Wednesday, January 25, 2012

What To Wear On the 100th Day of School

If you have a kid in elementary school you are probably well aware of the the 100th day of school. Not only do they count down to it, but they have a party for it. And of course if there is a party there is usually things the kids have to do, like bring in 100 of something and my son has to wear something for the 100th day.

Since we recently failed at a mini science project (more about that next week) I wanted it to be something good. The paper suggested a chain with 100 beads, a shirt with 100 safety pins and other ideas. We came up with 100 Fingers for the 100th day of School

There are five people in our family- so each member did their hand prints twice- once on the front, once on the back. Our hands all fit nicely, even with my husband's huge hands (he is 6'8"- his hands match his body).

Lucas wrote the names of each family member and I wrote 100 days.Cute huh? We thought about doing our feet on the back- but decided that with my husband's size 15 feet it would be a tight fit.

Tips: We did one side a night- so plan ahead- or leave time to dry before flipping. Also, I stuck a flat box inside the shirt while painting each side to ensure the paint did not soak through. We used regular acrylic paint. We used a sponge brush to brush the paint onto our hands, rather than dipping, to ensure an even coating and not too much paint. What are you doing for the 100th day?

29 comments:

  1. That is such a fantastic idea and your son's smiling face pretty much says he thinks it is too!!
    You are such a fun mom :-D

    I remember when my kids hit the
    100th day the teacher always wanted us to do a family collage project - that was fun too but I like this better!

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  2. That is really cool! And creative.

    My son has to do a project with 100 things. He painted a football field on the inside of a box lid because football fields have 100 yards.

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  3. Super cute!!

    We don't do anything...our school doesn't make a huge deal of it.

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  4. Awww that seems like a lot of fun for all the kids!

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  5. That is such a great idea! :)

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  6. totally adorable. I can never think of anything creative, so I just stick 100 m&ms in a bag and call it done.

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  7. Very cute and your hubby has some gigantic hands :)

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  8. Totally stealing this from you!!! They are only to the 90's But I better get busy.

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  9. That's really clever!! Last year we did 100 candies for the 100th day.

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  10. I think celebrating 100th day of school must have totally skipped over TX. This is the second post I've read about 100th celebrations. I have never heard of it until now. What is going on? Should I start a movement to celebrate this or what?

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  11. I've never heard of celebrating the 100th day but I LOVE it!! Super cute idea with the tshirt. He is so cute!~

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  12. Super cute 100 days project.

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  13. How fun!

    We have 100 days of Kindergarten on Friday :)

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  14. What an adorable idea!

    Punky hasn't mentioned 100 day this year... Maybe we're in the clear. Knock on wood.

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  15. I just got an email from our teacher about the 100 day celebration today!

    I'm excited!

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  16. So cute Emily! I have no idea how many days Ethan has been in school . . . but this is such a cute idea!

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  17. Cute idea! By the way, my husband is only 5'11" and wears a size 15 shoe. Yikes!

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  18. This is really cute and creative and good! Love it. I would LOVE LOVE LOVE to see a photo of Ryder's feet next to your husbands! That would be something.

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  19. This is awesome, Emmy!! What a great idea :)
    I don't know what we're doing for the 100th day of school yet...I haven't thought that far in advance.

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  20. That is a great idea! Our 100th day is Friday at our school.

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  21. Great idea. Fun memory shirt, and Lucas looks as handsome as ever!

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  22. Gotta hand it to ya, Emily! Clever! Your ideas come in handy!

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  23. Oh that is totally so creative. Laughing at the size of your husband's feet. My son is a size 13 in shoes and I thought that was big. LOL.

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  24. Great idea! I loved the 100th day when I was teaching:)

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  25. What a super fun idea!!! Perfect for the occasion. I haven't heard anything about this 100 day thing? Wonder if our school doesn't do it? Bummer, it looks super fun.

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  26. What is the 100th day thing? Never heard of it.

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  27. Oh my gosh, how cute! Love it! So someday if I ever have a kid (that lives with me full time lol) remind me of this come the 100th day of school! :)

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  28. The 100th day of school is getting more and more popular each year in grade schools. The shirt came out so cute. There are more ideas on http://www.kidsplayandcreate.com/100th-day-of-school-projects-for-kids/

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