The most adorable parent Christmas gift...EVER:)

I know, this is a bit late and I believe we are all on break already! But it is WAY TOO CUTE not to share! Pin it for next year maybe???

So I went searching on Pinterest of course for some cute parent gift ideas. But where I found this idea was from Stephanie's linky party over at 3rd Grade Thoughts!

A few weeks ago she was hosting a holiday linky!

I didn't have anything to link up with but I just knew I had to look! Even though I don't teach Pre-K...I stopped over at Mrs. Goff's Pre-K Tales and found just what I was looking for!

She posted about these adorable tree ornaments with a cut out picture of her students! Yup...that's what I did! But I put my own spin on it!

I too started out by taking each students picture wearing a hat and standing in a silly pose!

Then I cut each picture out (here are a few)

Then the pictures were hot glued to a snowflake ornament from Walmart!



BUT...before I glued them to the ornament, our class did something special with each picture!
I made a winter background card and we placed each picture on it! The kids had so much fun helping me arrange it so it was just right!


Then I took a picture of this and sent it into Walgreens to make a class photo card for their families!
and yes...there is a typo:( Ugh...I was SO mad when I saw this! Oh well!

The kids came back the next day (they took them home Thursday) and told me their parents LOVED it! I will be doing this next year for sure!

What did you have your students make for their parents???

23 comments:

  1. Love it!!! Definitely pinning this!

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  2. i needed this a couple of weeks ago!! but i will definitely be copying you next year! too cute

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  4. We send out a Christmas card every year - the parents LOVE it! I am glad I am not the only one with a card mishap - my first try cut one of my kiddos in half - so I had to re-do them. I'm pretty sure none of the parents want just half a kid! LOL! Merry Christmas!

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  6. Well this is an amazing christmas gift and it is very cute for children that looks wonderful

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  7. Just love it. I don't have a homeroom class anymore, but maybe next year I can take up a collection and do this for all 4 of my classes that I see now.

    Deniece

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  8. is the winter background just a regular 8 by 11 size piece of paper?

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    1. Yes! I found a background online and printed it out. Then I set it on a sheet of construction paper.

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  9. "Hi, where did you buy the wooden snowflakes?

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    1. They're not wooden, just ornaments I got from Walmart in a pack of 20 I believe.

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  10. "Hi, where did you buy the wooden snowflakes?

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  11. I've seen those snowflakes at Walmart - they sell a pack of 20 for like $3 in the Christmas section. I don't think they're wooden though.

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  12. What size did you print the pictures?

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  13. Thanks for the idea! My 4th graders (and their parents) loved their ornaments. For those of you with access to a laminator, laminating the pictures after cutting them out really added that layer of protection.

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  14. Would it save time to laminate the pictures first,then cut them out? I am excited to make these!

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    1. You could, but I like to save as much of the laminating sheets as I can:)

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  15. I would speedy trim them before laminating and then fussy cut them when they're laminated! They are cute though and I just happen to be looking for a gift project and have those flakes in my December box!! Great idea!

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    1. Oh I bet the trees would be cute! I wrote this blog post 3 years ago so I am not too sure that Walmart would still carry the ornaments.

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  17. Thanks so much!!! I did with my kids!!!
    Love it!!

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