Saturday, 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 :)


  1. 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.

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

  3. 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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  5. 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 :)

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

  7. 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!

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

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

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

  11. Love this! Using this idea to give my 4th grade students gifts on my last day of student teaching.

  12. Love this! Using this idea to give my 4th grade students gifts on my last day of student teaching.

  13. Love this! Using this idea to give my 4th grade students gifts on my last day of student teaching.

  14. Thank you for the template. My last day student teaching is Friday. I guess I"ll be up late tomorrow night making these :)


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