Tuesday, May 31, 2011

End of the Year Teacher Appreciation Gift: Crayon Art

My son’s Pre-School Teacher, Mrs. Edi,  is the MOST AWESOME TEACHER EVER!  I can’t say enough about what she’s done to help my son.  I feel so fortunate to have such a great & energetic person teaching my son the fundamentals of learning.

A few weeks ago, I came across this post  from Great Oak Circle for a “Broken Crayon Teacher Gift,” and I knew I had to make one for Mrs. Edi!

First, I took a piece of textured craft paper and cut it to fit in my computer printer.  Then, I opened MS Word and found some cool fonts to use to print out a large “E” and “Mrs. Edi” below.



Next, I cut the paper to fit inside the frame (Hint: Take the glass out of the frame and place it over your artwork, trace around the glass and cut.   That way you can be sure it’s the correct size.)



I put the craft paper into the frame first, then I replaced the glass BEHIND the craft paper.  This gives it a bit more stability.



Now the fun part!  I cut the tops off of some crayons using a steak knife – about 1/2 inch in length each.



 I arranged them over top of my printed “E” until I was pleased with the spacing and color arrangement.  Using a hot glue gun, I attached each crayon top…and here’s the result:



It’s a small token of my appreciation for all of her hard work, but I hope that she’ll enjoy it in her classroom for years to come!

The Fake-It Yourself Breakdown:

Teacher Appreciation Art (Frame $3, Craft Paper $0.50, Crayons $0.64)

Fake-It Yourself Total: $4.14


**If you liked this, check out my other Crafts!**

7 comments:

  1. Wonderful creation!.

    Thanks for sharing your creation with Make It Monday.
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  2. What a blast this is and so innovative, saw it on MIM and called in for a closer look, I am sure your son's teacher is going to be WoWed with this creation.
    Smiles:)

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  3. Wow! That is so much fun. Actually saw the thumbnail at Make it Monday and had to come and see the real thing. Your son's teacher will most definitely love this.
    Hugs from Finland, Eemeli

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  4. oh she will love it .. what a fabulous idea to sue the crayons
    Thanks for linking up to Make it Monday
    Lisa x
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  5. What a wonderful gift! Perfect for a teacher...(I know cause I am one!) I saw your creation on Make it Monday and had to check it out!
    Hugs,
    Georgia

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  6. A clever gift for your son's teacher, I saw it on Make it Monday and came for a closer look,
    Sandy

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  7. That is such a great idea and I bet the teacher really appreciated it. Visiting from Make It Monday.

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