I don’t know about you, but I think it is incredible that we are already entering the second week of May! This is the time of year when I am needing quick and easy gift ideas to simplify the end-of-year rush. Today I’m sharing one of the little gifts my son will be giving to his teachers this year: personalized calculators with a fun “equation” printable gift tag to package them in a special way. Hopefully these with help to make the task of calculating all of those end-of-the-year report card grades a little less mundane!
For this project, you will need…
A small solar calculator
Clear treat bags
Computer and printer
Lay the calculator on top of the paper and trace around it with the pencil.
Cut within the boundary of the line you just drew by 1/8″ or so, so that the paper piece fits perfectly on the back of the calculator, as shown.
Apply a thin coat of Mod Podge to the paper piece with the foam brush, and then adhere it to the back of the calculator, making sure to smooth out any bubbles.
Now, apply 2-3 light coats of Mod Podge over the paper, allowing each coat to dry for 10 minutes or so before adding the next. When the last coat is applied, allow the Mod Podge to dry completely.
Using a computer and printer, print the equation gift tag (linked below) onto cardstock. Cut the tags out with scissors, and have your child write his or her teachers’ names and their name onto the tags.
Now, slip the finished calculator into the treat bag, and close the bag with a piece of ribbon threaded through the gift tag.
This prettied up calculator is definitely a notch above the rest…
…and what teacher wouldn’t smile at the thought of being
2 nice + 2 be = 4 gotten?
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Having grown up in a home brimming with sewing notions and paintbrushes, Amy has a deep love for all things creative. On any given day, you'll find her knee-deep in her latest creative endeavor, with projects ranging from sewing and crafts to home decor and kid-friendly ideas. Amy believes that everyone, regardless of skill level or experience, possesses the ability to create something beautiful, and Positively Splendid was born of her passion for helping others harness their innate creative potential.