“A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops” – Henry Adams
We often remember that special teacher in our lives, one who believed in us and helped us grow. The same will be true of our kids too, and as parents, we are grateful to our children’s teachers for caring for them while they’re away from home. So this Teacher’s Day is the perfect opportunity for you and your child to express your appreciation for that special teacher! And there’s no need to break the bank for it; a lovely handmade gift from your child will be exactly what warms her teacher’s heart!
10 Easy DIY Gift Ideas for Teachers
1. Pencil Vase
This pencil vase is super easy for even little kids to make. Cover an ordinary glass vase with glue and stick on colorful pencils. Decorate with a flower of your choice!
2. Glitter Mug
Gift your teacher some bling with this glittery apple mug. Make your own stencil from cardboard and don’t forget to fill it up with treats!!
These button bookmarks are adorable!! And all you need are paper clips and buttons. Small kids will have trouble handling small buttons, so adult assistance may be required.
These crayon monograms are very impressive looking gifts that any teacher will love!! Draw the letter outline yourself and let your child stick crayons within it; he might need a little help with cutting the crayons to size.
Nearly all teachers use clipboards, so why not gift her one? But don’t give her a boring clipboard straight from the store; spend a little time to spice it up a bit! The result will be a one of it’s kind gift she’ll love!
This gift is similar to the pencil vase, but makes use of crayons. Use a special themed ribbon around the vase to hold it in place and add an embellishment of your choice. This one’s also perfect for the younger ones!
You don’t absolutely have to give a gift, a card will do just as well! This is ideal for the really tiny students out there and their teacher will love the little handprints on this cute card!
Post-its are really useful, but sometimes inconvenient to use. Make life easier for your child’s teacher by making this attractive post it board so she can write on it with ease. Not to mention how pretty it looks!
9. Crayon Frame
Crayons are really versatile; they also come in handy to make this colorful frame! Use a regular wooden frame and insert a quote about teachers. A wonderful keepsake your teacher will proudly display.
10. Paper Plate Tote
This is an interesting gift and a teacher is sure to love it!! Make a bright and useful tote bag using large paper plates and strong fabric. Use red plates and green leaf cutouts to stick to an apple theme.
So you see, you don’t need to empty your wallet or spend hours making a gift for your child’s teacher; all you need to do is pick an idea from here, gather your supplies and have fun crafting!