Here it is folks! My How-To on using my patterns, where you can find them, and what they look like. Take a look and don’t miss my Apple Pal Freebie (link at the bottom of the page!).
First thing first, have you heard of Teachers Pay Teachers? If not, you will need to register. Don’t worry it’s free! Do that here. You will find all of my patterns for sale through this site, in my store Crafty Bee Creations. Here you will be able to download (and re-download) your purchases and get revised products you’ve purchased for free (yes from time to time I update patterns, give my covers facelifts, and add things to bundles, etc.). There are no hard copies, no shipping, you just purchase and download the pdf and print it from home. It’s that easy!
Now let’s take a closer look at my patterns. Here are the supplies I will be using to complete the freebie as well as my printed pdf of the Apple Pal Cut and Paste.
All of my patterns are set up exactly the same. Therefore there is no guess work for you, you will always know what you are getting from me! You will get a sample picture to use with your kiddos as well as a set of directions.
You will also be provided with two types of patterns you can use. The first are my cardstock tracing patterns. Take these patterns and copy them onto cardstock (or cut them out and trace onto cardstock- your choice 🙂 ). This is a great option if you’d like your students to trace the patterns themselves and work on their tracing skills.
Here you can see I cut out the pattern and traced it on to construction paper.
Pattern option #2 (my Xeroxing patterns) are not only a time-saver (no tracing needed!) but also save on construction paper because I try to fit as many patterns onto a page while still being kid-friendly for cutting. With this pattern set you can copy the patterns directly onto construction paper. I tell you what colors to print each pattern on to, but feel free to have fun and get creative with your color selection!
Here you can see I printed my patterns directly onto the construction paper using my printer at home.
Next up: Cutting! Have your kids cut out the patterns they need to complete the project. Don’t worry- I also tell you how many of each piece you will need to cut out to complete a single project.
Now it’s time to glue! Follow the directions or use the picture as your guide to glue the pieces where they go. You’ll have a cute project in no time.
Add a smile and your Apple Pal (or any other project) is ready for display! Be sure to download and try out this set of patterns for free here.
What do you think? Still have questions? Feel free to email me at LB.CraftyBeeCreations@gmail.com and ask away. I’m an open book and LOVE helping teachers, daycare providers, moms, you name it, with these time saving patterns that I create.