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Christmas Student Gift Idea

Learn365 has a number of Christmas-themed products that are perfect for student gifts, events, and/or occasions. As you’re shopping the Christmas sales for gifts for your students for next year, be sure to check out the wide range of products that Learn365 has to offer. I am excited to share with you one of the gifts I made for my students this year. Let’s grab our supplies and start planning!

What You’ll Need:

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Student Gift Ideas: Painting Bright Futures Idea

While I was browsing Oriental Trading and Learn365 for Christmas gift ideas for my students, I came across these acrylic paint strip classpacks. Right away I had the idea of gifting my students with a DIY wood ornament, a paintbrush, and a fun tag.

Print out the FREE, printable “Students like you paint bright futures” tag from my TeachersPayTeachers store! Cut out a tag for each of your students and set aside.

Use a one hole punch to add a hole at the top of your tag.

Simply thread the Christmas Baker’s Twine  around the DIY nutcracker ornament, the paintbrush, and the acrylic paint classpacks.

These gifts are definitely something that your students will enjoy painting and it has a great message, too!

Merry Christmas,

Back to School Cactus Craft for Kids


Cactus themed classrooms are all the rage right now! This fun and engaging cactus craft for kids and editable tags is the perfect way to start your school year! I am teaming up with Fiskars to provide you with five, back-to-school crafts throughout the week. This easy cactus craft for kids is the perfect craft for the first day of school, and it will have your students saying, “It’s going to be a sharp year!”

Please note that I am partnering with Fiskars and am compensated for my work. I received product free of charge, but all thoughts and opinions are 100% mine.

Fiskars scissors makes this back-to-school craft both fun and safe for my kindergarten students! Be sure to check out all educational products that Fiskars has to offer by Clicking Here. Let’s grab our supplies and let’s get started!

We all know that teachers always have hundreds of toilet paper rolls stored away for that perfect craft or activity. Well, I’ve got the perfect craft for you! This activity is great for working on cutting with your students, too! My favorite part of this activity is the FREE editable tags and craft template. You can download these items HERE.

Use these cactus toilet paper rolls as a perfect solution for storing your flair pens or those extra “sharp” pencils!

1. Download FREE Printable and Cut

Download the free craft template and print on green and white card stock, construction paper, or printer paper. Use Fiskars scissors to cut out the template. I highly recommend the Pointed-tip Kids Scissors (5″) or the Original Orange-handled Scissors™ (8″) scissors. I love how safe, comfy, and durable these scissors are, and they make cutting easy, too!

2. Organize Pieces for Assembly

Every student will need a green cactus base, two cactus arms, and 2 eyes for this project. Be sure your students do not cut off the “glue” tabs indicated on the arms of the cactus. If you would prefer your students to color their own cactus, print the template out on white card stock. This is a great opportunity for students to be creative and make it their own.

3. Adhere Eyes and Add Detail!

Adhere the eyes to your cactus body. Using a fine point and ultra fine point Sharpie permanent marker, add detail to the body of your cactus. Be sure your students have flipped over the paper so that the “glue” side of the body is on the table and the green side is facing up! Let your students be creative and come up with their own facial expression for their cactus.

4. Wrap Around Toilet Paper Roll & Add Finishing Touches

Adhere the body of your cactus around the toilet paper roll using adhesive. If you are using card stock, I highly recommend using glue dots or hot glue to make sure your cactus body stays on the toilet paper roll. Fold the two tabs on the arms of your cactus and adhere to the body.

5. Print Your Editable Tags

Add the final touch to this fun, cactus craft by downloading, customizing, and printing these editable cactus tags. You can find the editable tags HERE. Be sure to check back tomorrow for another back-to-school craft using Fiskars Products!