I am so conflicted as to what to do for Teacher’s Gifts! Should we go the safe route and do coffee cards? Maybe we should go with something store purchased… or would the teacher be delighted with something handmade by the child? We decided to go with a small gift that the kids would choose specifically for the teacher and then a little handmade ornament to go on the gift bag!
How cute did these little ornaments turn out?!
I want to keep them all for myself! And they were really quite easy for as adorable as they turned out!
Here is what you will need:
- 2″ X 3″ Wood Rectangle Pieces
- Pretty Scrapbook or Patterned Paper
- Solid Neutral Card Stock
- Acrylic Paint
- Corner Rounder Punch
- Liquid Glass
- Drill for Holes
- Glitter Glue in Red
- Spray Sealant
- First, cut 1.25″ X 2″ rectangles out of the solid card stock. Using the corner punch, round the edges and then let your kids draw something fun! My kids are still pretty young, so we stuck with these simple yet cute Rudolphs!
- While the kids were getting creative, my husband and I painted the wood rectangles.
- We also cut out 1.75″ X 2.75″ rectangles out of the patterned paper and then rounded the corners also.
- Using the Liquid Glass, we glued the patterned rectangle to the wood rectangle and then the tiny rectangle with the kid drawing to that. I got a wee bit fancy and spread a thin layer of the Liquid Glass on the surface of the patterned paper. Let dry completely! You don’t want fingerprints!
- Drill a hole in the top corners of the ornament.
- Give Rudolph a nose with the Glitter Glue. And in case you’re wondering, those little red lines coming from Rudolph’s head? Those are his arms. My little guy insisted that he would need arms “to do his job”. I just love how kids think!
- Spray with a sealant to protect the paper with the drawing. Let dry and then run ribbon through the holes and tie!
My kids were so proud of their gifts for their Teachers! They took time making their little drawing and writing their name just so! I can’t wait to see their faces beam when they give their gifts to their Teachers!