This #100DaysOfSunshine post has been sponsored by Cuties. As always, my gift-giving and Cutie opinions are my own.
I love the smell of fresh peeled citrus this time of year. And whether it’s for a gift, recipe, or just a
healthy treat? Well, I always love when it involves a juicy Cutie clementine.
Sweet and seedless, I love that mandarins are so me-friendly. They’re also kid-friendly, which explains why they bring such a smile in my kitchen. And to celebrate 100 Days of Sunshine with CutiesCitrus.com, I couldn’t wait to channel my inner child this holiday season. All to create a fun, easy way the kids could share Cuties with the classroom!
Because it seems like the holidays have lost that whimsy and innocence. However, I’ve found simplicity can often be where the best spirit of the season resides. And the kids were thrilled at the prospect of becoming a Cutie Correspondent! They loved the idea of being enabled to share kindness with a friend, teacher, and classmate around them.
Which to say that little fingers love unwrapping these easy-to-peel clementine’s is an understatement. And as much as parents love to dress them up? I am always reminded how kids simply love Cuties exactly how they are. So what better thing to gift this holiday season than this perfectly sized, orange-colored treasure?
These little gems are perfect in stockings of all sizes. Or elegant stacked in a pretty glass or vase. They are also the perfect, allergen friendly and healthy gift for kids to take to school. So get ready to make those mason jars jealous. And stock up on the following:
Hot glue gun
Green foam sheets
Sticker gift tags
Miniature gift bows
3lb-5lb bag of Cuties citrus
To begin, I found my 3 lb bag of Cuties citrus at a local Kroger. The other items I’ve used here can be found at craft or discount outlets. But the purpose of this foodcraft, was to keep it cute and simple.
Now my foam holiday trees have been pre-cut. But I can see using poster board or a firmer foam holiday shape working as well. The only amount of work needed, is using a glue gun to firmly attach one Cuties clementine’s along the lower tree line.
Next, removing the sticker backing to attach your miniature bow at the top as a star on your cute classroom gift. Did I mention all the cuties stickers those citruses will have on them? Each bag can be different so give them all a good look if you want to utilize them as well.
Lastly, fill out the To/From fields on your holiday gift tags. I’ve found that placing them at the bottom tree line was a good balance for us. It also allows for each child to write a personal note to who they’re gifting this to. And there you have one cutie-patootie gift idea that is as easy to create as peeling your favorite fruit!
Now what say you? How would you gift some Cuties smiles this holiday season?