I thought I’d show you one of the projects that I’ve been working on for Teacher Gifts. These are altered File Folders. We made some in my monthly club class a few months ago. I liked them so much, that I decided to make several of them for teacher gifts. I have another small sewing project that I’ll show you tomorrow. I’m letting the girls choose from a few different things, so here is choice #1. I used File Folders that I purchased from an office store. Sarah wanted something with PINK in it……..yes, that is MY CHILD! Gotta love her choice! I accidently “cut” one of them instead of “scoring” it…….forgot to check the blade, grrr!!! So, there are supposed to be four of each pattern, and we’re one short! I apologize for the dark photos……..I needed to take the photos before all the finales started on TV last night……..but I didn’t! Sorry!
Photo below shows a close up of the pen (RSVP by Pentel) and the matching paper on the inside of the barrel. I crimped a scrap of the file folder paper about 6 times. This breaks down the fibers so you can separate the layers of the paper. I was able to get a thin piece that would easily roll up in the barrel of the pen. Sarah enjoyed this part most of all……crimping paper! Little things bring such joy to kids!