We made these last year for TJ's 2nd grade class. To help save time and sanity, I had him write 1 message and draw 1 bear face. I scanned and placed 2 up on 1 sheet. Then I ran it through my laser printer on colored cardstock from Michaels, TJ helped glue googly eyes and wrote all his friends names. It ended up looking like each one was written! Scroll down for detailed how to.
Card stock- I like to use Michaels reflections since it's smooth to cut. There's more color selections in store vs online.
Access to a scanner and printer
Glassine sheets or baking sheets (from super market) optional
Download this PDF if you would like to use the same bear image my son drew. Or have your child draw a bear's face on a lettersize sheet of paper.
First fold the paper in halves on both sides so you have 4 squares. Have your child draw on 1 side and write a message on the other. Have them repeat or scan/copy the one that is made and print/ paste next to the blank side of the sheet. This way you now have 2 up on 1 sheet. Make copies!
Cut in half so you have 2 pieces that are 4.25 x 11"
Have your child start writing the friends names while you start cutting out the mouth with the exacto knife.
Glue on the eyes and fold the card in half. Optional to place a glassine sheet behind the mouth. Place folded card into a clear envelope.
Fill with treats and seal the bag.