End Of The School Year Craft Plus Printable

This is a cute preschool or kindergarten graduation idea for kids to make—or an end-of-year craft for any age. It’s a self-portrait cut out with a graduation cap with a handwritten note. It’s a cute and sentimental craft for every parent to cherish.

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Graduation Idea

This end-of-the-school-year craft also doubles as a pre-k or kindergarten graduation craft. I made a printable with a fill-in-the-blank for the grade and another one that works great for preschool and kindergarten graduation.

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I love teachers! Especially the ones that realize how important sentimental gifts are to us. My son’s first-grade teacher went over and above, making scrapbooks and crafts. I love that. This little graduation cut out is made to resemble my son. The hair is blonde and the eyes are blue, just like my little first grader. There is a real tassel hanging from the hat. And the little writing paper on the robe says: I am proud of myself because in first grade I… This is followed by little first-grade writing.  So cute.

Supplies You’ll Need for this School Craft

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How to Make this End of the Year Craft for Elementary School

Print the printable of your choice by clicking on the link and pressing CTRL+P

Print as many sheets as you need

Prepping for the kids

Cut out a face and neck shape from the skin-colored paper

construction paper

Cut the blue construction paper into thirds

To make the cap: For each piece of blue paper, cut a V shape into both ends

making paper graduation caps

Punch a hole into one corner

Make the tassels by laying out several pieces of yarn (about 5-6 inches long)

paper graduation cap

Fold the strips in the middle

Using another piece of yarn tie a knot around the top

making yarn tassel

Take the other end of the yarn you tied around the tassel and tie it around the hole you made in the blue cap

Mount the printables onto blue sheets of paper

For the Kids Part

Kids can draw their face onto the skin-toned paper

Glue the hat onto the head

Use construction paper to cut pieces of hair and glue under the cap

Older kids can fill in the blanks of the printable

Younger kids may need help to write on their lined paper

Glue the framed writing onto the bottom of the neck

Here’s a close up of the writing sample my son made at the end of first grade.

End Of The School Year Craft
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    Printable Instructions

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    End Of The School Year Craft plus Printable

    A sweet and sentimental end of the year or graduation craft
    Prep Time15 minutes
    Active Time20 minutes
    Total Time35 minutes
    Yield: 1 craft
    Author: Melissa Haines
    Cost: $5

    Materials

    Instructions

    Prepping for the kids

    • Cut out a face and neck shape from the skin-colored paper
    • Cut the blue construction paper into thirds
    • To make the cap: For each piece of blue paper, cut a V shape into both ends
    • Punch a hole into one corner
    • Make the tassels by laying out several pieces of yarn (about 5-6 inches long) fold the strips in the middle
    • Using another piece of yarn tie a knot around the top
    • Take the other end of the yarn you tied around the tassel and tie it around the hole you made in the blue cap
    • Mount the printables onto blue sheets of paper

    For the Kids Part

    • Kids can draw their face onto the skin-toned paper
    • Glue the hat onto the head
    • Use construction paper to cut pieces of hair and glue under the cap
    • Older kids can fill in the blanks of the printable
    • Younger kids may need help to write on their lined paper
    • Glue the framed writing onto the bottom of the neck
    • Here's a close-up of the writing sample my son made at the end of first grade.

    Notes

    Times are only an estimate 

    Melissa – Kidfriendlythingstodo.com

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    1. Melissa Haines

      5 stars
      Love this!