It was Teachers’ Day last Friday. I happened to chance upon some craft ideas on a friend’s blog http://www.mamawearpapashirt.com/2013/08/a-craft-and-a-poem-for-teachers-day/ and decided to try my hand at actually making a gift for my sons’ teachers!
Over the years, I’ve received all sorts of Teachers’ Day gifts myself and they can be quite interesting, but many are not practical. I know, I still appreciate the thought and love! My favourite are chocolates, flowers and red pens. Just saying. Oh and also cushions, I like using the cushions at my desk in school. So I thought we’ll try giving something that has the boys’ touch to it.
(Caleb later told me his teacher wouldn’t accept gifts if they bought any so we ended up only making it for Evan’s teachers.)
Here’s what we came up with:
1) To personalise the gift, add the child’s touch by getting him to paint something, anything. Abstract is good here.
2) And then you can add another layer of paper with some shapes or patterns cut out. On hindsight, we should have used a lighter shade of pink for this layer or any pastel colour but we didn’t have paper those colours.
3) Then you can add a message and your child’s photo. It’ll be best if you have your child’s photo taken with his teacher!
And voila! We tried sticking some flowers on the frame but they didn’t stay so Evan ended up giving the little flowers to all the other teachers and teacher assistants.
Happy Teachers’ Day!