My daughter had her first formal violin recital this weekend. I wanted a kid-made gift to give the teacher along with a boquet. And, really, could there be anything more fun for kids to help make than sugar cookies? Luckily Sur La Table has every cookie cutter you could or couldn’t imagine (even more in-store than online). So that was easy. But I found myself the morning of the recital with homemade cookies and no bakery box. So we got to work improvising one with a gift bag and a piece of cardboard the same size as the bottom of the bag.

1-last-minute-teacher-gifts2-homemade-gift-box3-handmade-teacher-gifts-from-kidsWe just cut down the bag, snipped the corners halfway down and folded them in, then added the cardboard wrapped in parchment paper. We added a little celephnae and we were off. Phew.

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