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Sunday, September 8, 2013

Birthdays in Our Classroom

Last week I finished my first set of birthday cups. Since I had another 'crazy' week, I just sat down to download my pictures and show you my small birthday project.
I cannot take credit for such a clever idea since I totally copied borrowed from my coworker. 

I just noticed they need a bit more whipped cream and those cherries may be a bit big... but I am sure the kiddos will not mind at all. Right?

So, here's how I did it...
I gathered all my supplies:
- 24 Starbucks cups (free- courtesy of my room mom)
- 24 clear bags  (free- courtesy of my mother-in-law)
- Candy $1.00 per bag)
- Scrapbooks paper (2 sheets for $1.00)
- Paper clips and ribbon ($1.50)
- Stickers ($1.00)
- Shredded paper ($1.00 per bag)
- Homework Passes (free...keep reading they can be free for you too!).
- Red tissue paper and red curling ribbon (free- I had it since Christmas)

- I taped the lollipops a little bit so the 'cherry' could look as round as possible.
- I added a bit of ribbon to create 'bookmarks' using big paper clips.
- I cut the scrapbook paper in strips (4 per sheet) to cover the cups.
- I used my punches to make a label.
- My little helper helped me put all the 'gifts' inside the cup, added some shredded paper. Go ahead and add
   a lot more paper than my helper did. It looks better :)
- We taped the scrapbook paper around the cup and added a name tag.
- We bagged them to avoid losing any contents once the kids take them home.  I am sure they will hope for them as soon as they get on the bus!

Last, but not least, we added a tiny homework pass.  No one deserves to do homework on their birthday.

If you'd like a copy of the mini homework passes, e-mail me ( I will be happy to send them to you!

According to my class roster, most of my kiddos already had a birthday in July right before we started school. In honor of their birthday, we will celebrate their half birthday so they can their own birthday cup :)

I really do hope the kiddos love them.


  1. My birthday is June 20th-these are adorable :-)

  2. Tania,
    I also made these cups!! I had my first kid birthday on Friday and I wish I would have recorded her face the moment she saw it. She could not stop smiling. I

    will have to use a baggie like you did. That would have made it much easier:) I had to beg McDonald's for some and they gave me 2. I'm going to have to purchase some of these from Amazon or something:) Totally worth it! Your kids will be so happy to get these!

  3. These turned out really cute!!! Thanks for sharing.


  4. These are adorable!!!
    I would love a copy.

  5. I hope your kids loved those as much as mine did! :) I'm dropping by to let you know that you won my Economics Unit from my "It's WINSday" post! I couldn't find your email though, so if you'll drop me a note at I'll send it your way. Thanks!


  6. Wow your kids are so lucky. I need to do something fun

  7. These are so cute! I've never seen this idea before. I pinned it and hope to try it out in the future.

    I'm sure your kids will love these.

    Compassionate Teacher

  8. I love your birthday cups. I have it pinned as well. Thank you for sharing!

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  9. I love these! I am putting this on my list of things to make this summer.
    Barrow's Hodgepodge


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