Mini Lottery Flower Pot Teacher’s Gift

Since I had some materials left over from the Lottery Bouquet that I made for my husband’s grandmother’s 90th birthday, I decided to use them up and make Teacher Gifts for my son’s nursery school teachers.
First, I took green popsicle sticks (purchased at AC Moore in a rainbow pack) and taped lottery tickets to them.

Popsicle Sticks Taped to Lottery Tickets

Then, I placed a piece of floral foam (purchased at AC Moore) into some paper flower pots which I found in the Dollar Spot at Target.

Floral Foam Inside Pot

 Next, I taped another green popsicle stick to a flower notecard.  I also found these in the Dollar Spot at Target.  In the notecard I wrote, “THANKS FOR HELPING ME GROW THIS YEAR.  I HOPE YOU HAVE A WINNING SUMMER!” and had my son sign it.

Notecards with Green Popsicle Sticks

Insert the lotto ticket sticks into the foam.  Since I had a few larger lotto tickets, I actually taped a 2nd popsiclestick to the first one on the pink flower to make it taller.  Cover the floral foam with fake moss (purchased at AC Moore).  Embellish with floral trinkets such as ladybug picks and WHA-LA - A cute, little, inexpensive end of year Teacher’s Gift.

Mini Lottery Flower Pot

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Rainy Day/Sick Day Fun

Tuesday was an ugly day for us.  Not only was it pouring outside, but the boys and I were all coughing with swine flu a summer cold.  Since we had just received our box of goodies from Oriental Trading, we thought we’d bust it open for some rainy day/sick day crafting fun.

I ordered these Unfinished Wood Cars (which unfortunately now are out of stock).  I thought they would be bigger based on the picture, but what turned out to be great is that they fit perfectly on our Thomas train tracks.

CheezWaster paints his wooden car

The boys used these Crayola Paint Brush pens (which were AWESOME!) to paint the cars.  I found these at Toys R Us near all of the Crayola stuff that was on sale this past week.  Sadly, these were not part of the sale, but they were still reasonable at $4.99 for a pack.  I bought 2 packs because you know my kids always have to fight over the blue green marker.  These truly were no drip and cleaned up very easily (off of mats and hands).  They were easy enough for even the Destroyer to use and he is only 19 months old.  You do need to let them dry a bit before giving them to the kids to play with, especially if your kids are like mine and like to color the same spot of something over and over and over.  When I picked these up off of the table to put them somewhere to dry, I had color all over my hands.

Crayola Paint Brush Pens

The Destroyer couldn’t decide what was more fun - coloring the car, coloring on his dinner mat or just playing with the car as it was.

Which is more fun - coloring or playing with the car???

All in all this was a great, inexpensive craft and the kids now have some “new” toys.  And there are enough cars in different designs that we can do this another 2-3 times.

The Finished Cars

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