Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Back to School Survival Kits

Yesterday was my DS's first day of first grade and today is my DD's first day of kindergarten!  Their differing personalities was quite obvious in the way they handled their first days - my DS was quiet and nervous and my DD was yaking away, jumping around, and excited!  Needless to say, I was quite nervous for the both of them - a little more so for my DD though!  I know my DS will adjust well once he gets comfortable in his new classroom but this is my DD's first experience attending school so...hopefully all goes well for her!

To help their teachers get off to a good start this school year, I put together some Back to School Survival Kits for them.  These are not very "crafty" but I thought I'd post them here anyways.  The only crafting I did was to stamp out the teachers names for their boxes (I made four of them since both of my kids are in double classes), made tags for each kit, and stamped out the "Back to School Survival Kit" on the back of each tag.

Found these cute boxes at Price Busters - they were the perfect size for these kits!

All of the goodies that I included - a box of cereal , a bag of chex mix and a couple of Nature Valley Granola Thins , a bottle of water and a packet of ice tea mix, some Wisps toothbrushes, a pack of Wet Ones, a pack of face and hand wipes, lotion, lint roller, sewing kit, mini first aid kit, manicure set, Shout wipes, antibacterial hand gel, a couple of packets of vitamin C, and some Excedrin!
This is the back of the tag that I stamped out...I had to stamp each letter one at a time because of spacing issues.  The front of the tag is a simple To: and From: stamp from SU!  I added a rose to the front to pretty it up! :-)
Anyways, there you have it.  Since my niece was spending the week with us last week I didn't have any real time to craft.  So I had the weekend to try and put together some quick gifts for my kid's teachers and these kits definitely fit the bill.  Hopefully their teachers will be able to make use of the items in their kits! :-)

Thanks for stopping by!!


Brenda said...

great idea! life has caught up with me and i haven't been able to craft anything for the teachers back to school gifts. i think i'll make some of these... quick & easy. thanks for sharing!

Have A Scrap Happy Day said...

What a clever idea. I'm sure the teachers loved your creative. Wow, you sure piled in a lot of goodies. I love PriceBusters too. TFS

Islander Girl said...

What a great idea!!! Love it! I'm sure the teachers really appreciate it! And I'm sure your DD will do fine!!

1LuvnMama said...

Sounds like everyone's adjusted just fine! Love your survival kit Michele! So funny, I bought those boxes to store my stamps in. :) They are perfect and so hip!

Elena said...

What a neat idea. Too bad my kids are all adults now. TFS!

eunice said...

Such pretty boxes! What a great idea for a neat teacher gift...you are so thoughtful, I'm sure they loved their personalized survival kits! Wow, you stamped each letter one at a time on the tags? You did an amazing job with that!!!