After an immensely challenging school year, teachers deserve more appreciation than ever. This year’s Teacher Appreciation Week is now underway and continues through May 8. These six DIY crafts are unique and fun ways for your kids to show gratitude for their favorite hardworking teachers.
Not only is this pencil flower gift perfect for spring, it’s also functional! Teachers can still use these pencils after they’ve been transformed into a bouquet of flowers with this craft from About a Mom that just requires a box of pencils, colorful paper, a flower punch or scissors, glue, a hole punch and green ribbon.
Rubber Band Ball
This rubber band ball craft idea from Tried and True is simple and useful. Either buy or make your own rubber band ball, wrap it in cellophane, tie it in twine and print or make a label that says “I had a ball this year!”
Crayon Flower Pot
All you need is a box of crayons, a hot glue gun and a flower pot to attach the crayons to for this colorful Made with Happy craft. Flower is optional, but always appreciated.
Personalized Tote Bag
Teachers always need tote bags. Craftaholics Anonymous shows how you can personalize one with fabric paint, markers and freezer paper. Stick some goodies inside to express even more gratitude.
Gift Card Holder
If you decide to buy a gift card for your kid’s teacher, have them make it extra special by creating a personalized holder with this craft idea also from Craftaholics Anonymous. All you need is an empty mints box, scissors, paper and glue.
Thank You Sign Coloring Page
If your kids are still learning remotely, this printable thank you sign coloring page from Skip to my Lou is a simple and heartfelt way for them to celebrate their teacher from afar. They can decorate the page with their own flair and hold it up to their camera at the beginning of class.
This story was first published on our sister website, MetroKids.