Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Teacher's Survival Kit w/Free Printable

How many of your kids bring a gift to the teacher on the first day of school? My girls start in two weeks and I was thinking maybe they should bring a "Meet the Teacher" gift (and of course there's nothing wrong with trying to get on the teacher's good side right away!).

Teacher gifts are hard because you really want to give them something useful. I've seen this idea of a "Teacher's Survival Kit" done before using a box, like a pencil box. I think it's a great idea because you can fill it with essentials that'll get used throughout the year: band-aids, post-its, aspirin, cold medicine, maybe even a little trial size hair spray?!

My version uses a drink carrier, specifically a Starbucks Frappucino drink carrier--perfect size! Smaller than a 6-pack carrier, so you won't have trouble filling it. And it gives the teacher easy and quick access to the contents.

To deocrate it, I wrapped the carrier in fun paper I had with double-sided tape; made up some embellishments, and tied a ribbon on the handle. I made up different color variations (because I'm so indecisive!) so if you want to make a kit of your own, you can download the label and apple circles here. You'll definitely earn an A+ for effort!

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13 comments:

  1. Such a cute idea! Thanks for sharing!

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  2. Cute! I've never really thought of doing teacher gifts at the beginning of the year--but it seems like a good way of getting your child remembered in the class actually :)

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  3. I love the recycling of the drink carrier! Super smart.

    I'd love for you to link this to our first ever Blog Hop. "Crafts for Under Twenty-Somethings" is a party specifically for things kid and teen related, so your post would be perfect!

    Melanie
    bearrabbitbear.blogspot.com

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  4. Thanks for linking up your great post! I'm also your newest follower- love to have you follow back!!


    Melanie
    bearrabbitbear.blogspot.com

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  5. How cute! I would love it if you linked this up to my Tuesday Confessional link party going on now: http://www.craftyconfessions.com/2011/08/tuesday-confessional-link-party-and.html.
    See you soon!
    ~Macy

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  6. What a great idea! Thank you for sharing it and being generous with the download.

    I am visiting from Tidy Mom. It is nice to "meet" you. I hope you have a great weekend!

    LaVonne @ Long Wait For Isabella

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  7. We tend to do presents for teachers at the end of school year here, but its sweet to think of giving them supplies to start the year.

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  8. Adorable! I featured you with my Weekly Favorites on my blog today! Can't wait to try this :) I'm a new follower, too!

    Erin @ How to Nest for Less
    www.howtonestforless.com

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  9. Any teacher should love to receive that! How thoughtful! :)

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  10. Cute, cute, cute!! I love this idea.

    Newest follower. You can find me at http://theoldsimplelife.blogspot.com

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  11. Great idea...I'm sure any teacher would LOVE this. :) Would love to have you link this up to my {wow me} wednesday link up party going on right now over on my blog. :) (New follower, cute blog!) :)

    Ginger
    gingersnapcrafts.blogspot.com

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  12. I teach 2nd-7th grade and I would be so touched if a student brought something like this to me. Homemade gifts are always the best! Now I need to get me a drink carrier so I can make one of these for my son and daughter's teacher. Thanks for sharing.

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