This post was sponsored by Crayola as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own.
I cannot believe that school is just about a month away from starting in our school District…but even my son is happy to go back. He told me the other day he misses his 2nd grade teacher, Mr. H, after a great year last year. And even though he won’t have Mr. H this year, it’s nice to know that he’s going back in the hands of great teachers in a great school District here. I thought in honor of school starting soon and Crayola’s new Thank a Teacher contest, I’d share with you this easy Melted Crayon Teddy Bear tutorial!
Haven’t heard of the Crayola’s Thank a Teacher contest yet? Well, Crayola is encouraging our kids to show their appreciation for their teachers and help reach one million thank-yous for teachers across the United States! From now through August 25, 2018, kids and families can enter Crayola’s Thank A Teacher contest by creating and uploading handmade thank you notes for teachers for the chance to win prizes for their family, teacher and school.
Crayola will award 10 finalists with prize packs inclusive of:
- $10,000 classroom makeover for the teacher
- One year supply of Crayola products for the school
- $1,000 scholarship for the student
- $1,000 gift card for both the teacher and school
- Free CreatEd seminar for the school
- For the grand prize, one lucky finalist will have his or her thank-you note featured on a special box of Crayola Crayons this holiday season. In addition, a weekly sweepstakes will run concurrently with the contest, offering entrants a chance to win $500 gift cards for themselves and their teachers.
Can you imagine what you school could do with a $10,000 makeover?!
I thought to help things along, you could make these cute DIY Teddy Bear Crayons with leftover broken crayons and let your kiddos hand them out to their best friends, create a teacher thank you note, and enter the Thank a Teacher contest.
So fun, right?!
Let’s see how easy this is…
Where to buy crayon molds:
Crayola Crayons in multiple colors
How to melt crayons:
This is SUCH an easy tutorial. You basically just need to break up your old crayons, fill up the silicone trays, then place in the oven at 350 degrees for about 10-15 minutes (or until melted).
Once out of the oven, I placed in the freezer to speed up the cooling process. After they are cool, I popped them out of the molds and wrapped some twine around their necks, then let the kids use them to write their teacher’s a note or draw them a drawing!!
As the parent of a son who had a STELLAR teacher who went out of his way this past year for our son…gave him extra tutoring for free, was SO patient with him, and really wanted to see him succeed…I cannot stress enough the importance of taking the time to thank your teachers this school year and make sure that they know that they are making a difference in your child’s life. A simple thank you is not only SO special for that teacher, but entering the Thank a Teacher contest makes it even more beneficial because they could win some great prizes just by you entering!
Hurry up and enter now!
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