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Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Gift from Kids: Edible Snowman Buttons {with Printable}

Gifts from Kids: Edible Snowman Buttons {with Printable} The Unlikely Homeschool


Each week, forty-eight men and women give of their time. Forty-eight men and women pour out their energies. Forty-eight men and women share some of their talents.

This group of willing-ones dedicate a few hours each week to minister to my children in Sunday School, at Wednesday night Bible clubs, and at a bi-weekly Bible study. They do so voluntarily in hopes of sharing God's love and His Truths with the next generation...asking nothing in return.
With much gratefulness, every year, our family prepares a Christmas gift of thanks for each one of our children's church and club teachers. While our offerings are certainly small in comparison to theirs, these Christmas gifts have been a great way to pass along a much-deserved "Thank You" to the ones who make ETERNAL investments in our children each and every week.

In the past, we have whipped up homemade jar-mixes or yummy treats. But, this year, we chose a simpler path and will be handing out bags of "snowman buttons"....aka Christmas M&Ms.


Gift from kids to give to Sunday School Teachers:  Edible Snowman Buttons {with Free Printable}



We have prepared some child-inspired gift tags to attach to our snowman button bags and with the organization of a well-oiled assembly line have made all 48 bags.

Got any special someones to thank this Christmas season? Feel free to grab your own copy of my tag printable and get started!

Gift from kids to give to Sunday School Teachers:  Edible Snowman Buttons {with Free Printable}

To make Snowman Button Bags you will need:

  • tags printed on heavy cardstock, cut to size and folded in half (They print 6 per page.)
  • clear, plastic 3" x 4" treat bags (I purchased Wilson's 50 treat Bags at JoAnn Fabrics)
  • large bag of Christmas M&Ms (We used 1 1/3 bags to fill 48 treat bags.)
  • 1/4 cup measuring cup
  • stapler

Gift from kids to give to Sunday School Teachers:  Edible Snowman Buttons {with Free Printable}

Pour 1/4 cup of M&Ms into a treat bag. (Feel free to use the "one for you, two for me" method.)

Gift from kids to give to Sunday School Teachers:  Edible Snowman Buttons {with Free Printable}

Fold the top of the bag over 1/2 inch.

Gift from kids to give to Sunday School Teachers:  Edible Snowman Buttons {with Free Printable}

Staple closed.

Gift from kids to give to Sunday School Teachers:  Edible Snowman Buttons {with Free Printable}

Attach the tag with one firm staple. Be sure to staple between all layers of bag and tag.  

Gift from kids to give to Sunday School Teachers:  Edible Snowman Buttons {with Free Printable}

And there you have it! Easy-peasy!

Gift from kids to give to Sunday School Teachers:  Edible Snowman Buttons {with Free Printable}

Our snowman buttons are all ready and waiting to be devoured by our much-loved teachers.

Gift from kids to give to Sunday School Teachers:  Edible Snowman Buttons {with Free Printable}


If you'd prefer a more "hand-made with love" route instead of M&Ms, these simple chocolate-filled pretzel treats would easily dub for snowman buttons and can be prepared by even the smallest of tots. Be sure to adjust the size of your treat bag accordingly.


Don't forget to download your own copy of the Snowman Button Tag.


*These printables are FREE but are for personal use only. In downloading the following files, you are agreeing not to copy, reproduce, or alter them except for your own personal, non-commercial usage. In addition, you are also agreeing not to share or publicly display any or all parts of the materials on Facebook, in an email, or in person. If you wish to share the downloads with others, please share a direct LINK to this post.

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