I like to give a little gift to my kids’ new teachers at the beginning of the year, just to let them know we’re excited to have them as our teacher. I try to give something useful so I came up with a fun way to give something that is always needed in the classroom – pencils!
I’m loving neon right now, so I decided to go with a neon color scheme for our gift idea, but obviously you can use whatever colors you would like.
For this project you only need a few things: a tin can, kraft paper, washi tape and pencils.
I would recommend a 14.5 oz tomato can (or similar) to hold the pencils. Wash the can thoroughly and dry.
Step 1 – Wrap washi tape around the top of your pencils.
Step 2 – Trim ends of tape into a point.
Step 3 – Measure and cut kraft paper to fit can – approx. 4 1/8″ by 9 3/4″.
Step 4 – Wrap kraft paper around can using double sided tape to secure.
Step 5 – Adhere washi tape to can.
Step 6 – Admire your work!
Put your pencils in your new, cute container and attach a little tag with a clothespin.
If you’re not into neon or washi tape, simply use a piece of scrapbook paper instead and tie the tag with a ribbon.
You can download both the neon and traditional colored tags HERE.
Now you have a simple gift your child can take with them on the first day of school. Your teacher will love it!