School Crafts

Sidewalk Chalk End of School Year Student Gift Idea & Free Printable

by Jennifer Wieland
Sidewalk Chalk End of School Year Student Gift Idea & Free Printable

My daughter is in her final year of Pre-K, she’s been going since she was 3 and is so excited to finally be moving up to Kindergarten next year. There are three Pre-K classes at her school and while some of her friends are moving up with her there are some that have another year or two to go before they move up to Kindergarten. This will be a big transition for all of the kids. The ones that don’t move up will have new kids next year that they don’t know and those that are moving up will have to adjust to there being many more kindergarten classes and maybe having only 1-2 friends from Pre-K in their classroom next year. They’ll be transitioning to a full day of school instead of 2.5 hours. For these reasons I wanted her to be able to hand out a nice gift to all of her friends on the last day of school. I came up with a Sidewalk Chalk End of School Year Student Gift Idea & Free Printable.

I had seen other sidewalk chalk ideas where people banded them together with a paper printable and that was my original idea and then I realized something that’s very, very important when dealing with chalk… It’s a mess! If you don’t package them then it can break easier and it will get all over everything and even if it doesn’t break little bits will fall off or it will just rub against everything in the backpack! I’m sure all of the parents would just love to get loose, busted up chalk all over the inside of their kid’s backpack as a fun end of year surprise. So, I decided to package them in snack baggies and do a printable for the baggies. 

Sidewalk Chalk End of School Year Student Gift Idea & Free Printable

Sidewalk chalk is a very inexpensive thing to buy, you can get packs of 20 at the dollar store for well, $1.

Sidewalk Chalk End of School Year Student Gift Idea & Free Printable

I think they came out super cute and I know the kids will love them and put them to good use.

You can download the free Chalk Full of Fun Printable here.

 


End of Year Teacher Appreciation Gift

by Jennifer Wieland
End of Year Teacher Appreciation Gift: Up-Cycled Pringles Can - My Sweet Sanity

I know this past week was Teacher Appreciation Day but I like to wait until the end of the year to gift the teachers with one nicer gift instead of two smaller ones and while some parents do send in gifts on Teacher Appreciation Day I know most in my school district just wait the few extra weeks and send in their appreciation gift the last week of school. Now there are a million and one ideas on the internet and Pinterest in particular for just this very thing but I figured I’d just add to the ever-growing list with a cute printable and a fun, cute and crafty way to package up baked goods, candy or other small items.

At the end of every school year I usually send a gift card to the teachers but just handing over the gift card seems so boring so I usually pair it with some baked goods or candy. This year some of the kid’s teachers will be getting a gift card along with cookies packaged in an adorable and very summery flower container that can be reused and is made by up-cycling Pringles cans. I also created a blackboard looking gift tag to hang from the flower levitra india. All-in-all I couldn’t be happier with how cute these came out and the Pringles can is the perfect size and shape to hold cookies and help keep them fresh.

End of Year Teacher Appreciation Gift: Up-Cycled Pringles Can - My Sweet Sanity

Supplies:

Empty Pringles Can, inside and lid cleaned

Green Foam Sheet

Green Felt, cut into two leaves

2-4 Felt Sheets, in different colors

Flowers, cut out to use as templates

Ribbon

Teacher Printable Gift Tag

Hot Glue Gun & Glue Sticks

Cookies, Candy or Other Treats

End of Year Teacher Appreciation Gift: Up-Cycled Pringles Can - My Sweet Sanity

Measure and cut the green foam sheet to fit around the Pringles can. Hot glue it into place making sure that the seems meet. Use the flower templates to cut out the three different sized flower shapes and the circle center for the flower in the felt colors of your choice. Hot glue the two felt green leaves to the top of the Pringles lid. Then hot glue the largest flower over the leaves. Follow those with the medium and smallest flowers and the circle. Next fill the can with whatever you are using. Punch a whole in the teacher printable gift tag and run the ribbon through the hole. Tie the ribbon onto the Pringles can about 3/4 of the way to the top.

End of Year Teacher Appreciation Gift: Up-Cycled Pringles Can - My Sweet Sanity

This is such a pretty way to give a treat to a teacher and they can reuse the flower container when it’s empty. It would be perfect for pens and pencils or to stash treats for themselves on their desk.

End of Year Teacher Appreciation Gift: Up-Cycled Pringles Can - My Sweet Sanity

Don’t those cookies look good? I realized I needed to bake up some cookies to fill this for photos and wouldn’t you know it, I came up with a new cookie recipe that will be up later this week.

Here is a close up of the printable that would also work well with a bouquet of flowers or a potted plant.

End of Year Teacher Appreciation Gift: Up-Cycled Pringles Can - My Sweet Sanity

 


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