Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Personalized Hand Sanitizer

If you are a teacher or around kids very often, one thing you are sure to know is that they always have germy little hands.  So what is better than giving a teacher some custom hand sanitizer for teacher appreciation!?!  Cute and very practical!
This first picture is courtesy of Adventures of Room 129.  To make this, she used clear avery labels and if you stop by her blog, you will see that she has included a free download for this label.  Thank you Mrs. Harris!!

This next hand sanitizer comes from How Does She?  She chose to use vinyl on her sanitizer.  Check out the link to see the tutorial on how to make this...
soap-vinyl-display
This last way involves a soap dispenser instead of hand sanitizer, although that would probably work with this method too.  You will use an overhead transparency sheet.  Basically print your saying and print it out on the sheet.  Cut it down to size and slip it in the bottle.  The more detailed instructions I had saved on my computer, but I didn't have where I found this from so I am sorry for not having the link.  If this is your idea, please let me know so I may give you credit.  Thanks!

Personalized Soap Dispenser

Needed:
Soap container (Item #B3222 at Industrial Container)
Pump topper (Item #DP111E at Industrial Container)
8½"x11" paper with individual templates for copying or printing
Transparencies with copied templates
Paper cutter
Wire cutters or heavy duty scissors
Clear hand soap

Directions
Purchase soap container and pump toppers at Industrial Container. Together, they cost $ .83. Using wire cutters or scissors, trim the pump topper so that it will fit in the container.
Create a template for each container on your computer. First create a text box (3.2"Hx2.5"W). In several different fonts, type the words to the "hand text." (See picture) There will be some blank room below the text. That will help the text show up in the correct place when trimmed and placed in the soap container. Copy the text box and paste several next to each other. I fit 9 on a page. At the top, you can put the name of the teacher.
Print or copy templates onto transparencies. (Using a laser printer or copy machine.) Cut out each text box, trimming to just over 3 inches high by 2 ½ inches wide. Roll up and put into the container. Fill the container with clear soap. Screw the pump topper on top and decorate with holiday ribbon. (You can give this alone, or add a hand towel.)

2 comments:

Becca said...

I have a son in kindergarten and we put stickers on the hand sanitizers in his classroom each month. The sanitizer label/sticker peels of the front and he adds holiday stickers to the bottles. The teacher and the kids in the class love it! I don't have any pictures but we have had such a fun time with decorating the sanitizers this year. We usually decorate three bottles with one or two sheets of stickers. (I have found that paper stickers don't peel off as easy as the clear stickers do.) His teacher usually refills the smaller bottles with a large bottle because it is easier for the kids to help pass out the "magic soap" if it isn't a gigantic bottle. We also have a bottle of sanitizer by our front door at home. I use a new bottle each month. It looks cool to have different colors of sanitizer in the different months too. (Blue with snowflakes in January, February was purple, Green in March, etc.) I just store the bottles with our cleaning supplies, so I don't have to take the stickers off.

Mrs. E said...

I made these for my kids' teachers during this week's teacher appreciation week! The were my favorite project and so easy. Thanks for sharing this and many other ideas with me! I also used the door decoration for the music teacher this week. Great ideas all the time. http://beholderinsinspirations.blogspot.com/2011/05/teacher-appreciation-2011.html