Monday, May 7, 2012

Rest and Relaxation Kit For Teachers

Teacher Appreciation Week Gift - Day Two!

Pull top can gift - Emergency rest and relaxation kit for teachers. 


Fruit and/or veggie cans with pull tops.

Scrapbook paper


Embellishments of your choice

E6000 adhesive

Contents for your can.

Step 1 -

Open cans from the bottom with a crimp type can opener.  Wash and rinse them.  Keep each lid with that specific can because each can is different.  Also make sure the cans you choose have the straight bottom and not the curved bottom (those will not open with the can opener).

Step 2 -

Print your specific "instructions" and glue them on the inside of the can lid.  This needs to be a thick/good glue so it sticks to the lid and doesn't pull away when opened.  You do this so when the person pulls the pull top, the instructions are on the underside.  Allow to dry before proceeding.

Mine read -

1.  Hang sign on bathroom door.
2.  Close and lock door.
3.  Run a nice hot bath and
     add dry bubbles.
4.  Relax in bath while eating
     chocolate and playing with
     little rubber duck (go ahead,
     no one is watching).
5. Emerge from bath refreshed
    and relaxed (until tomorrow

Step 3 -

Fill the can with your desired items.  I used a small door sign, a mini rubber duck, bath confetti, and some chocolate.

Step 4 -

Add a little paper shreds or Easter grass on top of your items.  Glue the bottom back onto the can with E6000 adhesive.  Hold the bottoms on with rubber bands until they dry.

Step 5 -

Cut your scrapbook paper to a size to fit around the can.  Add your custom label - mine reads "Emergency rest and relaxation kit for teachers.  When it has been "just one of those days" pull top and follow instructions."

Glue labels to the outside of the cans and allow to dry.

Step 6 -

Tie decorative ribbons to the top tab, add embellishments (I used paper flowers), and name tags.

Give your cute creations to your favorite teachers!

1 comment:

  1. I love this idea. I did a similar set of cans for my husband's sisters for Christmas one year with chocolate in them and they didn't even bat an eye. I don't think they really got that I made them.