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I am a graduate student, and it seems that two times a semester, my stress levels rise a bit! Yes, I am talking about mid-terms and finals! It is the time of the semester where you cram as much studying and prepping as you can into a week’s time, and hope you have retained enough information to get you through exams.
I also happen to have a baby and a 5-year-old, so I try to cram study sessions in between parenting and work. On days where I need a little extra help and energy to get through the day, I love starting my day off with Bigelow’s American Breakfast tea.
I love to swap my cup of coffee for Bigelow’s American Breakfast tea, because it is made with the finest ingredients to create a cup of tea that has a higher caffeine content. Tea also naturally contains Theanine, that when combined with caffeine, gives a sustained energy boost, with a feeling of relaxation and focus. It also doesn’t give me the caffeine jitters, and there is no crash.
I thought it would be fun to make some Exam Survival Kits to hand out to my fellow students, as an inexpensive and fun gift to help everyone succeed during mid-terms!
Exam Survival Kit
- Paper (heavier and decorated is ideal)
- A Ruler
- Bigelow’s American Breakfast tea
- Stickers (optional)
First, lay your paper on a flat surface, and lay your tea packet near the corner. Leave 1/2 – 3/4″ of space on either side of the tea bag package, then use the ruler to draw a line straight up the page, up about 7.5″, then cut out your rectangle. (Mine came out to 3.5″x7.5″).
Next, place the tea bag package in the center of the paper and fold the bottom up and the top down, making a crease. Use a thin line of glue to adhere the bottom edges, making a pouch.
You can decorate the inside with stickers, if you like!
Next, make or print out these survival labels, to adhere to the backs of the packages.
Then use a sticker, glue or piece of tape to close the front, and you’re done! Easy, cute and inexpensive mid-term or finals survival kits!
I picked up all of my supplies, including Bigelow’s American Breakfast tea, at Walmart, for under $10 (I already had scissors and glue), and had plenty of supplies leftover for future crafts, and to have tea for myself throughout the week 🙂
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Are you a tea drinker? What is your favorite type of tea to have in the mornings? Leave a comment below!
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