for my daughter's schools over the past few years.
When I was working on these projects,
I couldn't find a lot of examples online
with ideas for things like Silent Auction Class Projects.
My original post about some of the Silent Auction Projects from 2010 can be found here.
For the Silent Auction projects for my daughter's preschool, I had a very small budget.
I saved up my Michaels and JoAnnes craft store coupons and
purchased unfinished wood projects, tun lunch boxes, and picture frames.
The kids were very young so I had to keep the projects simple enough
for them but cute enough to get their parents to bid some money on them!
I primed and painted the wood projects with simple colors at home.
I came up with a theme for each class's project.
Themes included things like:
Eric Carle's Very Hungry Caterpillar
Frogs in Space (for the "Frog's Class")
Woodland Animals for the "Cardinal" and "Bear" classes
Flower Garden for the "Bee" and "Dragon Fly" classes
Then scheduled time to visit each classroom and sit in the back
to collect finger prints from each of the students.
Helpful Tips: I set up a little station with washable acrylic paint and baby wipes
to clean fingers. I also had a chart/sketch of the project that I wrote each child's name on
so I could label the project at home with sharpie after the paint dried.
I added details to the finger prints to transform them into things like
bugs, critters, frogs, flowers, etc.