Blessed Teachers’ Day 2014. The kids woke excitedly this morning, eager to get to school for the celebrations. They did spend some time after dinner on these lil gifts. I really appreciate the teachers that we have been blessed with. Both kids have grown in their own way and at their own pace. And it really is with the help of their teachers at school. I do hope that the teachers get a good break and enjoy the day honouring them and the work they do.
For this year, I toyed with baking cupcakes or rainbow jello but eventually settled on something the kids could get crafty with. K was the dutiful student, reporting that that her teacher told them “no gifts, don’t waste money!”, as I thumbed through supplies and what nots in the shops. Coupled with the massive headache that has been plaguing me, we made paper flowers, and a card cum bookmark.
And here’s what we came up with.
Materials used :-
- cupcake liners
- washi tape
- green bento leaves (whatever you call it, from Daiso because I had them and I was on a time crunch)
- satay sticks
- gift tags
- print poster (sized down to a 4×6 print)
- baker’s twine (or ribbons)
The flowers are adapted from this tutorial by Skip To My Lou. I wasn’t quite sure how the teachers would fancy lollipops (and we didn’t have any at home). So I hacked it with a satay stick wrapped with green washi and taped some stamen in the middle for the flower centre. If you are making for Valentine’s or kids, chupachups or ferrero rochers would do nicely. Best served in a huge bunch. Heh.
Gifttag printable from Happy Money Saver, resized and laid to print many at a go. Kids wrote their names at the back. Tied them with some Valentine Divine Twine baker’s twine (just because, a normal ribbon will do!)
And the classroom print! It’s from Eighteen25 that I resized down to a 4×6 (crop, adjust, frame blahblah) because I wanted it as a bookmark sorta thing but could not go lower than that because… the kids did a questionnaire on the reverse! And at this age, their handwriting is still humongous. It’s styled similar to the Father’s Day edition and because everyone had so much fun, I thought we’d do it again. The questions and header are from Busy Kids Happy Mom (I changed the font). Kids wrote, and we laminated it with the self seal no heat laminates from Daiso. And that’s that.
Wasn’t too difficult really! Plus it keeps the kids entertained. Win-win.