Sunday, September 10, 2017

Back to School "Sour Cream" treats

Submitted by Linda
Anybody remember the sour cream packet that came with a Wendy's baked potato?
As a paper craft, the 'sour cream' treat has been around for quite a while, but I had never made them. I decided that 'back to school' was a good reason to make some. First cut a rectangle of cute paper 4 1/2" by 6 1/2". I then used sticky strip to make a tube, and close the bottom of the tube. I used a crimper to make the bottom look "officially" sealed.
Next, I opened up the top, to scoop in the treat. I used Jelly Belly Jelly beans for mine.

I closed the top with more sticky strip, and used my old crimper to seal the top closed.
Then I added a tag with some school themed washi, and voila! The one pictured below is for our lunch lady at school. Woo hoo for the lunch ladies!
For more detailed directions, and better photos, click HERE.

Another project for the start of school was making tooth pockets for my kindergartners.  My mom and I cranked out 24 of these babies! (The pocket is hidden on the back).
I can't stand the cuteness of them lined up like a tooth-choir! 
And no, I don't sell these but I can connect you to someone who does!

My teaching colleague Denise found an article about starting the first day with homemade playdoh, to give the kids a happy start to their first day of kindergarten. So Nick, Chandler and I made 8 batches. Easy stuff to make, but your stirring arm may get tired. We had a lot of laughs stirring and cooking!
Nick is starting the year as a substitute in my grade level (yes, I'm a happy momma!).  I'm helping him out with some lesson planning, and he gets to do my crosswalk duties in exchange! Ha!
Here we are at the first staff meeting!
We've had a great start to the school year. Here's hoping that you folks are all back in your September routine!

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