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faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.

Galations 5:22

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Sunday, August 22, 2010

Back to School Treat

Ok, I'm asking you to please bear with me as I share a few back-to-school crafts over the next few days.
These pencils are what I'm sending with my eldest to his first day of Kindergarten.  I saw this idea in the September 2010 publication of Creating Keepsakes.  It was created by Jaime Ward from an idea she saw on scrapmatters.com.  I haven't had the time to check it out, but after I get this boy off to school, I'm going too!  Happy Back to School!

 Update:  A printable pattern for Valentine Pencils has been added to my ETSY store.
I'm also offering a Custom Printed Pencil Printable.
Check it all HERE!
Or, a BLANK PATTERN HERE!
 
 
To make your own:
3 1/2 " x 4 1/2 " yellow cardstock
pinking shears
3 1/2" x 1/2" pink cardstock
1" circles pink cardstock
3 1/2" x 3/8" aluminum foil
Rolos
Hershey kisses
adhesive
 
UPDATE:  Would you like a pattern & directions to make it a little easier??
Would you like a customized pencil printable??
Stop by my ETSY shop HERE
 
 

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55 comments:

Christy said...

Those are sooo cute! I'm marking this idea down to try, for sure!

Home and Heart said...

Just DARLING!! I think I will be making these, Thanks!!

C.R.A.F.T. said...

great idea :) I featured you on C.R.A.F.T. facebook page tonight!

C.R.A.F.T. said...

ps come on over and link up to MMM :)

Kim @ seven thirty three said...

I love this idea! I'm going to have to bookmark this for next.

Thanks for linking up with Sugar & Spice.

staci @ lizard n ladybug said...

what a clever idea!! So cute!

Sassy Sites! said...

I am hosting a giveaway over at Sassy Sites. Come on by and join in on the fun! We would love to have you!

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http://sassysites.blogspot.com/

Michelle@Somedaycrafts said...

This is so freakin' cute! I am making some of these this weekend for my kids! Thank you! I am featuring this at somedaycrafts.blogspot.com. Grab my "featured" button.

the cape on the corner said...

alright, well, that's genius!

Teaching Heart Mom said...

That is adorable. I just made edible crayons that are over on my blog. I will have to give the pencils a try next year!

Allison Shops said...

Those are so cute! I'm new to your blog and will enjoy looking around.

I wanted to let you know about Atticmag's new linky party - Giveaway Friday! It's a convenient place for bloggers to link their giveaways each week. We've kicked it off with a fantastic giveaway of our own. Five lucky winners will win material to do a backsplash in their homes. Hope to see you there!

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Debra said...

So cute! What a fun idea.

Jessica said...

This is a really cute idea. My son heads back to school on Sept. 7, so I have time to complete this, and it will be a great way for my overly shy child to introduce himself to some new friends and remind old ones of his unusual name.

Kim said...

These are right up my alley. I'm going to have to figure out an occasion to make them.

mrssherbert said...

I LOVE this idea! so cute!

Becolorful said...

Oh you sweetie. Thx so much for linking up to my first party. At least I know I have one submission :)
Your back to school treats are just too darn cute. Makes me wish I had somebody in elementary school still.
Pam @ BeColorful

Bonnie @ House of Grace said...

What a cute idea!!! So creative.
Bonnie :)

Julie said...

I agree with everyone!! LOVE this idea!

FrouFrouBritches said...

Oh my gosh! That is sooo stinkin' cute! I LOOOOOVE THIS!

Jamielyn said...

Such a cute wreath!! I'd love for you to link it up at sundae scoop. Iheartnaptime.blogspot.com

Madigan at madiganmade said...

So darn cute! The hershey kiss at the end is genius. I am hosting a link party on my blog next weekend about words/quotes (The Weekend Word Search). Please consider stopping by! Your project would be a great addition.

Holly said...

Those are absolutely adorable! Thanks for sharing!
I am a new follower from Sunday Showcase!

Makeup By LisaMarie said...

These are simply adorable!!! The kids are gonna love them for the first day!!! ~Lisa~ http://thislittleshabbychicvegangirl.blogspot.com/

oneordinaryday said...

What a great idea and so awesome of you to take the time to make so many!

Kimbo West @ a girl and a glue gun said...

featured this on my blog today

kimboscrafts.blogspot.com

Ginger said...

That is so cute! Thanks for linking up to Mad Skills Monday!

Keya said...

Visiting from Just Something I Whipped Up. Fantastic idea! Looks like you are very "crafty" in the kitchen! Have a great Monday!

ww.zibelineknits.blogspot.com

Natalie@Endless Crafting said...

These are the cutest pencils ever! What a great idea. I am featuring you today on my blog! Come grab a button!

Endlesscrafting.blogspot.com

Catch A Falling Star said...

What a wonderful idea!
I totally love it!
I work at a preschool and that would be great to give not only to the students but, to a teacher as well.
Thanks for sharing!

Becolorful said...

Thank you for joining in on my first linky party. The numbers weren't huge but then either is my blog.
I am so psyched that you are having another pretty packages party. I am so in. :) I am following so I will be sure not to miss it.
Pam

Brooke said...

Your back to school treats are so adorable! I think they look great. Thanks for sharing. I will be linking to your great project.
Brooke
thecraftcave.blogspot.com

Erin said...

Oh my gosh! This is awesome! I'm going to make these for my kid's teachers! Thanks so much for sharing!

www.makingmemorieswithyourkids.blogspot.com

Beansieleigh said...

ADORABLE!!! LOVE this idea! ~tina

phasejumper said...

I love this! I had a pencil theme day recently (http://frymanfour.blogspot.com/2010/08/what-can-you-do-with-pencil.html) , and this would have been perfect!

Confessions Of My Obsessions said...

Loving this idea! I hope you don't mind I linked it on my blog! Thanks so much for sharing!

Ginger said...

You have featured at SSB! Please check out your feature at the link below and feel free to snag my featured button for your blog!

http://superstinkyboys.blogspot.com/2010/09/mad-skills-monday-link-party-24.html

Come visit again soon! xoxo
Ginger
SSB

Petals said...

How cute!! thanks for sharing

Karen @ The Quaint Cottage said...

I just found your blog and I already think I'm in love with it. :)

Crystal said...

I would love for you to share these on my mommy solution meme! These are perfect for back to school.

http://www.crystalandcomp.com/2011/07/the-mommy-club-share-your-resources-and-solutions-2/

Lisa said...

I love this idea! I just might have to make a set for my class.

❀Lisa
Effective Teaching Articles Blog

Jennifer said...

Thank you for sharing these, what a great idea...I am working on a back to school countdown on my blog starting tomorrow (8/1), these will be perfect if I plan on having the back to school party I am contemplating.

Ladybird Ln said...

So darling and EASY, I love this idea, you are sweet to make them for the whole class! But I would be worried about them making you PTA president or something... haha!

Carlee
www.ladybirdln.com

Kim @ KimsKandyKreations said...

Thanks for sharing! I love this idea. What a fun use of candy in an unexpected way. This would be great for a class or back to school party. I can't wait to try.

I wanted to let you know that I featured this on my Shout Out Sunday this week. Thanks again!

http://kimskandykreations.blogspot.com/2011/08/shout-out-sunday-back-to-school-edition.html

Amy said...

This is such a great idea! I've included it in a Back To School Round up on my blog! The link is http://sittingatourkitchentable.blogspot.com/2011/08/me-likey-monday-back-to-school.html

Have a great week!
Amy

Kim @ seven thirty three said...

I absolutely LOVE this idea... plus I'm a fan of rolos! I featured it in my 19 Creative Back to School Ideas and Treats round-up today! Free free to grab a featured button!

DKelly said...

My daughter starts preschool this year and her teacher's favorite candy are rolos, so this is perfect!!!! Thanks for sharing the idea...too cute!!!!

Lisa M. (Clark) Mengarelli said...

they might be cute...but they are stinkin' TEDIOUS to make....i just hope my son's classmates (& TEACHER) don't look toooooo closely at them. Grrrr....

CRC said...

I made these today to invite the girls at church to a Back to School party. I couldn't find the Rolos but Mentos work GREAT!! I used the tropical fruit which already had pink on the end, saving me the pink paper step. Too cute!!

Kelly said...

Thanks for the great idea! I made these for my son's preschool class this week - he was so excited to help and they turned out great! I linked to your post from my new blog - I'd love for you to come check it out sometime!

www.ideaslistsandbargains.com

lovinglife said...

They are very cute but please think before you send these and do some without chocolate. A child from my daughters class brought these for the first day of preschool, my daughter has food allergies and the teacher made a big deal of her not being able to have one and it upset her. Chances are there is going to be at least one child in the class can't eat chocolate and they will be left out.

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Adorable!

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