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Supplies for the Teacher

I continue on my mission to find inexpensive gifts for the new teachers, to brighten their day, to excite my kids in that they get to give their new teachers a little something to say thank you. First I made the flower pens, but teachers need more than pens, they grade with sharpies and they highlight papers right?! Simple items but they go a long way! I have three kids, even with one, craft supplies are always somewhere in my house so only thing I had to run to the store for was sharpies and highlighters. Even if I had to go out and buy some card stock, I spent less than $10!

This is what you need:

  • Card stock
  • Stencil
  • String or ribbon
  • sharpies & highlighters

As for the wording, I played around on my computer until I had it all just right! Puns are so much fun and cute!

The sharpies card says “My future is looking SHARP with you as my teacher!”

The highlighter card says “Have a BRIGHT school year! ”

Of course my printer ran out of color ink so I just colored in the words “SHARP” and “BRIGHT”, and I let my kiddos pick the design. Once I had my wording printed and colored, I cut them out in the design I wanted. I use the card stock for some sturdiness and an extra added flare. Simple cut and paste at this point, glue the wording to the card stock and continue your cut design. Once my cards were ready, I tied some string around the sharpies and highlighters and tied it into a bow! I didn’t attach the cards because my kids wrote their teachers a little note on the back and wanted to hand them to their teachers separately.

Cute, practical for a teacher and best of all…. LOW COST!!


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