Thursday, August 25, 2011

First Day of School and Teacher Gifts

I think like most moms I approached the kids going  back to school  with excitement and fear.  The big scary what if that comes with sending your little ones out into the world.  The realization that 30 hours of every week your babies are living a life that has nothing to with you.  For the first time in a long time, this school year it will be just me and my baby home alone together 6 hours every week.  CRAZY.  Emma will be in 2nd grade, Alan will be in kindergarten and my little Logan will be going to preschool 3 days a week.

First I took my Emma girl off to school.  

Then I came home and got my Alan boy ready to go to Kindergarten.  Of course the other boys had to get in on the action.  

All day I kept watching the clock and hoping not to hear the phone ring.  Finally the time came, and when I went to get my little girl she was all smiles.  


So after seeing this post about back to school teacher gifts I knew I just had to make little gifts for this kids to take their teachers on the first day of school.

So here is what I came up with.

The original post gives a great tutorial on how to make the chocolate covered oreo pops, but she used a candy mold and I didn't have a candy mold, so here is how I did it without a candy mold.

First you have to stick the lollipop sticks in the cookies.  To make sure they stuck to the stick really well, I opened each cookie and dripped a little chocolate in there to "glue" it all together.  Once they were cooled I dipped each cookie in the red chocolate and placed it on wax paper.  

Before it dried very much I moved it so there wasn't a lot of left over pooling on one side of the cookie.

Then,  once again, before they were all the way dry I stuck a little piece of pretzel in the top and added a leaf using green fondant (because I already had some on hand.  You could also use a fruit roll up.).  Then I just suck them in the little bags.

I got the little buckets at the dollar store and filled them with things teachers need.


  1. CUTE KIDS!!!
    And um, Emma has the coolest outfit ever. I'd totally wear that now. haha.

    Also, I come from a whole family of teachers & I know how much they pay out of pocket for supplies because the schools can't help! I'm sure they appreciate the gift boxes!! What a thoughtful Mama!!!

  2. The kids look so cute (and I love that wreath on your front door!) The teachers must have really appreciated your gifts! They look fantastic!

  3. kids aren't old enough to go to school yet, but if they were...this sure would be great inspiration. LOVE those Oreo cute. I'm sure their teachers loved them too!

  4. Such a cute idea! I might have to do this for my son's preschool teachers! Also kind of random but my son would love that Optimus Prime shirt!

  5. You are an over achiever!!! I haven't done anything yet!. Love the apples :)



  6. Wish i had one of your kiddie in my classroom!! I'm sure those teachers loved this!!!!!!

  7. WOW Why didn't I have a student like your kids in my class when I was a teacher?!?! Very awesome!

    Feel free to link up your teacher gifts to my new Make Yourself Blog Hop. :o)

    For Love of Cupcakes

  8. Cute oreo pops! Yummy! Your kids are so adorable!

  9. So cute!

    I’d love it if you shared this with the Fun Family Crafts audience.
    FFC is similar to Craftgawker but it only features kid friendly tutorials.

    Looking forward to seeing what fun crafts you submit!

  10. Love it! I just bought all those things (Magic Eraser, Tissues, Glue Sticks, Markers, and Clorox Wipes) for my classroom! Definitely things a teacher can always use. Your kiddos are gorgeous, BTW :)

  11. The little girl at the beginning is adorabelk and the little boy is soooo cute!!!!!!!!!

  12. The kids just had to change schools after 3 weeks in another school. Open house is this week. We are so doing this. Thanks for the inspiration. I was just going to get the stuff and put it in a grocery bag. Your way is so much more fun and the kids will like making the pops.

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  14. Adorable kids, I love their pics they are so cute. You also had a wonderful website. I should check more stuff in free times. Thanks