Yesterday the children and I made Wishing Jars as gifts for their teachers. They looked beautiful and everyone had great fun making them.
They had a jar for each recipient and filled it with an assortment of items, each representing a wish they had made for their teacher. We used buttons, tiny decorative pegs, flower beads, crochet trinkets and feathers. A butterfly was attached to the outside to look after all the wishes.
It was great fun dreaming up wishes for someone else. The girls decided on the wishes to make for their own teacher and then popped a list inside the jar with them on it. They also gave instructions on how to add more wishes to the jar.
A few of the wishes they made were:
have a great holiday
feel like a child again
meet new friends
have a surprise
feel brave like a lion
find a unique pair of shoes
have a day off.......
One of the girls wanted to wish for a lovely boyfriend/Prince Charming/to fall in love, for her teacher but was embarrassed to write it on her list...... the wish was made though!
We also made a jar for ourselves. A beautiful large jar with some lovely wishes within it already. May they all come true......