Magic Confetti

It'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!

What have you created lately?  Don't forget to link up with Tara!
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15 comments:

  1. LOVE this idea! I can't wait to use this on our "Back to School Night" the day before school begins this year. Thanks for sharing!

    Krista
    stellar-students

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  2. What a cute idea! I think the shirt is adorable!
    Amy
    Where Seconds Count

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  3. I love your magic confetti! Adorable!

    Liliris
    Fourth Grade Garden

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  4. so cute! Love the confetti and the shirt is precious.

    ✣ Miss Nelson✣
    Miss Nelson’s Blog

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  5. Thanks Ladies! The confetti is a super affordable, super simple gift. I'm so glad I discovered it last year! Thanks for stopping by and commenting!

    Aimee

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  6. Love both of your projects! I off to check out that poem right now!

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  7. I love the Magic Confetti! I used that last year for Meet the Teacher & the kids loved it!! I love how you made the confetti too. Very cute!
    Lisa
    Learning Is Something to Treasure

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  8. Love the Magic Confetti! Very cute idea to get the students excited about the first day.

    Sarah
    Teaching Star Students

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  9. I love your back to school idea. The yo yo shirt is darling. Thanks for sharing.

    Jill
    Bubbalulu.blogspot.com

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  10. I am your newest follower! I love you poem and confetti idea!
    Drop by anytime :)

    Tracy
    mstegeler@gmail.com
    Creekside Teacher Tales

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  11. Love this idea! Thanks for sharing the link!

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  12. Love the poem and magic confetti idea:))) Your daughter's top turned out so super cute!!! Love it! Thanks for scheduling...lol. Hope you're enjoying your vacay:) Thanks for linking up:)

    4th Grade Frolics

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  13. I've given you an award! Come check it out!
    Sara
    Miss Elementary

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  14. I love how you did this! Thanks for sharing where you got the bags {because yes, I was soo wondering}! So adorable! Thanks for the inspiration!

    Meghan
    First Grade with a Cherry on Top

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