Magic ConfettiIt's time for Monday Made It so I'm linking up with Tara at 4th Grade Frolics to share my creations from this past week. I can't wait to see what others were up to!
This week I made some Back to School Magic Confetti. I found this cute idea last summer when I first discovered the magical world of teaching blogs. I place the poem and a bag of confetti on each desk at our Meet and Greet event the Friday before school starts. The best part is, the poem is a freebie on TpT-click the link above!
I printed out a set of poems and trimmed them down to size. I don't know what my exact class size will be, but I made 26 to be on the safe side. Then, I got started on the confetti.
Apparently, I am one smart cookie because I saved my leftover confetti from last year (I never save that kind of thing...E.V.E.R.) and was able to make 19 confetti bags with it! In case you're wondering, I used the small lollipop bags from the baking section at Michael's for packaging; they are the perfect size for this. You get a lot of those small baggies in one package, so I had leftovers of these too!
Since I didn't quite get enough bags with the leftover confetti, I cut up some more and packaged up the 7 other bags I still needed. To make the confetti, I simply took some scrapbook paper scraps and cut them into narrow strips. I bundled the strips together and snipped them into small squares. I realize I could have bought some sequins or something, but truth be told, I had leftovers, I live a modest distance from the nearest craft store, and I would rather spend the $4 on some Starbucks. Ha!
Once I had my bags of confetti, I stapled them closed and hot glued a bow over the staple.
So simple and cute. Our Librarian told me last year that a parent stopped outside her door to read the poem and when she was done she was gushing over how cute the little gift was. Yippee!
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