I have worked with some amazing people this year – particularly my 5th grade team! To thank them for their “awesomeness”, I decided to make each of them a homemade item that they can use in their classroom.
Here is the first one. It was inspired by this pin on Pinterest.
First I bought a relatively flat picture frame and a 48 pack of crayons.
Then I put the crayons down to experiment and see how I wanted them. (I knew I didn’t want to take the time to cut them like the Pinterest link had if I could help it. I got lucky and didn’t have to!) I took out most of the brown crayons because I only needed 35 of the 48.
Next I took out my trusty hot glue gun and got started!
Here’s the final product. I think it turned out pretty darn cute if I do say so myself! This gal absolutely LOVES her grandson, but I was surprised that she didn’t have a picture of him in the room. So I included a little note explaning to use the frame however she wanted, but that I thought it would be a great place to hold a picture of her grandson. =)
For those of you who are on the thrifty side (which I totally can be!), this was a pretty cheap project! I spent a whopping $2.00 on the frame at a dollar store and got the crayons at Wal-Mart. If I had been planning ahead, I could have gotten them a LOT cheaper in the fall. Oh well – live and learn…
Also – this entire project from start to finish only took me 30 minutes to create. I was impressed! Plus, I only have one little burn on my finger from that darn glue gun.
I have had three amazing 5th grade team members this year, so check back the next two days to see what I created for the other two! =) (Can you tell I’m just a little bit excited about this?) 😉