While you are getting together Valentine’s Day ideas, do not forget to plan a gift for your child’s teacher. A thoughtful, homemade or store bought gift, will show your appreciation for all they do.
D-I-Y Teacher Vase
I would love to get one of these myself! They are so fun and colorful! This craft is so budget-friendly and will definitely put a smile on the recipient’s face!
In order to make this craft, you will need a container big enough to house the stems of a bouquet of flowers. You could use a can or jar that you have saved or an old vase you do not want anymore. Next, choose whether you want to use regular pencils or map colors. Then, you will need a large enough rubberband to fit around the pencils and container when assembled. If you have ribbon left over from a project, you will want to use this to wrap around the pencil vase and hide the rubberband. Lastly, you need a bouquet of flowers and a little bit of water to keep them alive.
For directions on how to make this craft, visit Happy Clippings.
Below are two examples of the D-I-Y Teacher Vase.
Hand Sanitizer Valentine’s Day Gift
When you are around hundreds of kids per day, the last thing you need to do is run out of hand sanitizer. With the flu going around, your child’s teacher will sure appreciate this gift!
You can buy a bottle of hand sanitizer at Target, Walmart, Dollar Tree, etc.
Why not personalize the bottle with the teacher’s name? You can purchase alphabet stickers in the scrapbook section at Hobby Lobby. Most of the time there is either a sale in that area or a 40% off coupon available.
***When trying to peel off the label, you can remove sticky residue by using products such as rubbing alcohol, olive oil, nail polish remover, etc. For more options on getting rid of that pesky sticker residue, visit Tipnut.
Hand Lotion Valentine’s Day Gift
Who does not use or love lotion? I am a big fan of several brands such as Burt’s Bees, Bath & Bodyworks, Aveeno, and Eucerin. This could be a great gift for your child’s teacher.
Simply trace your child’s hand on construction paper, card stock, or even scrapbook paper. You will then cut out the pair of hands and basically glue them onto the lotion container. Finally, add a message of appreciation.
Teacher’s Goodie Box Gift
This is my favorite gift because you can customize it to the teacher’s taste. These cute plastic, divided containers can be found at Hobby Lobby in the scrapbooking area. Just add a bit of color with some scrapbook paper and maybe some stickers.
I would recommend checking out the dollar area at Target to fill up one of these containers for your child’s teacher. There are plenty of goodies in that area that will be just perfect!
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