April 7, 2012

Gift Idea for Students: "Owl" miss you!


  
I decided to stay up until 2am make these little owls to give to each of my students on my last day of student teaching. On the back, I simply wrote "Owl miss you!" It was a fun and easy way to let them know how much they would be missed.

Here's what you'll need:
  • Scrapbook paper (brown, gray, white, black, and orange)
  • 3 different sized circle hole punches (I used one regular sized one like this, and the larger two were different sizes of this brand from Joann's)
  • Mini cellophane bags
  • Scissors
  • Tape
  • Stapler
  • Glue
  • Marker
  • Candy (Something with a gold wrapper. I used Twix, and Rolos would work great too)
  • Optional: An awesome husband who thinks your new hole punches are really cool so he wants to punch out all of your circles for you.

I started by using white cardstock to make a template for my owl's face. It took a lot of trial and error to get it the way I wanted, so if you want to use mine, here it is:
Then, I traced the template a million times on brown paper and started cutting while Daniel punched out lots and lots of circles for the eyes and cut out little orange triangles for the beaks. I folded my  owl templates in half, and glued all of the circles and beaks on.


I stuffed Twix in the little cellophane bags, and then stapled the bags shut at the top. Then I folded the finished owl templates over and taped them to the outside of the bags. 


After that, I added the little message on the back with a marker.


Here's how the whole thing goes together:


And this is what your living room will look like afterward.


I thought you deserved a fair warning about that. Happy crafting!

P.S. I originally got the idea for the owls from this pin on Pinterest. However, it had no original source, so I was left to my own devices :)

11 comments:

B and M BAUCOM said...

You are toooo cute! I bet your kids really miss you! I might make these for my girls camp! Any chance Daniel still thinks the hole punches are cool? Haha just kidding.

Lizzie said...

FUNNN! I love owls :)

Anonymous said...

Love this idea!! Making it for my first graders...Thanks for sharing :)

Brooke said...

This is so cute! Planning on using this for my last day of student teaching also! Thanks for posting the idea!

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Jessica said...

Was looking all over for a cute, creative gift to give my 5th graders on my last day student teaching. This is EXACTLY what I was looking for!! Thanks for posting :)

Tristany said...

I'm totally doing this for my 5th graders too! perfect for a student teacher leaving their kiddos! Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

I love this idea. I'm leaving middle school this year and the school nurse and I have gotten really close because of medical issues. I'm really going to miss her because I felt like I could tell her everything. This is the perfect gift! Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

I'm going to try this! What a cute idea. =)

Anonymous said...

The link to the hole punches isn't working, what size where the circles?

Anonymous said...

It's simple, cute, nice and I love it :) Thumbs up!

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