Ok, so now that I am introducing you to a third project for Teacher’s Appreciation Week, you may think I am harping on a topic. Not the case, my dears. This is simply a week that has taken me by surprise in the past…and as a mama, I have vowed to really try and not fail at this one again. Seriously! Somehow it manages to scoot by in the whirlwind of schedules and I wind up feeling like a lame-O! Not this time, my friends!! With a little pre-thought and some good old creativity, this can be a fun time with your kids.
Case in point, here is a little recycling craft that is super easy and kid friendly. With a recycled glass bottle and some dollar store supplies, you can have a cute and colorful gift that can become a staple for your kids teacher’s lunch box.
recycled bottle with lid
bag of colorful rubber bands (got mine at the 99c Store)
foam crafting sheet
glue (not water soluble)
twine or embroidery thread
Start by tracing out a piece of foam that will fit the bottom of your bottle. Glue the foam to the bottom of your bottle.Start by glueing one rubber band in place at the bottom of the bottle. After that has dried, let your little one slide all the other rubber bands on in any pattern their little hearts desire!
If and when they get tired out, you can help by tying on some twine for the water bottle handle.
You can obviously just braid this, but why not do the knots of a friendship bracelet? Actually, next time, I am going to use some colored embroidery thread so that it looks like an actual friendship bracelet!Once your kids have placed the last rubber band, glue it in place.Include a cute little note of appreciation from your minion, and you are all set!
Ok, Teacher Appreciation Week, I am ready for you!!! LOL