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Seasonably Cute DIY Fall Button Tree

by Jennifer Wieland
Seasonably Cute Décor - DIY Fall Button Tree #DIY #Craft #KidFriendly #Fall #QuickandEasy

Fall has definitely arrived. The temperatures are finally cooling off. It’s getting dark earlier and earlier. The leaves are changing colors and falling to create a colorful blanket over the ground. With the arrival of fall always comes great opportunities to decorate your home in the warm rich colors of the season.  If your anything like me though you want to be able to decorate on a budget and your kids want to help. That’s what makes this DIY fall button tree perfect! It’s inexpensive, your kids can do it and each one will be completely different. 

Seasonably Cute Décor - DIY Fall Button Tree #DIY #Craft #KidFriendly #Fall #QuickandEasy

One of the really great things about this craft project is that it can easily be made with items that many of us already have on hand at home. That makes this a great project for the kids to do on a day off school or a rainy afternoon.

Seasonably Cute Décor - DIY Fall Button Tree#DIY #Craft #KidFriendly #Fall #QuickandEasy

Materials

Template 
8″ x 10″ picture frame
Hot glue
Buttons in various sizes and colors – I use Favorite Findings Buttons

Instructions

Using your printer, print out the template on card stock and cut to 8″ x 10″.

Seasonably Cute Décor - DIY Fall Button Tree #DIY #Craft #KidFriendly #Fall #QuickandEasy

Place your printed and cut template on a flat, protected surface.

Seasonably Cute Décor - DIY Fall Button Tree#DIY #Craft #KidFriendly #Fall #QuickandEasy

Pick out and arrange the buttons to your liking. Use as many or as few as you like. You can even layer the buttons on each other.

Seasonably Cute Décor - DIY Fall Button Tree#DIY #Craft #KidFriendly #Fall #QuickandEasy

Using a hot glue gun, glue buttons onto the tree template. 

Seasonably Cute Décor - DIY Fall Button Tree#DIY #Craft #KidFriendly #Fall #QuickandEasy

When finished, take apart your frame and place the tree in front of the glass. Put the frame back together and you’re all set to enjoy!

Seasonably Cute Décor - DIY Fall Button Tree#DIY #Craft #KidFriendly #Fall #QuickandEasy

This is a very pretty fall decorating idea and can easily be done in under 30 minutes. A grouping of them on the wall each with different buttons and button patterns would be beautiful. 

 

Do you like to change out decorations in your home based on the holiday or season?

 

 

 


Halloween Mask Gift Idea Plus Printable

by Jennifer Wieland
Halloween Mask Gift Idea Plus Printable - A perfect option for classroom parties or trick-or-treaters with food allergies!

Halloween is right around the corner and that means classroom parties and treats for all the little ghosts and goblins that come knocking on your door as well. With all of the food allergies many schools no longer allow food or candy for class parties and Halloween trick-or-treating leaves many parents of children with food allergies in fear. Today, I am going to share with you an option that goes beyond the standard pencil or eraser that you no doubt, have countless of littering a drawer in your house. How about a Halloween mask gift idea plus printable to jazz it up to set your little monster apart at their class party or make your house the most sought after by food allergy families?

Halloween Mask Gift Idea Plus Printable - A perfect option for classroom parties or trick-or-treaters with food allergies!

This Halloween mask gift idea is such a simple one. If you’ve ever been to a craft store I’m sure that in the children’s section, seasonal area or near the registers you have seen those inexpensive wooden masks that are usually about $1. They are meant to be colored in by kids and you can find them in different varieties year round. This is such a perfect thing to hand out at Halloween since masks go with Halloween just like candy. Even better? Craft stores always have coupons so this can help cut the cost of this already inexpensive idea!Halloween Mask Gift Idea Plus Printable - A perfect option for classroom parties or trick-or-treaters with food allergies!

All of these wooden masks have wooden handles for the children to hold the masks up to their faces and these handles make a great spot for a wraparound printable. I created a simple and fun one to attach to each mask. There is a blank area on the back of each printable for your child to write who the mask is to and from our if you are simply handing these out to trick-or-treaters then you can leave it blank or sign it with your family name.

Halloween Mask Gift Idea Plus Printable - A perfect option for classroom parties or trick-or-treaters with food allergies!

To print out your own copy of the printable or to save it to your hard drive to print later just click on the picture below. 

Halloween Mask Gift Idea Plus Printable - A perfect option for classroom parties or trick-or-treaters with food allergies!

 

 

 

 


Teacher Appreciation Gardening Gift Idea Plus Printable

by Jennifer Wieland
Teacher Appreciation Gardening Gift Idea Plus Printable

Teacher appreciation is next week. That means it’s time to get creative and find fun and unique ways to show your kid’s teacher(s) how much you appreciate everything they have done throughout the year. I know a lot of teachers who like to garden. In fact one of our local schools has a garden that some of the teachers and staff volunteer in. I thought what would be a fun teacher appreciation gardening gift idea? Why, a garden tool and some special seed packets of course!

What I really love about this idea is that not only is it a gift that would be used and appreciated by a gardening teacher but it’s also VERY budget friendly. Seed packets are cheap and found at all kinds of stores in the spring. Gardening tools are actually a great dollar store find I love. 

Teacher Appreciation Gardening Gift Idea Plus Printable

SUPPLIES

Seed packets

printer paper

tape or glue

whole punch

twine

gardening tools or gloves

INSTRUCTIONS

Print the seed packet printable and cut out the envelopes on the black lines. 

Teacher Appreciation Gardening Gift Idea Plus Printable

Once the envelopes are cut out, take a seed packet and fold down about 1/2″ at the top. Tape to hold in place. turn one of the cut out envelopes over and place a seed packet on the back side.

Teacher Appreciation Gardening Gift Idea Plus Printable

Fold the edges to form the envelope and then tape or glue the edges.

Teacher Appreciation Gardening Gift Idea Plus Printable

Your seed packet is now nicely wrapped in a thank you to teacher. Now you will also be able to feel that there is a place at the top where you can safely punch a whole. 

Teacher Appreciation Gardening Gift Idea Plus Printable

Once you have the whole punched you can thread some twine through and tie it to a gardening tool or pair of gloves. 

Teacher Appreciation Gardening Gift Idea Plus Printable

Do you have any inexpensive or creative teacher appreciation gift ideas?

 

 


Classroom Valentine’s Day Card Gift Idea – Watercolor Art

by Jennifer Wieland
FREE PRINTABLE - Classroom Valentine's Day Card Gift Idea - Watercolor Art

 

 

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and as a parent and PTA board member I know that means class parties are in my future. Our school district does not allow food treats during parties so it is always a challenge to find something to do that doe snot involve pencils, erasers or the like. I’m sure these Classroom Valentine’s Day Card Gift Idea – Watercolor Art sets will be a hit with the kids and the parents.

FREE PRINTABLE - Classroom Valentine's Day Card Gift Idea - Watercolor Art

Since I’m in the Chicago suburbs our kids spend a lot of time cooped up during the winter months due to all of the cold and snow. It’s always important to have things on hand that can help stave off the boredom of a cold, gray and snowy day. My kids love being able to make crafts or create art projects and so do most kids. That’s why I thought the idea of watercolor sets would be fun!

FREE PRINTABLE - Classroom Valentine's Day Card Gift Idea - Watercolor Art

I was able to snag these watercolor sets for only 58¢ a pop at Target when all of the back-to-school supplies went on clearance. Each set comes with a paintbrush and the adorable Valentine’s Day card I created fits nicely over it. There are numerous places you can get watercolor sets for less than a dollar. 

FREE PRINTABLE - Classroom Valentine's Day Card Gift Idea - Watercolor Art

These classroom Valentine’s are a breeze to make. All you have to do is click on the image below and print out the number you need. Your child can then cut them out and write in the to and from information. 
FREE PRINTABLE - Classroom Valentine's Day Card Gift Idea - Watercolor Art
 
Fold the Valentine’s in half lengthwise and use double-sided tape or glue dots to attach them to the watercolor paints and voila you have a great Valentine that will wow your child’s classmates and help to bust up any blizzard boredom that may come your way. 
 
 
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    Economical refillable watercolors. 8 colors in plastic case with brush sold individually. Refills sold individually or in sets of 6 and do not include brushes. Non-toxic.
    $1.09  from Discount School Supply
 
 

End of School Year Ice Pop Gift Idea with Cute Printable

by Jennifer Wieland
End of School Year Ice Pop Gift Idea and Cute Printable

 

 

With multiple kids in elementary school it would be so easy to tell them that they are all going to be giving out the same end of school year gift to their classmates but my creative juices won’t allow me to do that. I like coming up with and creating fun little ways to adorn gifts. I didn’t do it with my older kids when they were little but back then I was allowed to bake treats or at least buy them for the class. Since that is no longer an option in our district I like to fancy up the gifts with a cute little note or card. I think it makes what could be a dull gift to a child into something with more personality and appeal. I think that this end of school year ice pop gift idea with cute printable is just one fun way to get small children excited and ready to make something fun in the kitchen this summer. 

End of School Year Ice Pop Gift Idea and Cute Printable

I love getting into the kitchen with my kids and making ice pops during the summer is such a fun and easy way to get creative, spend time together and end it all with a tasty treat! My daughter is finishing up kindergarten and she will be giving these out to her friends. I think they are fun and different from the standard chalk, bubbles and pencils that are given out. I found these ice pop molds at Walmart and they were only 88¢ each. That’s a pretty inexpensive gift for each child.

End of School Year Ice Pop Gift Idea and Cute Printable

Print out the free printable and then cut them out and use tape or staples to attach the little cards to the ice pop molds. Just click on the picture below to print out the printable.

End of School Year Ice Pop Gift Idea and Cute PrintableI hope you and your kids have one cool summer!

 

 


End of School Year Water Balloon Gift Idea With Printable

by Jennifer Wieland
This is a fun idea for an End of School Year Gift for kids in your child's class. The fun comicbook theme is a fun design. #free #printable

 

 

I can’t believe it’s the end of the school year already but at the same time I am so happy that it’s here. Maybe I’m more excited about this year since I work at one of the schools in my district this year. So just like the kids I am excited about more time to do what I want and less time doing work. Every year though I do like to come up with little gifts for my kids to hand out to their classmates. It seems though that all you ever see for this online is ideas for bubbles or chalk. I wanted to do something different this year and I have. In fact, I came up with three different ideas and will be sharing each of them with you in coming days. Today though I will be sharing an end of school year water balloon idea with printable. This is a fun idea for an End of School Year Gift for kids in your child's class. The fun comicbook theme is a fun design. #free #printable

It’s pretty safe to say that I am a nerdy, geeky girl. I own that about me and am proud of it and flaunt it. In fact one of my recent posts gave me the idea for this printable. I am a huge Marvel fan and love comic books. I’m that parent that encourages her children to read them and graphic novels. So one day it just came to me that water balloons are such a great summertime thing plus they get the kids outside and playing but since you the play involves throwing stuff at each other it made me think of comic books. Of course that meant that I had to design a printable to use to hand them out that looked like comic book cells. 

To make these fun little gifts with your kids for their classmates all you need to do is download the free printable and print it out. Click on any of the pictures to download the printable.

This is a fun idea for an End of School Year Gift for kids in your child's class. The fun comicbook theme is a fun design. #free #printable Once the printables are printed and cutout all you need to fill is fill snack size baggies with water balloons and spouts. (I found two packs at Walmart. Each one had 50 balloons and a spout and was only 97¢ for the two. That makes this a really affordable gift idea.) Then fold the printables in half lengthwise and place the sealed top of the baggies in between the front and the back of the printable and staple. That’s it! Your kids now have a fun gift for their friends in class.

This is a fun idea for an End of School Year Gift for kids in your child's class. The fun comicbook theme is a fun design. #free #printable

At less than 75¢ a child this works out to be an affordable gift that will get kids outside to play.

 

 


End of Year Teacher Gift Tag Printable

by Jennifer Wieland
End of Year Teacher Gift Tag Printable
This post is part of a sponsored campaign with MyPrintly and MomSelect. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

 

 

I love the school district my kids are in! It is a great district for special needs families. The schools and staff always go above and beyond to help and often are the first requesting additional services for kids. That is great because i know many parents that are in different districts with special needs children and they have to fight tooth and nail to get anything. I really love gifting the teachers and teacher’s aides with thank you gifts at the end of the year on the last day of school. However, having three kids that have IEP’s means that each one has more than one teacher, aides and therapists for different reasons. So I wish I could get each and every one of them an unbelievably amazing gift each year sadly that is just not a financial option for us or most families like ours. Fifteen to twenty gifts has to be done in a reasonable price range for us. This year, my youngest son Jackson will be gifting all of his teachers and aides with insulated cups filled with teas, sweeteners, and other convenience cold drink options. These useful gifts are then being adorned with these super cute end of year teacher gift tag printables.

End of Year Teacher Gift Tag Printable

These gifts are easy to do all you need to do to get started is download the printable file. You can print it as is or add a picture of your child to the center of the blank lemons. You can get the file by clicking HERE.

End of Year Teacher Gift Tag PrintableSUPPLIES

Printed out gift tags on card stock

scissors

glue or glue stick

hole puncher

End of Year Teacher Gift Tag Printable

I was able to quickly and easily get these printed out on my HP Envy printer. I love having a great quality color printer that works with all of my computers, tablets and phones!

End of Year Teacher Gift Tag Printable

Cut out the circles, one front and one back one. Add a photo of your child by printing one and pasting it onto the center of the back circle.

End of Year Teacher Gift Tag Printable

Use glue or glue stick to get the back of the circles good and tacky. Then line up the circles making sure the fronts will match up (top to top and bottom to bottom) and then press together.

End of Year Teacher Gift Tag Printable

Punch a whole with your whole puncher at the top and center of the circle. Fill up cute cups with some iced tea, sweeteners and other cold drink ideas. Add some crinkle paper so the items don’t shift and then attach the gift tag using a ribbon of your choice.

End of Year Teacher Gift Tag Printable

If you’re looking for other ideas then be creative, be inspired and check out MyPrintly.com. The site is loaded with creative inspiration for everyone from the novice to the heartiest of crafty types and right now through May 15th, 2015 you can enter to win one of three (3) HP Envy Printers: http://bit.ly/MyPrintlyGiveaway. The contest will end on Friday, May 15th and winners will be randomly selected and notified the following week.  Please note, only residents of the U.S.A. are eligible to enter.

 

 


Mother’s Day Printable Lip Balm Card

by Jennifer Wieland
Mother's Day Printable Lip Balm Card a great craft idea for kids or adults.

 

 

It’s Mother’s Day this weekend and I love honoring the moms I know. So many moms skip over their own and wants and needs to focus on their family that this makes Mother’s Day even more special! Mom is the person who focuses on you and cares for you day in and day out so why shouldn’t she have one day that is all about her and how awesome and special she is to her family each day of the year. This year I wanted to make some fun little cards to hand out to some of the moms I know that deserve a little honor and celebration for all that they do. I decided to make these fun Mother’s Day Printable Lip Balm Cards that I think is just perfect for the moms I know.

I decided that I wanted this card to be sweet and touching all while being cute and useful at the same time. I think the design came out great and the addition of the lip balm gives each of the moms a way to make sure that their lips stay soft for kiddie kisses.

Mother's Day Printable Lip Balm Card  a great craft idea for kids or adults.

Directions

To make your own all you need to do is print off the printable that I have created on some card stock and then cut out the black circle in the middle of the heart.

Mother's Day Printable Lip Balm Card  a great craft idea for kids or adults.

I’ve been having so much fun with my new HP Envy printer making new printables!

 

These are designed to be used with EOS lip balm. To place the lip balm into the card all you need to do is remove the wrapper from the lip balm and open it.

Mother's Day Printable Lip Balm Card  a great craft idea for kids or adults.

Slide the bottom of the lip balm into the whole from the bottom and then screw the top onto the lip balm so that the EOS is on the top.

Mother's Day Printable Lip Balm Card  a great craft idea for kids or adults.

Then gift to friends and family to honor them on Mother’s Day.

 

Do you have any fun craft idea you are planning on doing for Mother’s Day this year?

 

 

This project along with other great ideas for a special Mother’s Day was feature on CRE8TIVE COMPASS.


Teacher Appreciation Day Candy Bar Wrapper Printable

by Jennifer Wieland
Free Printable Teacher Appreciation Day Candy Bar Wrapper

 

 

Teacher Appreciation Day is this week and teachers definitely deserve some appreciation. This year besides doing the blog here I have also worked as a recess supervisor at the school my two youngest kids go to. I know first hand how much school staff goes through day in and day out to help your kids learn and grow. In my district though most parents do end of year gifts instead of Teacher Appreciation Day gifts. This is what I plan to do but I also want to give them something on Teacher Appreciation Day that will let them know that I am thinking of them and how much they do each day and how a sugar and caffeine boost midday can make all the difference in the world. Also, since I have three kids in elementary school and all of them are on IEPs they see a lot of teachers each week between them all. That’s why I designed these Teacher Appreciation Day Candy Bar Wrapper Printables. It’s a quick, easy and inexpensive way to let your child’s teachers know that you appreciate all they do.

Free Printable Teacher Appreciation Day Candy Bar Wrapper

Since these were designed to go to teachers I went with the obvious and classic, green school chalkboard motif. The front detail looks like early elementary lined paper with a thank you blurb in a child-like script.

Free Printable Teacher Appreciation Day Candy Bar Wrapper

The back side when wrapped has a message wishing them a happy Teacher Appreciation Day in a bolder font. Both fonts were done in a pale yellow to replicate the old school yellow chalk that used to be in so many classrooms back in the day. I also added the standard apples on for embellishment.

Free Printable Teacher Appreciation Day Candy Bar Wrapper

It’s quick and easy to make these. All you have to do is print out the free printable, cut them out, wrap them around a candy bar, tape and you are done and ready to gift. To download the printable just click HERE.

 

Do you have a gift you like to give your kid’s teachers?

 


Star Wars Valentine’s Day Printable Cards

by Jennifer Wieland
Star Wars Valentine's Day Printable Cards

 

 

 

Do you have a young Jedi or Padawan in your house? (See how I went all Jedi Master there?) Then these are the Valentine’s Day cards for you! These Star Wars Valentine’s Day Printable Cards are a great option for your lightsaber wielding, one with the force child.

Star Wars Valentine's Day Printable Cards

I have created these cards in three fun Star Wars themed designs. Each one with a classic Star Wars character and a fun Valentine’s Day themed line on them. Each card has a blank line for your child to write out their name and the recipient’s name as well. These can be printed out and cut out and left as is and used as a perfect sized bookmark. That really keeps the cost down! If you want to though you can punch wholes along the top or side and add a glow stick. I figured those were the one thing you could do inexpensively that actually kind of reminds me of a lightsaber. You can usually find packages of 7-10 at the dollar store so still a relatively inexpensive and food free option for class parties.

Star Wars Valentine's Day Printable Cards

To download your own set of these and print them off for this weeks class parties just click on the link below. Then all you need to do is print cut and decide if you are going with really easy bookmarks or grab your whole punch, punch some whole and add some glow sticks.

Star Wars Valentine’s Day Printable Cards

 

 


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