Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Teacher Gifts

This year I opted to make homemade teacher gifts after finding a recipe for homemade vanilla brown sugar body scrub, which contained 4 simple ingredients.

So after school last week I solicited the help of the kids to make our sugary concoction.

Vanilla Brown Sugar Body Scrub (www.bystephanielynn.com):

2 cups brown sugar
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup sunflower oil (this oil doesn't have a strong scent like olive oil)
1 tsp pure vanilla extract

I doubled-and-a-halved this recipe since I had to fill 5 small jars (which I found at the dollar store).

Not only did it smell delicious, it was also quite edible! I had to keep telling the kids to stop eating their teacher's body scrub!

Then it was time to make the Christmas cards...

While the kids worked on that, I created some labels out of cardstock & scrapbooking paper.

I tied on a spoon with some wire ribbon (all from the dollar store) and our teacher gifts were complete!


Kim said...

I made that last year for the teachers and my girlfriends! I also make a Lemon Sugar scrub! Yummy!

Anonymous said...

Jamie, you are so creative. Such a great idea!! mom

sjcc said...

Great idea, Jamie! I will be using this in the future.

kelly ens said...

go Jamie!!!

Mel said...

Cool idea! Obviously I don't have to worry about Christmas gifts for my kids teachers this year, cuz they don't celebrate the holiday out here. However, they DO have a specific "teachers day" in November, which was a HUGE deal! We all had to pitch in a chunk of money, and one of the moms bought a fancy, expensive necklace for Kayla's teacher - different...interesting.

Bonnie said...

What a great idea! Way to go Super Mom!! :)

Elissa said...

Oh man-- great idea-- you can bathe and snack at the same time :)