“A good teacher can inspire hope, ignite the imagination and instill a love of learning.” – Brad Henry
In India, September 5 is celebrated as Teacher’s Day, which is different from Teacher Appreciation Days around the world. September 5 is the birthday of Dr. S. Radhakrishnan, a well known academician and the second President of free India. On this day, schools all over India have special programs for teachers and senior teachers are honored on the occasion.
For a parent too, a good teacher is a blessing, as you know your child is in good hands when she’s away from you! So this Teacher’s Day, why don’t the two of you express your appreciation for your child’s teacher with a simple handmade gift? If you’re out of ideas, don’t worry – we have here 12 of the best DIY gifts for teachers that you can make without too much time and effort!
12 Useful Crafts For Teachers Day that Kids Can Make
What do you use to make a pencil holder? Why, pencils of course!! Cheryl at What Che Said has an easy picture tutorial on how to make this cute and colorful pencil holder made of pencils. Just add ribbon and a foam cutout and you’re all set!
This is a great gift idea from Giggles Galore for a teacher who has a green thumb and loves growing her garden. You need very basic supplies for a surprisingly impressive gift! While the ruler markings will require an adult, the rest of the painting can be done by kids as well!
If your child has a favorite teacher, then this gift from Whipper Berry would be just right! This is also a great recycled gift to make with pretty containers lying around the house. You’ll need a flower punch to make the flowers; alternatively, you can also use flower shaped foam cutouts for more color.
I Heart Nap Time has the most adorable teacher gift ever – this cute chalkboard easel!! If you can’t find a ready made easel, make the frame using ice cream sticks and stiff black cardstock for the board. Paint the sticks in different colors to give different teachers!
This handmade gift from Chic & Cheap Nursery is ideal for preschoolers to gift their favorite teacher. While adult assistance is certainly required, even the littlest kids can have fun gluing crayons within the letter outline! Use a nice frame for a grand yet personalized gift!
6. Apple Jar
Now this is a gift that can really knock their socks off! 36th Avenue has a detailed tutorial on making these brightly colored apple jars which you can fill with goodies of your choice. You can use a large bead on the top as well, sticking it over the green leaf. Just make sure you have enough red and green paint on hand!
7. Ruler Wreath
This is a fun gift that will leave the most serious faced teacher smiling from ear to ear! Crafts Unleashed shows how a few regular school supplies can transform into such a beautiful creation. The best part? You can use any color and customize it any way you like with all kinds of embellishments.
A Little Tipsy has found the perfect way to convert a plain photo frame into a handmade teacher’s gift! With very little effort and simple supplies, you can make a plain white frame look like a page from a notebook, and personalize it too! If you have a photo of your child’s teacher, then this gift becomes perfect!
This is kind of a ‘mega gift’ with different phases! Just a Girl and her Blog combines a few ideas to make a personalized Sharpie decorated mug, filled with goodies and wrapped in a lovely gift bag and attached with a printable tag!! And to think that it’ll be done in such short time!
10. Apple Treat Cups
Does your child’s teacher take a strong interest in the environment and recycling? Then she’ll certainly appreciate this gift from Saved by Love Creations – Upcycled Apple Treat Cups! You can use all those empty drink bottles and make these adorable cups with just spray paint! Fill it with candy or cute stationery and wrap with cellophane, tied up with green ribbon!
Nearly every teacher out there uses a clipboard for some purpose of the other, so why not make her a custom-made designer piece? This gift from Back 2 Basics is unbelievably simple, though you need to be careful for the end result to be neat. All you need is a plain clipboard and washi tape in a number or alphabet theme. Decorate with a few embellishments and it’s ready!
12. Pencil Bookmark
Even teachers need bookmarks, and what can be more adorable than this pencil bookmark from A Passion for Cards! Use really stiff cardstock for this bookmark, and you can embellish it in a way that it doesn’t tear paper. Make ones in different colors for all the teachers!
So there you go – 12 Useful Crafts For Teachers Day that Kids Can Make; gift them at the start of the year, middle or end of the year, on Teacher’s Day or any time during the year. After all, you don’t need a special occasion to show your appreciation, do you??
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