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DIY End of the Year Teacher Gift: Fingerprint Art Meets Silhouette

By now you're probably tired of me sharing teacher gift ideas, right? 'Cause, ya know, in the last month I've already shared one here and here. Sorry...when you've got little guys in school that's how you least that's how I do.   My son just finished his first year of pre-school and, I'm sorry, but there's pretty much no gift I feel is good enough for a teacher who teaches a bunch of 2 year olds! My son had two of the best this year and so I organized a little craft to give each of them from all of the kids.  It's extra special because it includes each of the children's finger prints.

This project combines sketch pens and cut designs.  I started by sketching out the sentiments on white cardstock. 

For the flower pot project, I used the flower pot from the "Flowers in a Bell Jar" design which was the free design of the week a few weeks ago.   Then I grabbed the stems from the "Vase with Flowers" which was the free design of the week a few weeks before that. This is why it's important to always download the free designs even if they're not exactly your cup of tea. You can always use pieces of them to build your own designs instead of buying new designs. 

If you don't have either of these designs, may I suggest a google image search and trace? 

For both projects, I duplicated the stems and made some larger and smother smaller sizes then I welded several stems together.  The welding was just to eliminate having 10 different stem pieces.  Instead, I had 3 larger pieces with several stems each.  If you look closely you can see where the pieces attach at the leaves.

The clouds I used in the vertical print were one of the free designs that came with my Silhouette library. I did an offset to get the outline.  But before I cut, I used a sketch pen to sketch the text on the original size clouds.   The text was filled in using the internal offset trick.  The same thing applies to the little label on the flower pot in the other print.

Once all the pieces were cut, I used a glue stick to glue the cut pieces onto the cardstock.  Then we had each of the children in the class use their fingerprint to make a flower.  I just used a black pen to label the flowers so the teachers remembered what a great class they had! 

Once all the paint and glue was dry I picked up the white 8x10 frames at the craft store and framed them.  The teachers really seemed to like them.

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