We should all be so thankful for the teachers that make the differences in so many kids’ lives. Teacher Appreciation Week is coming up soon. Here is a great spring craft activity that also makes a fantastic gift combining two things that mostly all teachers love, flowers and chocolate.
Materials Needed: Cardstock (blue and green), ModPodge (I used the Washout for Kids), Brush, Large Hershey Bar, Chipboard flower (you can buy pre-cut or cut your own from cardboard), Buttons from Buttons Galore and More (Laura Kelly Outrageous Orange, Laura Kelly Robins Egg, Laura Kelly Candy Apple Green), Hot Glue from Adtech, SmoochGlitz Sparkle Ink), Tissue Paper (whatever color you want your flower to be)
Here’s what to do:
Cut the tissue paper into approximately one inch squares. Spread a layer of ModPodge on your chipboard flower and apply a layer of the tissue squares, overlapping each other. Add a few layers, applying ModPodge before and after each until flower is covered.
While that piece is drying, cut your blue and green paper to wrap around the candy bar. I cut mine to 4×10 inches because my candy bar was a giant 4.4 oz size. If you want to add a little glam, paint some polka dots on the paper using SmoochGlitz Sparkle Accent Paint by Clearsnap. Wrap your paper tightly around the candy bar and use hot glue to adhere it.The next step is to cut a stem from the card stock long enough to reach the length of the candy bar and a couple of leaves. I sparkled my stem with the SmoochGlitz. Glue them to the wrapped candy bar using hot glue. I added a row of buttons (Laura Kelly Robin Egg) between the two colors of card stock and a few buttons to the leaves (Laura Kelly Candy Apple).When your flower is dry, hot glue it to the wrapped Hershey bar and get ready to hot glue buttons to create your center. I used Laura Kelly Outrageous Orange. Apply as many as you would like to create a center with some dimension. For the next step you will either need to print from a computer on the green card stock or write with a Sharpie marker, “If teachers were flowers, I’d pick you.” on a strip that can be cut up to apply to decorated Hershey bar. I fit a bunch on one sheet so I could make lots of these.Cut your message strip up to fit your decorated Hershey bar. Using your ModPodge (same technique as the flower), adhere it to the surface and let it all dry into your finished masterpiece.Happy crafting and playing with so many fun products all at once. If you like this, you could always make more for other people you love by replacing the word teacher with friend, mom, sister, etc. The back surface is big enough to use a Sharpie and write a personal message.