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Although it hasn’t been the school year we expected, we’ve made it to the end by coming together as a family and leaning on the support of some great teachers. Since we can’t do our usual teacher appreciation gifts, we’ve been getting creative and coming up with fun ways to send them love. To wrap up the end of the school year, we got crafty and made DIY window clings and personalized thank you cards for our teachers!
While we’ve been working, we’ve been enjoying snack time too. I’ll admit that with the kids home, snack time happens more often than before. Quaker Kids Organic Whole Grain Bars and Bites have been a huge help for this busy mom when it comes to snack time!
We’ve had fun together creating our teacher appreciation gifts to put in the mail and enjoying snack time together!
DIY WINDOW CLINGS & THANK YOU CARDS
As a former teacher, I value the amazing teachers my children have. We love our school and we love our teachers. They’ve done so much for us and I’m so thankful to have had such great women to support my kids over the past few months.
We usually put together gift baskets for the teachers at the end of the school year to say thank you. This year we’re learning more about writing letters and sending mail so it made sense to put together a thank you gift we could send to the teachers.
Making fabric paint window clings is a fun craft to do with kids of all ages. Pairing them with homemade thank you cards and a gift card is an easy way to put together a thoughtful teacher appreciation gift.
SNACK TIME & CRAFT TIME WITH PURPOSE
To make your own window clings, you’ll need a plastic zipper bag and puffy fabric paint. Be sure to grab a snack and then sit down with the kids!
Quaker Kids Organic Whole Grain Bars and Bites are a great option for snacks and I’ve been depending on them a lot lately. The kids love them and I feel good about giving them a tasty whole grain snack!
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I love the great flavors of Quaker Kids Organic products.
- Quaker Kids Organic Whole Grain Bars are available in a chocolate flavor and a strawberry flavor.
- Quaker Kids Organic Whole Grain Bites are available in a strawberry flavor and a blueberry flavor.
We’ve been enjoying them in the afternoons when we get crafty together!
HOW TO MAKE HOMEMADE WINDOW CLINGS
Learning how to make window clings is one of the easiest craft projects we’ve done lately! You can make this window cling craft for any occasion too (or just for fun)!
Our theme for our latest batch of puffy paint window clings was THANK YOU! I encouraged the kids to make something special for their teachers and we all got to work. The only guideline I gave them was that the clings had to be able to fit in the thank you card envelopes.
To get started, place a sheet of white paper inside of a zippered plastic bag. If your kids want to design their window clings before they use the puffy fabric paint, they can draw on the paper first and then put it inside the bag.
Then use the paint bottles to outline or draw the window cling design.
Fill in the rest of the design with puffy paint. Make sure that all of the paint is touching other paint so the clings don’t fall apart. You can use a toothpick to push paint into any spots that don’t have paint in them.
Let your DIY window clings dry completely then carefully peel them off of the plastic bag.
Display your homemade window clings on the window and see how the light shines on them!
Once our window clings were finished, we designed our own thank you cards for our teachers. I like to think the handmade touch will remind our teachers how much my kids love them.
Then I tucked a window cling into each card and added a gift card. Then we addressed the cards and dropped them in the mail as a special surprise for teacher appreciation at the end of this unique school year. We couldn’t have done it without our teachers!