I love to alter paint cans. I really do. I think that whoever came up with the idea is a genius. Since discovering this project, I don't even mind anymore when my husband asks if he can drop by the local Lowes on the way home from the mall. And because I am the kind, loving wife, I will even go inside the store with him so that he wouldn't feel lonely shopping alone. If I get to buy an empty paint can.
Last year, I altered my first paint cans for my then-Kindergarteners' teacher. I couldn't have been happier when the now-First Graders asked me last week if I can make one for their class teacher for Teachers' Appreciation Week.
Every day of this week, the teacher will get to open up the can and retrieve one treat. After all, it is supposed to be a week of celebrating the teachers, so why shouldn't Mrs. M get a treat every day of the week?
Of course I am not letting the twins get away with doing nothing for their teacher. A handmade card from each one of them is included in the can.
"Mommy, can we use your Cricut?" "No hun, but you can use my punches." Yeah, I'm mean like that. The girls get to use the machine when they are crafting for fun but somehow, I thought it is more meaningful when they make a card with no electronic tools for their teacher. I dunno....it just feels more right that way.
It was actually a treat for me that I got to put this together. I got to tell the hubby that I am busy all day because I am doing something important for the kids. Then I got to go shopping too. Can't just gift an empty can, can we? I really need to find another excuse to make another one of these.
To all the teachers who are reading this, I hope that you have a Super Teachers' Appreciation Week!