Hi all. Happy Friday! I gotta make this quick because we are leaving to go camping in about 20 minutes. Monday May 2nd is the start of Teacher Appreciation Week. While the Catholic schools celebrate their teachers during Catholic Schools week, I still decided to make them a little something since I was already crafting for L's public school teachers.
There is nothing original about my idea. I took it straight from Creative Kismet. I lost the link after I first saw her craft so I didn't do mine exactly the same way but I tried.
Let me begin with the fact that I am on a strict budget and was at first unsure that I would be doing anything for the teachers but I only spent $5 for supplies (notepads and clips) and the rest of supplies (glue, scrapbook paper, and pencils I had on hand) The base of these notepads was cut out of recycled cardboard.
I used the kids book to trace the squares on the cardboard before cutting it out. I basically eyeballed everything else. The cardboard was wrapped like a present and the paper was glued down. I wrapped another strip around to cover the folds on the back. I also glue paper around the clip. For the pencils, My husband cut 8 pencils my kids had brought home from various parties and cut them in half. I sharpened them and then wrapped them in paper which I affixed with Modge Podge. I tied ribbon on one end of the pencil and then also to the clip. I also glued the sticky pad to to top of wrapped cardboard.
Have a great weekend!
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