The end of the school year is finally here for my little man. Pre-K graduation is next week and I have to say, the flood gates will be released. Gavin had an amazing year and I really wanted to show his teachers and therapists how much we appreciate all their hard work and patience.
I thought about what to buy his teachers, a gift card, flowers, personalized notecards. These are all nice, but not memorable. So, I went to the source that has virtually every idea out there, Pinterest.
I found the crayon idea and thought, bingo! This would be the perfect gift.
The materials needed:
- Box of Crayons
- Cutting Board
- Card Stock
- X-Acto Knife
- Tacky Glue
- Shadow Box
Print out a large font in a light shadow (so the letter won’t appear behind the crayons). Cut the paper to fit the shadow box. On a separate piece of paper, line up the crayons first and then cut them. Transfer the cut crayons and glue them to the card stock. Let it dry and then put it in the shadow box. So simple and easy to do!
I decided to put a spin on this idea for his occupational therapists, so I decided to use materials that they often use in their sessions.
Here is what I came up with:
Clothespins and Puffballs
This would be a great project for medical art as well. Child life specialists can provide loose parts and medical materials for kids to explore and create.
What are you going to make?