Saturday, November 23, 2013

AEDM 13 Day 23 Tammy Doiel presents a Thank You Gift for Teachers

The first Christmas crafty post of this season!
When I found Tammy Doiel´s Creative K Kids I knew I´d love to try some of her projects. Creative K Kids is a blog about her family that includes crafts and activities that they have done as well as many of their favorite recipes. 

 The one I chose first was the  "Thank You Gifts to Teachers", right on time for our end of classes here in Buenos Aires. She even gives you a list of gifts to keep in mind which pleased my List Maker self immensely. :)

For her family school presents mean:
  • A gift for the children’s school teachers 
  • A gift for their Sunday School teachers 
  • A gift for their Wednesday night children’s program teachers 
  • A gift for their music teachers , P. E. teacher ,  piano teacher 
  • And the list could go on!
Now it is your turn to make your own school gifts list!

Are you looking for inexpensive, meaninful gifts that you can make for those important persons in your kids lives? Check this one out!

You can read the recipe for the yummy rolls here in this post
Download the cute f*r*e*e printable at her site by clicking here.
Once you have it, you can follow her instructions. Do what she did after printing them :


  • I had the kids decorate the outside of the printable – making sure they did not get glitter on the non-decorated space where I was going to stick the picture. Since I have developed a great friendship with tacky glue, and I wanted to make sure the decorations did not come off, tacky glue was used!  So we put some drops of glue where the confetti was and the kids used Q-tips to spread the glue out.  We then sprinkled glitter on those spots. They also put more glue on and put on pom poms or glass rhinestones or sequins. This decoration does not have to be done, but I wanted the kids to have a part in doing the ornaments for their teachers.
    Joshua and Karis putting glitter, glass rhinestones,and pom poms on their ornament.
    Joshua and Karis putting glitter, glass rhinestones,and pom poms on their ornament.
  • You could cut out a rectangle and place the picture under the hole that you cut out so that it is a frame–but that was way too time consuming for me.  So I just used my scrapbooking stickers on the back of the photos and stuck it on top of the printable.  
  • Lastly, I punched a hole in the top, put a paper hole reinforcement on the back of the ornament, and then put a ribbon through the hole to hang the ornament from.
Such a simple and fun project to do with the kids. You can use the same concept and make your own design for the decorative frame. The possibilities are endless!

To keep up to date with Tammy´s projects check her Creative K Kids Facebook page. And while you are there visit and Like mine! You can find me at Paula - Buenos Aires.

 I´m still working on my layout-a-day for Art Every Day Month. This is how my table looked.

The finisihed page for Day 22:


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10 comments:

misteejay said...

Lovely LO Paula and thanks for sharing this interesting site of Tammy's - I have a colleague with young children and will be pointing her in this direction.

Toni xx

Peggy Walker Barnes said...

Cute idea. We are past the teacher gift stage but still have friends that would love new ideas. Love that you do this with your kids....memory making at it's best.

Maron said...

What a nice idea. And fun too!

Karin Copperwood said...

I miss when my son was young and we could make "art" together. I am going to have to send your link to my daughter-in-law. My granddaughter loves glitter!

Sophie Bowns said...

I love this idea, it's quirky!

TammyVitale said...

there's absolutely *nothing* as great as kids and glitter - as long as it's not in my house. ;)

Tammy Doiel @ creativekkids.com said...

Thanks for featuring my ornaments! It was so kind of you to do so!

Catherine Holt said...

Anything that involves cutting, sticking and glitter....the kids are going to love!!

Lisa Mallis said...

Great ideas! I'll share with my sister - my nephews will love it!

Lisa Mallis said...

Great ideas! I'll share with my sister - my nephews will love it!

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