Happy Creative Day, my friends!
I am your CSI Girl, Dee and it is a joy to be with you today!
I have an easy teacher gift idea for ya!
School is winding down and it is almost summer time! Our teachers deserve a long summer vacation.
I am always amazed at teachers and how much they give. It is not only their time, but their energy and their love of a good education.
So, to show your appreciation this year, why not make them something they will love?
How about a Pencil Cuff?
You ask, What is a pencil cuff? Well, I made it up but maybe it will catch on.
I had a plain metal cuff. I bought these a really long time ago on Etsy. I think I need more because they are super cool with lots of possibilities!
You will also need:
– ribbon, 2 kinds…1 wide, 1 thin
– Hot glue gun
* I used stickers and an eraser that I found at the Dollar Tree
Step 1: Cut your pencils to the size of your cuff
I used a knike but you could use a saw, in fact it is easier than a knife
Step 2: I hot glued my wide ribbon on the top and underneath. This just helps the cuff feel more confortable while on your wrist. I used green ribbon I had on hand.
Step 3: Next, hot glue your pencils on. I glued 4 on and then tied my thin ribbon on. Repeat until you get all pencils on.
Step 4: Embellish. I used an eraser that says A+ and stickers to spell out teacher. I glued on a piece of felt so that the eraser would stay.
These are fun to make and your kids can help you. I think any teacher would love to sport this any day at school. Your ribbon colors could be the school colors as well.
My total cost for this bracelet was
$1 for pencils
$1 for erasers
I had the ribbon, cuff, hot glue and stickers on hand from my craft stash.
“Think left and think right and think low and think high. Oh, the thinks you can think up if only you try!”
What is a end of school year without a quote from Dr. Seuss?