In the last few weeks I have struggled to stay on top of everything that’s going on and realized Wednesday afternoon that Thursday morning was my daughter’s last day of school [Gah!]. She had the *most* amazing class this year and I wanted to make sure that we had something to give her friends before everyone went their separate ways for the summer. With only a few hours to get it done it had to be fast, easy and equally appealing for the boys and girls.
After an hour my daughter and I agreed that Kinder Surprise eggs were something that everyone would enjoy. It’s really the trifecta of school-friendly kid gifts with the chocolate, toy & peanut-free label. Perfect.
My goal is to always create something that looks handmade, not homemade. The difference between the two is in the details. For Christmas, I sent the kids to school with hand-stamped metal ornaments for their classmates. Since the ornaments themselves were so pretty, I just added a small sticker on the jute string so they looked like something you’d find in a store.
In this case, the eggs were already wrapped so they needed to be packaged in a way that made them seem more special. I found clear ziptop plastic bags (40/$1.00) at Dollarama in the craft aisle. Then I printed labels on cardstock that said “There was no kinder surprise than having you in my class this year.” and hoped that everyone would read ‘kinder’ correctly!
After I cut the labels and folded them in half, I stapled them onto each bagged egg. Voila! Super simple and SO fast. They were done in 20 minutes, which was perfect as we rushed out the door to my son’s school concert that same night.
The next morning my daughter put the eggs in everyone’s cubby and I think they liked them. It was hard to tell in the flurry of tinfoil wrappers and inhaled chocolate!
Want to make your own class gifts? Here is a PDF of the labels . I left the name area blank so you (or your monkey) can write it in after it’s printed.