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DIY Finals Test Treat

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Can you believe that it’s finals time already?!  My oldest “baby” is facing college finals next week and my younger “baby” is facing them in high school next month.  I wanted to make my daughters a little treat to encourage them as they face their testing.  I came up with this easy DIY finals test treat that you can whip up in about 5-10 minutes.

4 handcrafted card that looks like chalkboard that says "good luck on finals you're a smartie!" with candy and headache powder on white wood table

DIY Finals Test Treat

Supplies

Start with black envelopes (thanks to my friend, J., for my black envelop supply that were the inspiration for this craft)

Colored card stock paper (this is the perfect opportunity to use up those scraps of paper you’ve holding on to)

A white marker or paint pen

Black marker

Scissors

Double stick tape

close up of handcrafted card that looks like chalkboard that says "good luck on finals you're a smartie!" with candy and headache powder on white wood table

Cut colored card stock to make a frame for your “chalkboard” and add it to the front of the envelope.  Add a piece or two of chalk and an eraser.  Write a note to your student on the chalkboard with the white marker. Add embellishment to the chalkboard frame, like the alphabet or school-themed stickers.

3 handcrafted card that looks like chalkboard that says "good luck on finals you're a smartie!" with candy and headache powder on white wood table

Fill the envelope with Smarties candy, gum and other treats like headache powder (for laughs, hopefully).

handcrafted card that looks like chalkboard that says "good luck on finals you're a smartie!" with candy and headache powder on white wood table

Do you know a student that would appreciate a DIY finals test treat?

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16 Comments

  1. What a cute idea for finals care packages! This will have to go in the box along with the almonds (brain food) and chocolate (soul and spirit reinforcement food) I send. šŸ™‚ Thanks for sharing. šŸ™‚

    1. Thanks, Wendy. Love the idea of adding almonds and chocolate (2 of my reasons for living on some days) šŸ™‚

  2. This is such a cute idea! I love the way you made the black envelopes look like chalkboards. I know your daughters will love them and appreciate the love and thought behind them!

    1. Thank you, Cynthia. I’m pleased with how they turned out and waiting to hear what my “baby” thinks of them when she receives them in the mail.

  3. My son has been up until midnight every night this week preparing for AP exams. He’ll have just enough time to catch up on sleep before heading into finals. This will be a great pick-me-up for him!

    1. It doesn’t seem fair that they have 2 weeks of AP Exams and then finals on top, does it, Corinne? Good luck to your son!

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  5. Your children are really lucky to have a mom who is taking time to DIY and make them happy. You are really amazing. I really hope they succeed in their finals. Actually these cute DIy. I love the treats.

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