It is graduation season and teacher appreciation week, and I am loving the “Smart Cookie” themes popping up all over Pinterest!
I was getting ready to file all these ideas away for future use (including my nephew’s kindergarten graduation), when I remembered that I get to celebrate and thank my daughter’s teachers this year! I am still getting used to the fact that I have a daughter… it has been 17 months, but it is still amazing to think there is another human… our daughter… living in this house!! It is truly unbelievable to experience how quickly time is flying by and how much we grow everyday.
The teachers at my daughter’s daycare have helped us parent-newbies learn so much about Samantha’s capabilities! This little kid is a rockstar because of the socialization and development she gets both at school and with her grandparents. I cannot say thank you enough to those that love and care for her while we are at work.
- I typed the “Thanks…. for making us such” sign using Rosewood and Duality fonts that I downloaded for free from dafont.com, and I printed the sign in brown ink on tan cardstock.
- Then I used my Silhouette to cut both the cookies and the glasses. I used two different shades of brown cardstock for the cookies and black cardstock for the glasses, to provide contrast. If you don’t have a Silhouette, you could easily create the same effect by cutting circles and using a hole punch for the chocolate chips!
- Once I had all my pieces cut, I assembled the Smart Cookies with foam tape to give the images depth. I conveniently placed the glasses over large chocolate chips to give the cookies eyes.
- I taped the sign to the top of a white bakery box and filled it with homemade chocolate chip cookies!
- I also taped the box shut so I wouldn’t eat any cookies.
- And… then I tied the box with bakers twine to make it even more difficult to sneak in and steal a cookie!
Confession of a *wannabe* crafter… This is not an original idea… there are smart cookie inspirations all over Pinterest. Just because an idea isn’t original doesn’t mean it isn’t fantastic! I can’t wait to use and re-use this idea in the years to come!