Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Scarf Roll: Easy Teacher or School Helper Gift

There are two sweet ladies who help Firecracker cross the street to get to school safely each morning.  During the fall and spring, I think their assignment is probably fairly pleasant...but this time of year, it's not uncommon for them to be standing out in front of the school in 20 degree weather greeting students for over half an hour.  And because of the way our neighborhood streets are configured and because we live in a fairly rural area, Firecracker is one of only a very few students who actually cross the street to get to school. 

I wanted to do something for them to show our appreciation for the chilly service they perform mostly on behalf of my daughter...Especially since it saves me from having to bundle myself and the little ones up to walk Firecracker to school.

This is what I came up with...

It was really easy to put together and could also work great for a teacher or other school assistant with a chilly recess duty.

Here's what I included:

  • A scarf...here's my tutorial for the Braided Edge Scarf...but a scarf for the store or a simple single thickness fringed scarf would work great too.
  • Handwarmers...I tucked in 2 or 3 sets.  These came in a big box from Costco.  I'd wanted to make some of these, which I still might do...but I didn't have time and wanted to get the gifts finished.
  • Goodies...the same easy rice krispies topped with sprinkles that we included with the teacher treats.
  • Hot Chocolate packs...I tucked in 2 or 3.
  • A card, made and signed by Firecracker with a short note from me.
  • A Copy of the Letter to the Principal about what a great job they do watching out for Firecracker and being cheerful about their chilly job.
I just rolled everything up and cut a strip of felt.

I tied the felt around the roll to keep it closed.  Cut some fringe on the end (which unfortunately you can't see well in the picture) to make the felt look like a mini-scarf and attached a "Warm Christmas Wishes" tag.  (Idea from here.)

If you're looking for other idea...you can click here for last week's post showing our teacher gift.

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  1. How clever is that??!! The crosswalk ladies will love their gift.

  2. What a darling idea! You are my new go to source for inspiration! Thanks!

  3. It's such a great idea to stuff it with goodies!

  4. This is a great gift idea! I would love for you to share this post at my "Best of 2011" link party, along with any other posts you are most proud of from this year. www.petalstopicots.com


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