Disclosure: I participated in this program on behalf of Fiskars and Champions for Kids. All opinions are my own.
Every year I donate school and art supplies to the kid’s school. Since a lot of the supply responsibility falls upon the teachers, I want to make sure they have everything they need. I actually found out last year that while the parent’s list seemed to get slimmer, it wasn’t because those supplies were replaced. They took supplies off because they didn’t want to burden the parents. I personally don’t think it’s a burden as I love getting a good deal on supplies and usually stock up when I can so we can share them with the school. I usually check in with the teachers about every quarter to see if they need anything. This past weekend we had a crafty get together and I asked friends to bring crafty supplies to donate to the Clever Guy’s school.
I stocked up on a few crafty supplies like pink Fiskar’s scissors and kid’s scissors to donate. I also picked up some of my favorite Halloween candies. During our crafty party we had fun just hanging out and getting some crafts done. I actually accomplished more crafting in a few hours than I have in a month!
I also made a gift bucket for the Clever Guy’s teacher. It has Fiskars scissors, glue, markers and pencils. All Fiskars 5” Kids Scissors feature an innovative safety-edge blade with a safer blade angle to protect kids.
This will be a great supply holder for her desk. This is a tin bucket from Ikea (only $1.29) decorated with Washi tape.
The kids and I are also donating supplies to make this fun craft, bat puppets. These are easy to make with just black construction paper and pipe cleaners. We cut out black bats on vinyl for a template, then we adhered the back of the bats to a pipe cleaner.
Looking for inspiration for kid’s crafts? Check out: http://www2.fiskars.com/Inspiration-Projects/Kids-Crafts
Get involved! Help your school or community organization win one of 10 classroom kits from Fiskars. Just share how you help others in your community by participating in a SIMPLE service project, here: http://championsforkids.org/simple-service2/simple-service-project-reporting-form/
Find out more info on how to get involved in your community with Champions for Kids: http://cfkhelpkidsthrive.org/