Both of my kids have 2 teachers each, then the helpers and the front desk person. I wanted to make something useful but very affordable. I have plenty of paper, glue and lots of tools so this project fit the bill costing me a total of $12 for 8 ($1.5 each). I bought the binder clips($2), sticky notes($5) and sticky magnet strip($5).
There are probably other tutorials for this (I didn’t look for very long), so I am making this a picture tutorial, with just a few words. Let me know in the comments if you have any questions and I will answer them there too. A simple glue stick works for the whole project.
Measure & cut: Make 2 of the smaller piece- one for covering a small pencil and one for making the pencil holding tab:
Wrap the cardboard with the large piece of pretty paper:
Glue on paper and pencil tab:
Pretty up the pencil. Wrap with paper and add yarn at the end (optional):
Cover binder clips with paper & glue:
Assemble: clip on sticky pad, slip pencil into tab and add sticky magnet to back (to keep on fridge ~optional).
I’ll be popping these into little clear gift bags, that I already have, adding some mini chocolate bars from Trader Joe’s and tying up with ribbon. The kids also made paper clay ornaments that we may add in too.