In the meantime maybe you can make use of this project I made as a Thank You for the boys' kindergarten teacher. Last week I stumbled across these printable flashcards for Teacher Appreciation Week.
How cute! And Marlynn at Urban Bliss even provides a free download for your computer! Sweet!
I quickly downloaded them over the weekend but darn! I didn't have any more color ink in my printer. Hmm, what to do? I had to get these to Yip and Yap's teacher this week and didn't have time to run to Office Depot for more ink. But I printed it off on some card stock anyway.
Huh, shades of gray reminds me of a chalkboard. I can work with this.
So I scrounged through the craft cabinet and found some scrap booking papers.
I cut out an R and used it as a pattern. I left about 1/4" border around the card and added a tab on the right about 1/2" wide. Then I folded the scrap booking paper and traced and cut my pattern. So unfolded it looks like a tent, the yellow flower paper above, and folded it's a rectangle with a tab on the right. I cut a total of 8 of these. Yes, there are only 7 letters in TEACHER but Marlynn added an 8th card with a message for the teacher.
Then I began to assemble. I took the first pattern and glued the two sides together. Glue sticks work the best.
Then I placed the tab of the first square inside the second square and glued them together.
And I kept repeating this until I had all 8 lined up and glued together. (I used a ruler to check my straightness with every rectangle)
The last rectangle I didn't need the tab so I simply cut it off.
While my rectangles were drying I cut out the flashcards right along the gray edge and then glued them on. One on each rectangle.
Once everything was dry I folded between the letters and stood it up like an accordion.
For the final touch I folded it all up and wrapped it with a ribbon.
I would have liked to have printed this off in color but I think it turned out nicely in gray scale. Hopefully the boys' teacher doesn't mind a little homemade gift as a thank you for all the wonderful things she's done this year.
Hope the end of your school year is pleasant and comes quickly!