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6 Terrific Teacher Gifts Kids Can Create on Their Own

Big Kid Jeanne Sager Jun 4, 2014

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It always happens. The holidays or the end of the school year sneaks up on us, and all of a sudden, we're crunched for time to find some way to thank the teacher who has poured a whole lot of love and knowledge into our kids. This is the year that we will not be rushed! Desperate for some ideas for that teacher gift? Help is on the way! We found some DIY crafts that are perfect for the kids to take on, all by themselves! 

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Good teachers are worth their weight in gold. And when it comes time for the holidays or the end of the year, we want to make sure they know that they are appreciated (especially if our kids loved them!). Teachers love gifts that show the children in their classroom really appreciate them, and these crafty ideas from some of the craftiest bloggers on the web are all designed with kids in mind -- yep, kids can actually make every single one! So why not sit the kiddos down and start to plan the teachers' gifts now? It's going to be time to give those presents sooner than one would think! 

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1Paper Plate Cookie Basket

Don't want to overwhelm the teacher with some knickknack that will gather dust? Bake her some cookies, then set the kids to work making this cute little cookie basket from It's Always Autumn. All it takes is a paper plate and some tape!

2Thank You Jar

Fill a jar with Reese's Pieces and have the kids attach one of these free printables from Unexpected Elegance for a sweet treat to start the summer! Bonus: have the kids count how many candies fit in the jar to keep their math skills in check.

3Pencil Vase

Get out the leftover school supplies and make a pencil vase! Amanda's Parties to Go has all the tricks to make this craft a snap.

Image via Kat Bouska

4Marker Mugs

You've probably seen these floating around Pinterest and wondered: does it really work? The Stir's own crafty blogger Kat Bouska has figured out the secret to make these marker mugs ... and they're perfect for a teacher who needs some serious caffeine in the morning before facing a classroom full of kids!

Image via Lisa Storms

5Thank You for Quenching My Thirst for Knowledge

Send her off on summer vacation with a cup she can use, plus a sweet treat stuck inside. Even the smallest kids can stuff the cup, and Lisa Storms offers a free printable on her site for kiddos to stick on the straw!


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