Ink Money & Colorable Certificates for the Entire Year {With Freebie}

Jun 4, 2013 | Assessments, August, End of the Year, Freebies, Management, Math, May, Reading, Science, Social Studies, Teacher Wisdom, Technology, Writing | 5 comments

School ended for me a week ago.  Those last 2 weeks are just so overwhelmed I am finally catching up!

One of my big stresses every year is end of the year colorable certificates.  There are so many fun choices online but I always hate wasting the ink to print 25 of them.  And I refuse to spend money at the teacher store (the markup just kills me!)  Plus do I give kids a Certificate of Completion for Kinder and some other fun award?  So many choices!

The ink literally kills me!  To print a class set will take about 75% of my ink and at $60 a hit that is just not an option for me!  So I came up with these fun certificates that the kids can color.  I did not take any sample pictures – but I was very surprised that they ended up as good as they did!  Here’s

Certificates to celebrate specific days.
A few certificates of achievement to give along the year.
It has certificates of completion and graduation!
Several welcome certificates.
This one is for my friend Yolanda… who is a NKOTB fanatic!
Now for your free certificate… If you download the preview you will get this cool Star Student Certificate all ready to go!  Click the image to head over!
Click here to get your FREE PREVIEW of my Colorable Certificates!
Speaking of ink.  Look what I got!
Did you know that Staples gives you $2 per ink cartridge turned in?  So I tell everyone I know… my parents, my friends, my students to bring me their empty ink cartridges.  And guess what… this is the first year I will have all of my staples purchases made off this money.  In fact, the above money I am not sure how to spend because I have gone in every month and got what I needed for the start of they ear with these coupons!  So here is a flyer you can share to get those empty ink cartridges and start getting your free money!
Click here or above to get this from my Random Freebie file!
Hope everyone is having a great end of school year or beginning of summer!


  1. CWILSON77

    I thought the ink cartridges had to be from what you previously purchased from Staples? Could you let me know?

  2. Mrs. Lynes

    I love doing black and white cerftificates! That way I can print them from work 🙂 Then I can just run them on various brightly colored paper! But I love the idea of letting the kids color their certificates! Thanks for sharing!

  3. KinderMyles

    I think the color it yourself certificates are a great idea. Not just to save ink but because they kids can design them themselves. The children on the certificate can look just like them.

  4. Jennifer

    That is such an awesome tip! I had no idea that you could turn them in. Thank you for the tip and for the adorable freebie! I’m lucky enough that our school lets us use the color printer pretty much as much as we want. Next year, I’m going to use yours because they are so cute!

    Teaching with Grace

  5. Sarah

    I totally understand on the ink! I was going through it like crazy with my printer at home, but then my wonderful fiance bought us a new printer. It is a Brother MFC-J6710DW. Basically a small mini office printer and boy I LOVE the ink it saves! I print off so many copies and games, etc and I’m still at 3/4 full! The printer was about 200 at office max and free shipping! Plus you can get the ink from an ink wholesale distributor online for 6 bucks a pop! 😀 It’s my favorite toy!



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