One of the moms had a great idea that she had seen someone else do. At morning drop-off, we waited for all of the kids, and gave each child a flower. As each kiddo arrived at the classroom he/she presented the teacher with the flower and a "Happy Birthday!". Such a cute idea! She is left with a full bouquet.
When informed of this brilliant plan, I instantly went to Pinterest to find ideas for a cute vase to make. I loved the pencil vases, so I decided to make one. It would be mean not to share, so here you go, instructions on making a pencil vase.
First, gather the materials. I decided to use colored pencils. I was trying to find a plastic vase to glue them on to, but the vessel needs to be straight up and down for the pencils to line up correctly. I didn't want to use a tin can, but your certainly could. Glass was a concern because I thought that if a child had to carry the vase in it might break. Alas, one of the moms made a deal with another teacher to deliver the vase, so I went ahead with using a wide mouthed mason jar.
|Look! It says right on the box "preferred by teachers" haha|
In addition to the flowers, we all chipped in and got her a gift card to go along with a hand made card. One of the moms cut out circles from cardstock and had each child sign his/her name, and then she made a balloon bouquet on a card out of all of the circles-it was so cute!
I hope she liked it, I think the flower idea is just the cutest thing ever.