This handprint notebook teacher gift was part of an End of the School Year Gift that I put together for my son to give his preschool teacher.
How to make the Handprint Notebook Teacher Gift with a Cute Saying:
The notebook is from the dollar store. I found an adorable teacher saying that you can print for free over at Balancing Home. My printer was acting goofy; it would normally print a solid black without the lines in it. Using Mod Podge, I glued it to the front cover with another coat on top to seal it. The writing is actually supposed to be white. I should have waited for the glue on the backside to dry before painting the top coat.
The saying reads:
A teacher takes a hand,
Opens a mind, &
Touches a heart.
Of course that meant we had to do a handprint on the back cover! Since the cover was glossy, I choose to use Enamel Paints (amazon affiliate link) to make my son's handprint. Regular acrylic paint would easily scratch. You can find this type of paint in the acrylic paint aisle. We also stuck a foam heart sticker in the center of the print to represent how a teacher touches a heart.
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