amazingly the school year is almost over & it’s once again time for a little teacher appreciation. saying “thank you” can be quick, easy, creative & (best of all) cheap. this year we are thanking our teachers for being the “apple of my eye” with a teacher gift that’s made from supplies around our home. & the best part? the kids can help make this fun project! ready for the how to?
gather your supplies… a paper bag, red paint, green paper (or even green fabric), raffia (ribbon or even string), & something yummy to fill your “apple” with.
paint your bag red. i happen to be a spray paint junkie (it’s quick, easy, & dries super quick), but you can use any red paint. you just want to remember to leave the top two inches of the bag au natural (or rather brown) for the “stem.”
cut out two leaves from your green paper or fabric, then tape or glue the leaves together at a cute angle to give it a little more “flair.” & finally punch a hole through your leaves for “stringing purposes.”
fill your “apple” with something yummy. homemade candy coated, almond crunching multi-chocolate drizzled popcorn, snack sized candies, or my favorite filling… freshly baked big fat chocolate chip cookies. can you say yum-o?!
string your leaves on your chosen raffia, ribbon or string, cinch the paper bag, & tie a bow near (or as close as possible) to the bottom of the “steam.”
& finally, if you’re feeling really fancy… print out THIS free “you’ve been the apple of my eye” printable & attach.
so there you have it. a quick & easy way to show your appreciation to that special teacher or educators in your life… paper bag apples filled with yummy deliciousness.