Making the first day of school fun

Send ’em back to school with a smile.

Tomorrow is the first day of school for my kids, they are excited, but I think I am even more excited. Five out of my 6 will be back in school, 4 of them full day and 1 half day. I am looking forward to the quiet.

I always like to start off the school year with a cool snack for them to bring, and this has them all excited.

These little alien snack men are so easy to make, you just need a juice box, fruit cup, spoon, scissors, tape and a Sharpie.

First, you will want to cut up the box that is usually wrapped around the fruit cups, you will use that as the feet.

Next, tape the feet to the bottom of the juice box, then tape the fruit cup (lid side down) to the top of the juice cup.

Once that is done, you just tape the spoon to the back of the juice box, and it looks like an alien antennae. You could also tape Tootsie rolls or other small candy to each side to create arms, but our school doesn’t allow candy, so , this alien is arm-less.

Once your guy is all taped up, just grab your Sharpie and draw some funny faces on the front of the fruit cup.

Willow Stevens

Willow is a mother of six who begins to feel the empty nest, with faer oldest child living with his long-time girlfriend in another state, and the next three begin their talks about jobs and the excitement of college and living alone. Willow started couponing in 2007 to save their family some money on the grocery budget. That's how Freetail Therapy was born, so that fae could share their knowledge of saving money with others. Though the site has become so much more since then, and now includes homeschooling and homesteading info, Willow still does it all on a budget and shares how. Willow enjoys snagging freebies, snuggling with their dog, Xander, drinking decaf coffee, gardening, cannabis and of course, their large frugal family.

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