I can not believe I will soon have 1st graders & a 5th grader! Time flies by so fast. This year I wanted to give the teachers and bus driver something they could use over the summer. What is more perfect than a Redbox gift card? Since they even have one in the little town where we live I know they all would have a good chance to use it. So here’s our idea of a movie & snacks in a basket!
I bought everything at the Dollar Tree! Place all of your candy into a basket. My girls always love a chance to craft so they were super excited to contribute by making cards for each teacher and bus driver. Print off your card onto cardstock.
Let your kids sign the bottom of the redbox card if they didn’t make one. Then take a hole punch or scissors and make a hole so you can thread your ribbon through. Tie to the handle of the bucket. You could also wrap the basket in cellophane if your kiddos are delivering the baskets. That way nothing falls out!
I’m sure your teacher and bus driver will love this as much as I hope ours do!
I must say my girls have the most awesome teacher this year. I am so very grateful for that! Just think about how much time and energy they all put into loving on and teaching our kids. The time that I am unable to be with my girls I am so thankful knowing they are still taken great care of. For that, I think anytime is a great time to say THANK YOU! But since it is Teacher appreciation week, I figured this was the perfect time to give their teacher and the aide in their class a gift! So since vinyl is one of my favorite things, I made them each a cup and filled them with candy. Because who can’t use a cup and candy! Right?
I use a program called Sure Cuts a Lot along with my cricut. If you don’t have that program, you could still use your cartridges to accomplish the same thing. But I’ll be honest I don’t know how to do the shadow without it.
Start by typing your word for the saying. I used the font Segoe Print. It measures 3.61 x 3.22. The word TEACHER is a shadow blackout rounded. Make sure to group your words and then meld them so they will cut out together where they overlap. I cut out my saying and the teacher’s name in turquoise. Once it cuts, use your contact paper to transfer onto your cup. Press down hard to get out all the bubbles before you pull off the contact paper.
I used white for the shadow for the teacher’s name and also for the word TEACHER so it would stand out more. I cut these out together and then used my contact paper again to transfer them onto the cup. You can use any size and font that will fit on your cup. I made the shadow on the teacher’s name 3 x 3. Then used 2.77 x 2.74 for the name. This is just what size it ended up when I made the shadow a 3 x 3. Again I used a shadow blackout rounded measuring a 10 since I thought it matched the font well.
Now do the same starting with the white shadow teacher’s name and follow with the teacher’s name. Super easy but so special!
Fill it with candy and let your kiddos make a cute card! A perfect teacher gift!