Thank you Ring Pop® for sponsoring this post. Read below for step-by-step instructions to create this fun Ring Pop Party Starter activity!
Hi friends! Hi teachers! And hello parents!
Summer may be in full force for now, but before you know it we will be gathering up those supplies and jumping right back into the swing of things for the first day of school. Now, as we all know, school may look a little different this year. Some of us will be in a classroom, while others of us will be at home. But no matter where learning takes place, it’s important to remember two things: 1) we got this! No matter how hard it may seem, we got this! 2) Teachers/parents are working harder than ever before to make sure we got this! With that said, we should be showing the teacher/parents in our lives we love and care about them with a small token of our appreciation. Today, we will create that small token together! A fun project I like to call the “Ring in the school year box.” I will walk you through a step-by-step tutorial of creating this box that you can do with your little one, and I will be doing it all with the help of my friends over at Ring Pop.
Ring Pop needs no introduction. It’s a candy we all know and love, and it’s also something I personally loved while growing up. I remember my mom would always reward me and my little brother with a Ring Pop when we did well in school. So, naturally, when I sat down and began thinking of ideas for this project, I knew that I would love to have Ring Pop involved. Plus, there are so many colors and flavors, you can pretty much give everyone their favorite flavor. So, what is the “Ring in the school year box”? Well, the “Ring in the school year box” is funny because it’s sort of like a proposal. When someone proposes to their spouse, they open the box with the ring and ask, “Will you marry me?” But with the “Ring in the school year box,” your little one will open up the box with a Ring Pop inside and ask the question, “Will you be my teacher?” A super fun way to start off the school year, and a playful token to show the teachers/parents how much you care. So, let’s get started!
This tutorial is very simple and only takes minutes. You will need the following to create your “will you be” box:
- A small box
- School-themed stickers
- Construction paper
- Tissue paper
- Ring Pop
Step 1: Take your small box and school-themed stickers and start decorating around the outside only (do not decorate the top). I found these cute stickers at my local craft store.
Step 2: With the help of an adult, have your little one write something fun along the lines of “Hello Mr./Mrs. teacher’s name” or “Hello mom/dad” on the top of their box.
Step 3: Take your construction paper and cut out a small piece of the shape of your box. For example, our box is a circle, so we cut out a circle. We made sure the circle fit right in the inside of our box. See the photo below.
Step 4: Take your marker and write “Will you be my teacher?” If you have enough space, add “Sincerely, student’s name”. Once done, glue paper in the box and let dry.
Step 5: Add your tissue paper and insert Ring Pop! We used the Berry Blast flavored Ring Pop.
You are done! You have just created one awesome gift for your teacher/parent to enjoy and feel appreciated. Ring Pop makes starting school sweeter and definitely makes it delicious, too. I hope you and your little one has the best time creating their box and I hope they have a great school year ahead!
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