Monday, December 14, 2009

This year's teacher gifts

This is the stash we are giving to Z's 2nd grade teacher. Mostly classroom supplies which they badly need (being how education cuts are getting greater and greater). Some homemade goodies (these are the Holiday Oatmeal cookies), big can of pencils, hand sanitizer, clorox wipes, erasers and some clickable Sharpies.

I decided to make a decorated can for the pencils, much like this flower vase, using craft papers and mod podge. Made a coordinating piece for the hand sanitizer inspired by this idea.

All the preschool teachers we kept it simple and something the kids could help with. Kalla and Micah made white chocolate almond crunch (a variation of this recipe). I substituted 2-3 drops of almond OIL flavoring (if you use extract it will seize the chocolate) for the orange. Then used semi sweet chocolate drizzle on top. We bagged the candy and put in these adorable gift boxes I got at Target dollar section. We made 6 boxes for all the teachers and assistants Kalla and Micah have at their preschool. Micah also made his teachers his signature candy cane ornament. :)

9 comments:

mrsbean said...

You are so crafty D!!

Kathryn @ Bonafide Southern said...

Those are GREAT teacher gifts! As a 4th grade teacher myself, I'd be tickled if each child would bring one container of Clorox wipes. We use so many of those, and they're kind of expensive for the teacher to re supply every couple weeks. Thanks for thinking of your teachers, especially when we have NO teacher supply money this year (at least in Alabama).

scrappydee said...

As a high school teacher -I can truly say I would be delighted to receive such crafty, thoughtful gifts. Thanks for caring and sharing!

Deanna said...

Thanks! Yes here in AL I know money for schools has been cut to the bone.

denise said...

Great photography on these shots. I think the light is really good there and it made the items pop.

Deanna said...

Thanks Denise...I always use the corner of my kitchen table by the glass doors where the light is really good. :)

Brenda said...

Okay, Deanna... I have bought the supplies to copy your teacher gift ideas.... I'm very excited. It will be my first time using Mod Podge, so I may have to call you!

If they turn out okay, I'll post on my blog soon!
:-)

Deanna said...

Oh fun Brenda! Let me know how they turn out! I love mod podge becasue it's just glue and brings me back to happy elmer glue type school days. :)

Brenda said...

I don't know what I thought Mod Podge was... but it's just super good glue, I guess! :-) And I must have used it before because the smell was so familiar... probably from childhood! Check out my blog- I'm pretty amazed with myself.

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