#WhatsAwesome is a school teacher letting her students fill her white dress with their artwork!
Haley Curfman shared a photo to her social media with the caption: It's the second year in a row I've brought a white dress to school and my students have filled it with their artwork. This is one of my favorite things to do in my class! #thewearyteacher This is something I'd seen on Pinterest a few years ago and I fell in love with the idea. I think every teacher should do this! It's a great project and an even better keepsake.
UPDATE: Because I can’t get caught up on all the comments. I bought the dress off Amazon for less than $20 about 6 mos. ago. It’s cotton/Spandex. I got last year’s dress from Amazon too; it’s a little different more of a cotton/poly blend, both worked great. I pre-washed the dresses before we started. I used fabric markers from Walmart. The markers say you can wash, but not sure I’ll attempt. I usually wear the dress for a class party when finished, and then put it on display. To do the project, I set up a station at a table with the dress, markers and piece of cardboard to put between the fabric. It takes anywhere from 2 wks. to a month to complete, as we just work on it here and there when time allows. Also, it’s been pointed out that this idea has been around way longer than Pinterest, lol. Teachers have been sharing their dresses, aprons, quilts, t-shirts, etc. with me that they’ve been creating since the 1950’s with the same concept. Which is awesome, and I love that you are sharing them with me! Thank you all so much for your kindness and support!
Photo: Facebook / Haley Curfman