Gifts, Gifts, & Gifts

I tried something new for my parent gifts this year.  I have been doing the handprint snowman ornaments for the past couple of years, but was ready to change it up a bit.  I found some clear plastic ornaments from Walmart for $1.00 a piece. 
I took a picture of each of my students with their arms up like they were playing in the snow.
Then, I printed them out and cut around their bodies.  I used a glue stick on the back, and then inserted these into the plastic ornaments.
The picture above does not do them justice.  My camera just could not decide how to focus when taking the pictures of the ornaments. 
We put a couple of scoops of the plastic snow into the ornaments and wrote the year. 
I found this adorable poem from Early Learning Ideas and knew I wanted to add it to my ornament. 
I measured each of my students with silver curling ribbon.  Then, I attached the laminated poem with the ribbon to the ornament. 
I tied the ribbon into a bow, curled it, and we were good to go.  I really loved how they turned out.  The students were really excited when I told them that when they untied the ribbon next Christmas, they would be amazed at how much taller they would be in a year.
Another quick gift idea I wanted to share was inspired by Teachery Tidbits.  My daughters gave these blankets to their P.E., Art, Music, and Media Specialist teachers today.  I gave one to each of the other 1st grade teachers.
If you want the tag, you can download it HERE.
Hope you are enjoying your last couple of days until break!


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      1. Thank you for your reply! I’m doing it this week for the parents. So, you didn’t glue it in at all? just placed it in with the snow?

  1. I am going to try to do these with my kiddos this year. I was trying to figure out how you got the picture to stick and stay up in the bulb. It says you put flu stick in the back so when you put it did you glue it to the back of the bulb? What helped get the picture in there? Tweezers? Maybe a chop stick? Any help would be greatly appreciated!

      1. Thank you for your reply! I’m doing it this week for the parents. So, you didn’t glue it in at all? just placed it in with the snow?

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