A good teacher can make a huge difference in a child’s life so why not show them how much you appreciate all their hard work with one of these unique homemade gifts.
Each of the fun ideas are things your children can get involved with and they’ll love getting a little crafty if it means they can reward their favorite teacher with something personalized and special.
From homework, to pop quiz papers to textbooks and more, teachers have lots of different stacks of paperwork! Why not help your child gift them a beautiful hand painted rock paper weight and ensure those papers are kept together in nice neat piles! The kids can paint whichever design they want in whatever colors they want, they could even make a selection…a teacher can never have too many paperweights after all!
Use a recycled tin can to create this adorable crayon pencil case for a special teacher! We’re sure that at the end of the day teachers have to go round on their hands and knees picking up all the pencils, pens and school supplies that have been dropped on the floor…so having a colorful pot to put them in would be more than helpful!
Simple and cute, these button bookmarks will ensure the teacher never loses their page again! If you’re a regular crafter, chances are you’ve already got a stash of old buttons so all you really need are a few paperclips. Simply glue the two together and you’ve made your own bookmark in mere minutes!
What better way to say ‘Thanks a Latte’ to a teacher than with this coffee cup filled with treats? Your little one can choose what they’d like to fill it with then all you have to do is wrap it up…it’s as simple as that!
Bring some greenery to the classroom and create a beautiful, living piece of art with this succulent tabletop garden gift. Amy, over at theidearoom.net, created them and she even went as far as decorating the pot with pages from a dictionary that included relevant words such as ‘teacher’ and ‘grow’. We think they’re great!
This homemade clipboard is something a teacher can use all year long. Attach a set of matching pencils and some writing paper for the perfect gift.
Welcome a teacher back to a new school year with this super easy emergency kit! You can fill it with anything you think a teacher would need, from school supplies to sanitizer bottles or even some band aids. Desiree, over at the36thavenue.com, found the wooden box she needed at her local thrift store then got her kids to paint on the stenciled red cross design to make it look just like a hospital bag.
End the year on a sweet note with this delightful cupcake in a jar. Get in the kitchen, get the little ones involved and make teach’s favorite flavored cake into a tasty treat that they’ll love!
Just four dollar-store supplies are all you need to create these cute key chains. You can display any message you fancy although our personal favorites have to be “Best Teacher” and “Teachers Keys”. You could even get some colored beads like these ones from Amazon to jazz them up!
This painted mug project is the best way to personalize a gift without breaking the bank. Children will leap at the chance to be creative and conjure up their own design especially for their favorite teacher!
After a long term, your child’s hardworking teacher would probably love nothing more than to relax in the tub with a homemade bath bomb. You can experiment with different herbs and oils to achieve different effects…lemon balm or peppermint will offer an invigorating dip while rose and lavender will produce a relaxing floral soak. Kids will have fun making them and teachers will enjoy receiving them!
Every teacher could use one of these pom pom bookmarks! Unique and practical, they don’t take long to make but we can guarantee your child’s teacher will get hours of enjoyment from them! You don’t have to be able to sew, you don’t even have to have made pop poms before because this amazing post from m.designmom.com, has got a set of step-by-step photo’s to show you exactly how to achieve these fluffy balls of cuteness!