Make It: A Crafty Back-to-School Gift for Teachers and Kids!

created at: 08/24/2011

Whether you have kids returning to school or friends who work as teachers, here’s a simple DIY gift to kick off the new school year!  

Christy from Thrifty and Thriving created this easy-to-follow tutorial for making your own candy pencil.  It’s perfect for kids or teachers alike and is sure to put a smile on a few faces.  (Nothing like starting things off with a few warm fuzzies, I say!)  To make your own candy pencils, gather up the following:

  • Rolo’s
  • Hershey Hugs (or Kisses)
  • Yellow and Pink Cardstock
  • Foil
  • Glue Dots
  • Ribbon or String (check out our baker’s twine DIY right here)
  • Craft Scissors w/ Pinking Edge (optional)

Then hop, skip, or jump on over to Thrifty and Thriving to see how all the parts come together! Continue Reading