Looking for a simple diy teacher thank you gift for Teacher Appreciation Day from a preschooler? Or perhaps a cute thank you gift for nursery or daycare teachers? This school supply handprint and footprint flower gift is easy to put together. For added cuteness, it says “Thank you for helping me grow!”
DIY Teacher Thank You Gift Using School Supplies
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- Construction Paper
- Glitter Glue
- Paper Clips
- Empty, clean jar
Peel the label off your empty jar and then wash it.
Have the child paint their hand in color of choice and make a handprint on a sheet of construction paper. Next, have them paint both their feet with green and make footprints next to the handprint. Help them if needed. I find it easiest to keep wipes on hand when painting feet. Set aside to dry.
Fill the empty jar about 1/3 of the way with magnets. Insert the ruler so that it is centered in the middle. Fill the rest of the jar with magnets. Take a piece of ribbon and tie it around the top of the jar. Cut it to the length you prefer it to be. I also cut the ends on a diagonal to make it look more decorative.
When the paint is dry, cut around the handprint and footprints. Using the glitter glue, write the words “Thank you for helping me grow!” across them so that each print has words on them. Set aside to dry.
After the words have dried, use a paper clip to secure the handprint to the top of the ruler. I chose to use paper clips that matched my son’s paint choices. It should now resemble a flower. Secure a footprint on each side of the bottom of the ruler also with paperclips. These make the leaves.
Your child now has a pretty gift to give their teacher! All of the parts are reusable since nothing has been glued together and perfect for use in a classroom.
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