With school starting soon and school supplies on sale, now is such a fun time to stock up and use them in crafts! I thought it would be really fun to stock up on a few extra supplies and make them into a school supply cake that could be donated to a classroom or a school. It is sort of like a diaper cake, but made with school supplies! And it is so incredibly cute and such a fun way to surprise teachers with an extra little something to start their year off with.
Supplies needed to make this project:
(1) FloraCraft® Make It: Fun® Foam: 4″ x 8″ Cake Form
(2) FloraCraft® Make It: Fun® Foam: 4″ x 10″ Cake Form
(1) FloraCraft® Make It: Fun® Foam: 4″ x 12″ Cake Form
Low-Temp Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
(13) Boxes of Crayons
(35) Glue Sticks
ABC Shelf Liner / Sticker Paper
Ceramic Crayon (or other fun item to put on the top)
You may need to vary the numbers of school supplies I listed above a bit depending on how close you glue everything together.
First you will begin by gluing the (2) 4″ x 10″ cake forms together so they are stacked. Tip: Add toothpicks in between the foam for extra hold. Then you will cut your ABC shelf liner into rows and add a strip of the alphabet to the bottom of each of your cake forms.
Next you will use your low-temp glue gun to begin attaching the school supplies to your cake forms. I left the crayons in their box, but everything else was taken out and glued directly to the foam. The crayons were glued to the 4″ x 12″ cake form, the pencils were glued to the 4″ x 10″ cake form and the glue sticks were glued to the 4″ x 8″ cake form.
When the layers are complete, glue the cake forms together to form a cake. Then you can add a fun ceramic crayon on top or some other fun school supply item. Add a blue ribbon around the middle layer of pencils and your school supply cake is complete!
I think it is such a fun craft and would be cute to decorate your home with during back to school time or even take back to school photos with! But once you are done with it, it makes a great school donation! The teachers can simply remove the supplies from the cake as they need them and the hot glue will peel right off of the supplies so they are ready for use.