Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Teacher Gifts

The Hug-a-Bugs and I spent the last hour or so putting together the gifts for 6 of their 7 combined teachers.
A couple of weeks ago at Mamas of the Craft we made bath salts.
They were really easy.
I mean if you can stir your coffee you can make bath salts.
I think we used this recipe.
I made enough to fill 4 jars (I got them at Michaels, only a couple of bucks each!), which takes care of both of the Younger Hug-a-Bug's teachers and two of the Elder Hug-a-Bug's.
That leaves the main teacher in the Elder's class and two more assistant teachers who are both men.
I don't want to gender stereotype, but I know that my husband doesn't care for baths, so I made hot cocoa mix and got some inexpensive mugs and jars from IKEA.
To make the cocoa mix just combine 1 part cocoa powder to 3 parts sugar and add a dash of cinnamon.
For these spice jars it took 3 tablespoons cocoa powder to 9 tablespoons sugar and two good shakes of the cinnamon jar.
I figured that everyone needs a little warmth in their tummies during the weather, man or woman.
That leaves the main teacher in the Elder's class.
A few weeks ago we got some Very Hungry Caterpillar fabric and the Elder Hug-a-Bug wants to make her teacher a sack (her words).
I think we can get this done by the end of the week, and maybe I'll pop a cocoa mix in there for good measure.
I am filled with holiday spirit, which is more than I could say this morning or yesterday morning when all I could do was curse the north wind and the frozen car doors it brings.
I hope the weather is not getting any of you down,
Jess
p.s. Hey, this is my 200th post!
Thanks for reading along with me.

3 comments:

painted fish studio said...

congrats on 200 posts! great little gifts, teachers deserve lots of love! weather? ugh. i've been under a blanket all day.

Paige said...

Congrats to you on your 200th post! And I also read mention of you at Sugar City - those sweaters are beautiful. Way to go!

Meema said...

Congrats on number 200, Jess! Great teacher gifties, BTW. :o)