Try out these simple, handy craft ideas to show your appreciation to your teachers this Teacher’s Day!
DIY Candy Jars
For a fairly easy treat to give to teachers, simply fill jars with Hershey’s kisses, Reese’s Peanut Butter cups or any other tiny pieces of candy and tie them up with cupcake holders for that extra cute look! You can also recycle jars at home and use the original cover they come with. Add a little note for a personalised touch.
Pencil Flower Vase
Make an extra cute Pencil Flower Vase by glueing pencils around a glass vase (make sure there is an adult supervising) and fill the vase with pretty flowers to brighten up your teacher’s day!
Apple Clay Jar
Using a clay pot and a clay bottom, cover it in red (or any other colour) acrylic paint and let dry. Get creative with the lid knob – you can use a stick like structure and add a leaf to make it look like an apple, or stick a pencil end on top for a cute look. Teachers love desk decorations – plus they can use the extra space to store candy to give out to students!
Yarn and Pipe Cleaner Coiled Roses
Get pipe cleaners for a fuzzier look, or yarn if you can find that more easily. Simply get some craft glue and coil them onto a piece of paper that you can hand to your teacher as a heart-warming gift. You can also get creative and colour in the background!
Colourful Pour Pot
If you happen to have squeezy acrylic paint bottles, get all your crazy colours together, overturn a flower pot and squeeze the colours down from the base of the pot. Keep going till the whole pot is covered and let dry. Perfect for the teacher with green fingers, fill the pot with a live plant (perhaps from your own little garden if you have one) and hand them the beautiful potted plant as a gift!
For those who want to get extra crafty, you can also make a pencil bouquet! Place some foam into a tin can or pot that you have, and get some pencils and coloured paper. It’ll be great if you have a flower shaped punch, otherwise just express your creativity and make sure to use kid-safe scissors. Pierce the pencil ends on the flower petal pieces and arrange them neatly in the foam.
Start working on these adorable gifts today!