Back to School Teacher Gifts

Whew!  Where did the summer go?  It’s back to school time in a few days, and our boys are excited to go back, see their friends, and meet their new teacher.

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I saw the idea of making candy + construction paper into a pencil for a teacher gift on pinterest and thought it was adorable – and not so hard to make!  Hooray!  I added my own twist and made a chalkboard from construction paper for each boy to sign their names.  * I know many schools have already started, but this would still work for the ‘first week of school’ gift!

Here’s what we did:



A roll of Rolos

Hershey kiss

Yellow construction paper  (size: 4.75″ x 3.5″)

Gray paper (or you could also color a white page with a gray marker) (size:  .25″ x 3.5″)

Pink construction paper (size:  .75″ x 3.5″)

Glue stick (or Elmer’s Glue may work better)

Double sided tape

Brown construction paper (size:  2.5″ x 4″)

Black construction paper (size:  2″ x 3.5″ )

White crayon

Ribbon (we had black ribbon on hand but red would look super cute too!)

scissors (or exacto knife)

Hole puncher



First, measure and cut the papers to the sizes listed above.  Next, glue the pink and gray pieces onto the yellow paper – close to the edge.  Then, take the double sided tape and run across the roll of Rolos and apply the yellow paper.  Use the tape to secure both ends together (or Elmer’s may help better too).  The next step is to glue the Hershey kiss to one end of the Rolo roll.  After this was finished, I had the boys glue together the black and brown papers – centering the black onto the brown.  A hole puncher was then used at the top left hand corner.  Each boy then wrote his name with a white crayon on the ‘chalkboard’ (I love seeing our 4 year-old write his name!).  The last step was to tie a ribbon around the ‘pencil’ that included each chalkboard.









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