The end of the school year is quickly approaching, and the kids will be out of school for the summer! Hooray! But before the school year ends, there will be end of the year parties, and end of the year classmate treats. I will be the first to admit that I do NOT send in treats for every single holiday or party. I did send in end of the year classmate treats for #4 though. I figured they were so easy, and cheap, I could handle a few simple end of the year classmate treats!
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5 simple end of the year classmate treats
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I made all of these simple end of the year classmate treats with my cricut maker. It has turned out to be the most versatile crafting tool I have ever used and I absolutely love it!
- Cricut Maker (if you are thinking of purchasing one the best place to do it is from Cricut’s website since there are very few coupons or sales at Michael’s or Joann’s, etc as Cricut doesn’t allow them to offer sales on those products most of the time.) Also, I elected to get the Cricut Maker because it can do a bit more than the Cricut Air Explore, BUT the Air is cheaper, and can do A LOT of the same things!
- Printable Sticker Paper
- Clear cellophane bags (you can get them in bulk here or in smaller quantities at the Dollar Store!)
- Beach Ball
- Kool-Aid packs & crazy straws
- Fish crackers or Gummy fish
Since this post is less of a tutorial and more of a list of fun ideas, I am going to briefly describe what I did without going into a full set of details. (Look for a detailed post later!) I had initially thought about making these tags, but in the end making them stickers just made this a million times easier. If you don’t have a Cricut you could technically still make a version of these but it would be much more time consuming, and you would have to look for other images since many of these were part of Cricut’s design space. It is possible to make them without a Cricut though.
- Use Cricut Design Space (I pay the monthly subscription fee for standard membership, and it’s totally worth it for all of the images, fonts, and ideas included!) to create the image, and add fonts.
- Change font option to print rather than cut, and “signature” to write.
- Attach all layers EXCEPT signature, and select flatten at the bottom. This should create one image that prints, and then cuts.
- Select flattened image, and signature image, and choose the attach option.
- Make it! You’ll first print, and then send it images through the cricut and it will draw the signature, and cut your image!
Have a ball this summer
Have a KOOL summer!
Hope your summer is bubblin’ with fun!
It’s O-fish-ally summer!
Hope your summer is cool!
Which one is your favorite? Will you send in end of the year classmate gifts this year? Leave a comment below!!
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