May 30 10
by cara
at 6:52 AM
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Crayon Monograms

I know this post is a little late since most kids are already done with school, but perhaps this will be useful to some of you for next year’s teacher gifts!  I thought these Crayon Monograms from Testosterone Times Three would make a perfect end of the year gift for The Littlest Apple’s Mother’s Day Out teachers.  A simple, handmade thank you to his teachers for all of their hard work.  (Homemade Bath Scrubs would also be a great gift for teachers.)

The teachers also received gift cards from the entire class.  (I’ll share some notes on that particular debacle  when I do my “Notes to New Room Moms” post).  I honestly don’t know how these teachers do it with a class of 10 2 and 3 year olds, all in various stages of potty training.  I think they spend most of their day changing diapers, taking kids to the potty, and washing hands!  The Littlest Apple will be moving on to a different school, closer to home, but we’ll always remember his very first teachers!

Crayon Monograms

For this project, I used a serrated knife to cut the crayons to size, then used Tacky Glue to attach the crayons to a piece of cardstock.  The cardstock will need to be custom-cut to fit your shadow box frame (Mine was an 8 x 10 frame, but the cardstock needed to be cut slightly smaller than that.)  I used a cheap box of crayons, but I think next time I’ll use Crayola brand, since the crayons are the main focus!  I’d also be tempted to print out the teacher names next time along the side, instead of writing it by hand.  It takes a little finesse to get the letters looking good, but all in all, this is a fun and inexpensive project.

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  • Melinda M

    Just a heads up on Crayola crayons…the 24 ct box can often be found for 25 cents when school supplies start going on sale (right around the 4th of July through the end of August). That’s a great time to stock up without breaking the bank.

  • http://www.simplekids.net Kara Fleck

    Those turned out really cute :-)

  • http://www.thepickyapple.com cara

    Melinda-Thanks for the tip on the crayon sale! I’ll be stocking up for sure!

    Kara- Thanks! I had lots of fun with this. Hope the teachers like them too.

  • http://cassiecraves.blogspot.com Cassie

    I love these SO MUCH! I can’t wait to make them for Andrew’s and Will’s teachers for Christmas. I always get the best craft ideas from you, Cara!

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