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Posted May 08, 2014 by Elmers
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    Teacher Appreciation Pencil Caddy

    Express your appreciation to a special teacher with this personalized pencil caddy! This is a perfect teacher appreciation or end-of-year gift that any teacher will treasure!
    • Easy to Moderate
    • 1 hr
    • Classroom

    Supplies Needed

    Instructions

    1. Measure the circumference and the width of the top edge of the flower pot.  Cut a strip of fabric an inch longer and 2 inches wider.  
    2. Use  Elmer's X-treme Glue Stick to the back side of the fabric.  Be sure to cover all four edges with glue.  Affix the fabric to the the outside top edge of the pot, and fold the fabric over the top edge of the pot to create a finished look inside the pot.  
    3. Place a large rubber band around the bottom of the pot about 2 inches from the bottom.  One at a time, slide the crayons under the rubber band to hold them in place while you arrange them.  Be sure that they are aligned evenly with the bottom of the pot.  
    4. Turn the pot upside down.  Apply a thin line of Elmer's Glue-All between the edge of the pot and the crayons.  Wait a few minutes and apply another thin line of glue between the edge of the pot and the crayons.  Repeat this process until you see a bit of glue dripping along the pot between the crayons.  Use a damp cloth to wipe away any glue that drips below the tip of the crayons.  Leave the pot upside down in an undisturbed location until the glue dries.  
    5. While the pot is drying, create the flower.  Start by cutting two or three different colors of tissue paper into pieces that measure 8 1/2" x 11".  Fold each accordian style and stack them on top of one another.  Wrap a pipe cleaner around the center of the tissue paper.  Gently, spread the tissue paper layers out to create petals.  
    6. Cut a circle out of cardstock for the flower face.  Add googly eyes or use glitter glue to decorate.  Let dry completely.  
    7. Use an X-ACTO craft knife to cut a piece of foam board 4 1/2" x 3".  (This step should be prepared by an adult.) Add a piece of green construction paper slightly smaller than the baord to create the chalkboard.  Students can add their message to the chalkboard using chalk, markers, or glitter glue.  
    8. Use a screwdriver or punch to poke a small hole in each side of the chalkboard.  Thread each end of a pipe cleaner into the chalkboard, and twist the center of the pipe cleaner to the flower stem.  Glue the bottom of the stem between two pieces of cardstock so that it fits snugly into the pot.  Glue the cardstock to the inside of the pot to keep it in place.  

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