This homemade teacher gift almost needs no explanation, of course if you’ve been here before you know that I don’t work that way. (If you haven’t been here before… sign up to receive all of my playful learning ideas in your email inbox. I promise you’ll be glad you did.)
homemade teacher gift… how to make a crayon monogram
My sister and I worked very hard to cut and glue all of the crayons onto white paper. I didn’t get any pictures of the process. (Sorry about that.) I think I can still walk you through it!
– Buy a frame and remove the glass.
-Print out a giant letter. I outlined the font in Word so that I didn’t waste too much ink.
-You can print the name below the letter or glue on another piece of paper with the name on it.
Cutting the crayons was probably the hardest part. So I let my sister do it. 😉
-Lay the crayon flat.
-Use a sharp knife to cut the crayon.
-Roll the crayon while pressing on the knife.
-If the crayon doesn’t cut all the way through, snap it carefully.
-Make sure to cut where you mean to. (Measure twice, cut once.)
I was in charge of gluing the crayons into place. (I used a hot glue gun.)
-Lay the crayons where you want them first.
-Pick up one crayon at a time.
-Make sure to glue exactly opposite of the part you want to see. (Sounds obvious right? Just wait until you try it!)
-Once all of the crayons are in place glue the white paper to a piece of thin cardboard. Glue right behind the crayons to avoid the glue being seen. This made the picture feel much sturdier.
That’s it. Wrap it up and hand over this adorable teacher gift.
How did you show the Teacher love this year?