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Last Day of School Treats

“Mommy what are we bringing my class for the last day of school?”

How does she remember this stuff? Really. I didn’t bring it up. When they celebrated the Summer Classroom Birthdays this past week and she told me her summer birthday celebration was “tomorrow” (yesterday), I didn’t panic. I said “That’s great dear!”

There was no cupcake baking, no peanut free snack running at 11 pm to the grocery store. I again said, “Have a good day!” and dropped her off at school.

But this, she really wanted to do because last year on the last day of school…(inherent mumblings, that’s all I remember.)

Everything I used for this I already owned except the small craft bottles that I picked up at Dollarama which were 6 bottles for $1 x 3 for 18 kids (I really hope there’s 18 kids in her class). The IKEA PYSSLA beads I had leftover from the Rainbow Birthday Party and let me assure you, I will have enough of them in the two containers to last me until I die.

Because we are banned from bringing in any home baked goods due to various allergies, it’s always either a package Peanut Free Food or a material item. In honour of summer and summer camps and summer camp crafts, we made mini friendship bracelet craft kits.

We filled up all the craft bottles with beads.

mini craft bottles

making class treats

ikea pyssla beds

Tied it all together with twine, a label (the font is called Orange Juice) and added a small bag with thread to make the bracelet.

making class treats (2)

last day of school class treats

Last Day of School Treats (2)

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16 Comments

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    Pillows A-La-Mode
    June 26, 2013 at 10:03 am

    How clever!!! Love it!

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      Alex
      June 26, 2013 at 7:11 pm

      Thank you! 🙂

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    Gilit @ Shoes Off Please
    June 26, 2013 at 10:48 am

    That is too cute, what a good idea! And the photos are gorgeous!

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      Alex
      June 26, 2013 at 7:11 pm

      I figure we wind up doing packaged candy a lot so hey why not occupy the kids in the afternoon.

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    Victoria • Restoring our Victorian
    June 26, 2013 at 3:15 pm

    Those bottles are adorable! And also why I never go in the dollar store… I just collect stuff I don’t need.

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      Alex
      June 26, 2013 at 7:12 pm

      *cough* that’s me and thrift stores *cough*

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    Kate
    June 27, 2013 at 4:17 pm

    Such a beautiful idea Alex; hell, I’D love one of those and I’m just a couple of decades (ahem) too old to quality…gorgeous. (And I envy you the dollar store…)

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      Alex
      July 1, 2013 at 11:02 pm

      You don’t look a day over 19. I am forever 29. That’s my story and I’m sticking to it.

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    now at home mom
    June 28, 2013 at 9:27 pm

    so cute and good idea! 🙂

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      Alex
      July 1, 2013 at 11:03 pm

      Thanks Ingrid!

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    Inspire Me Heather
    June 29, 2013 at 7:05 am

    What a great idea to make friendship bracelet craft kits and they look so cute too!

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      Alex
      July 1, 2013 at 11:03 pm

      Thank you so much! 🙂

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    Danielle
    July 2, 2013 at 3:18 pm

    Dude… how did I miss this post?! Such a fun idea and I love that your girls are involved in putting it together.

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    Lauren @ The Thinking Closet
    July 15, 2013 at 11:47 pm

    Just seeing those little pearl beeds in the bottle makes me feel creative. I can only imagine how all the kids in Layla’s class felt. The perfect start to summer!

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    Gina Bell
    June 13, 2014 at 11:02 am

    Great idea! My boys love bringing last day of school treats too!

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