Well, school is just about done for my daughter and I am so happy that she has had so many wonderful teachers. I love her teachers! Seriously, she has really lucked out and had some amazing teachers. It has always been important to me that her teachers and I work in concert to ensure that K gets a good education, to avoid any misunderstandings or poor communication, and to resolve any issues that may arise, as soon as possible (whether it be educational or personal).
K LOVES to draw! Paint, charcoal, watercolor, Photoshop and Corel Painter are her favorite mediums. Her recent art teacher has been AMAZING and very kind. While I made sure her other teachers got wonderful gifts, I decided to make a little something for K’s art teacher. I had not plan on making anything, but a recent trip to Michael’s inspired me.
I found a garden caddy that was on sale, but instead of a garden caddy, my mind saw a cute desktop art caddy. I bought a couple of other supplies, as well as using what I already had.
While I like the word “Bloom” on the caddy, I knew it would not be applicable. Instead, I bought a thin piece of wood at Michael’s and trimmed it down. I spray painted it with chalkboard spray paint and adhered it to the caddy (in the space labeled “Bloom”) using Locktite power grab.
I then added some bling ribbon around the chalkboard insert.
After spray painting the “S” metal bookmark, I hung it on the caddy handle (it would not stay centered) and started putting everything else together. Because the caddy was originally a garden caddy, I decided to use green tissue paper for grass inside the caddy. I added two boxes of chalk (colored and white), a hot and cold tumbler filled with M&M’s and Skittles, and Sharpie oil based paint markers. Using my Silhouette Cameo and card stock paper, I cut out some white petals to place on top of the Sharpie markers (flowers). I also used the Silhouette Cameo to create the words on the chalkboard insert. Note: I tried hand writing the saying with chalk, but I kept smearing it. The pink “ART” letters are stickers I had left over from a previous project.
I also found these water color type thank you cards at Target. K used these to write a personal note.
By the way, in the card I included a gift card to local art supply store, AMC, and a local coffee shop not too far from the school. K’s art teacher LOVED everything! The other teachers got M&M and Skittle filled tumblers, as well as gift cards enclosed in the card from K. We had fun delivering the goods to her teachers!
If you are a teacher and reading this, THANK YOU for ALL that you do! 😀
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