Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Making the Time

Wow - it's been too long.  As Lent begins and we approach the season of renewal and the celebration of new life, I am working on making the time to create more and share more.  My posts may be a little random and maybe not even related to the season, but just sharing something is my goal. 

With that said, here is a cute Teacher Appreciation project that I put together for my youngest daughters TK teacher.  It works well with a small number of kids - so it's perfect for preschool or kindergarten.  It was REALLY easy.  First I took a photo of each child, collected a quote from them about what they loved and appreciated about their teacher, die cut the flower shapes and circle punched the photos.  I assembled them using a tap runner, but used a hot glue gun to attached the coffee stirs in between the front and the back of the flowers.  The crayon "vase" was equally as easy - hot glue gunned the crayon right onto a paper mache box.  The crayons did not melt at all - and I was using the high temp gun and glue.  Made a quick tag, filled it with Reeses Peanut Butter cups (her favorite) and it was done.  The kids were so excited to see the final product and hear what all the kids had said.  I hope this inspires you a little and you can carve out some time in your stack to let the teachers in your life know how much you appreciate them!

1 comment:

  1. What a fantastic project! I wish I had seen this earlier, I would have made one, too! Our teacher appreciation is tomorrow. Oh well, I'll keep it in mind for next year. Thanks for sharing your cool projects! I found you over at "I heart nap time". BTW, I just had to "pin" this!