For Teacher Appreciation and an End of The School Year teacher gift we made a fun fingerprint plate keepsake. I helped my son make a thumbprint bee and fingerprint flowers. He likes primary colors the best, but it would definitely look more Spring/Summer-y if he had chosen pastel colors. I wrote the year, his name, and “Thank You for Bee-ing My Teacher!” It was part of a basket full of teacher goodies which I posted about on our craft blog.
How to make the “Thank You for Bee-ing My Teacher” Fingerprint Plate
The tiny plate is part of a set of 4 from Dollar Tree making this an inexpensive gift for those who are looking for something that doesn’t cost a lot to make. I used Enamel Paints (affiliate link) that I already had on hand. You can find them in craft sections and craft stores by the regular acrylic paints. I have had the same 5 bottles for years already with the exception of running out of the white. When I need a color like purple or pink, I just mix the paints together. You just use them like regular paints and just let the project air dry or you can place it in the oven (directions on back of bottle).
*** Just a reminder *** that these types of paints will permanently stay on whatever surface it touches (it washes off of hands and feet easily) so please make sure your work area is completely covered and have the child wear a smock or clothes that you don’t mind if paint gets on accidentally.
We also made a pretty Handprint Notebook with a cute Teacher Saying. Have you made any hand-y Teacher Gifts in the past? We would love for you to share in the comments section.