I've been pinning away and then tucking ideas away for later. Now's when I dig them out!
This year I decided to make new gifts for my kids. I used to always make gifts for my students like decorated journals and writing notebooks. I get these big ideas and set off to do them and then find myself up to my eyeballs in a project that I simply must finish because it's too late to turn back! This year was . . . slightly different but slightly the same?
I made 2 things for my kids.
|The Winter Pinterest Treat Bag!|
|Rice Crispy Treat (store bought), homemade Gingerbread Man rainbow crayon, and homemade ribbon bookmark!)|
Each student got a fun rainbow Gingerbread Man crayon.
This is the one where you chop up the crayons and melt them in a silicone mold in the oven. All I did was use a mini Gingerbread Man mold instead of the heart used in the Pinterest post.
Each student also got a ribbon book mark.
You sew a elastic hair tie to one end of the ribbon and sew a button to the other end of the ribbon. Now it can wrap around the section of book you already read and TADA! Page saved! It's even drop proof! (You know . . . when you drop your book and the bookmark falls out and you lose your page.)
As much as I complain and whine about what happens on a day to day basis, I do love my kids and am grateful for them. So yeah, it's worth the time and effort. (I think.) I mean, maybe they won't realize all that went into the gifts, but I know I put my heart into it just for them.