In celebrating teachers and caretakers alike, here are some thoughtful and creative ways to start the school year off right. These adorable gift ideas can be made with your child making the gift even more special to the recipient.
We’re In Good Hands Sanitizer
I made this ‘Welcome Back To School’ gift for my daughter’s teacher last year. It was so well received, I thought I’d repost again this year.
- Hand sanitizer with pump
- Construction or adhesive backed paper in two-three colors
- Glue or double stick tape
- Remove the label from the hand sanitizer (you may need to use an adhesive label remover, like Goo Gone, to do this)
- Cut out a flower or other design on two colors of paper. Attach the smaller design atop of the larger one
- Type a message (or have your child hand write it) like “Thanks to you, we’re in good hands”. Attach message to the top of the design
- Tie a ribbon around the top of the bottle underneath the pump
Shadow Box Crayon Letters
Found this idea on creative holiday gift ideas
I bought an 8x 10 shadow box… printed the first letter of the teacher’s last name really light in a plain font (I used Century Gothic) and the teacher’s name on the side or bottom using a font called Pea Heather’s Handwriting. I printed it on cardstock, cut crayons to size with a sharp paring knife and glued on with Elmer’s glue. Crayons leave little flakey bits of color, so be careful not to smear your ‘masterpiece.’ I printed a sample on paper to hold my crayons up to to size them and a cutting board for cutting the crayons on. The cardstock does warp a bit, but it isn’t noticeable in the shadow box.
Found on The Rachel Berry Blog
Well school starts for my kiddo’s tomorrow and we are excited. It just feels like fall for some reason and the smell of new pencils & school supplies are only adding to the kids excitement. These are the gifts that I made up for each of the kids teachers. I wish I could say that I came up with this idea, but thanks to the blogging world I got this idea & vinyl from this Etsy Store.
I wanted all 3 to be like the small glass jar (Mrs.Crayton’s) but living in this blessed little town I was only able to find 1 of these jars. So the other 2 are larger hurricane ones that I picked up at Wal-mart and had to fill them with 3 times the amount of pencils. It’s all good though these teachers are worth it. I do hope that they like them Well I must start dinner and make sure the kids have all their school stuff ready to go that yellow school bus will be here at 7:20 tomorrow morning. The clock is ticking!
Thanks a MINT
Found on Happy Home Fairy’s blog
Use a container of Altoids Mints with printed paper, waxed twine and a small note of thanks. What a simple way to thank a teacher!
Another way to do this cute idea is simply grab a clear gift baggie, fill it with some Starlite mints, and attach a cute tag that says, “You were mint to teach! Thank you in advance for a great year!”
Found on One Charming Party
To make: find a big jar and a glass cup that fits inside. Carefully slide plastic alphabet letters (the kind that are magnets that stick to the fridge) between the jar and the glass cup. Fill the inside cup with water and flowers. Enjoy!
Back to Learn S’More!
Courtesy of It Works For Bobbi blog
My kids are starting back to school this week, and I wanted a “sweet” way for my kids to express their excitement for getting back to school to their new teachers! I created these bag toppers which staple on to regular sandwich-size ziplock bags! Fill the bag with all of the “S’more” fixin’s, add the bag topper, and you’re ready for a sweet back-to-school gift for teachers, librarians, coaches, instructors, whomever!