Are you in the middle of trying to get ready for back to school fun? I’ve always had a love and hate relationship with back to school. I’m torn between feeling excited that I don’t have to make 3 complete meals every day but I’m also sad that I don’t get to spend most of my day with my boys.
Well, this “One Smart Cookie” treat bag craft is simple and a fun way to send your kids off to school on the first day. Rest assured it won’t take you that long to make a couple of these fun treat bags. If you’re a teacher, you can also make some of these cute welcome back treat bags, to welcome your students.
Notebook Lined Paper Treat Bags
All you need:
- White paper bags
- Markers: red, blue and black
Just take your paper bags (whatever size suits you best) and markers and start making your lines. I used a ruler because I wanted straight lines going across.
You’re going for the notebook paper look so make your blue lines horizontal and your red line vertical. I used mini bags so I tried to space my lines accordingly.
Once you’ve done all of your lines, take your black marker or pen and write, “One Smart Cookie!” on the bag and don’t forget to sign it.
I made Chocolate Peanut Butter flourless cookies for my kiddos but feel free to purchase some cookies and place them in the bag. There’s no judgment coming from me if you choose to buy your cookies.
Something I always have to remind myself of when I start feeling guilty about something silly like buying store bought cookies is–what’s the focus of this activity, craft, outing… This helps me get my priorities back in line because the message I’m wanting to send is, “I love you and I want you to feel special today.” not “You have a super duper baker mom who stayed up late at night to bake these cookies for you.”
Place it in their lunch box or backpack so they can enjoy during the day.
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