7 Easy DIY Gift ideas for Teachers Day 2018

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A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops” – Henry Adams
We often remember that special teacher in our lives, one who believed in us and  helped us grow. The same will be true of our kids too, and as parents, we are grateful to our children’s teachers for caring for them while they’re away from home. So this Teacher’s Day is the perfect opportunity for you and your child to express your appreciation for that special teacher! And there’s no need to break the bank for it; a lovely handmade gift from your child will be exactly what warms her teacher’s heart!
It is said that a teacher takes a hand, opens a mind and touches a heart. Our educators need to be appreciated ever so often, because of their efforts to mould children into intelligent and responsible human beings. Teacher's Day is an apt occasion to show our appreciation to the torch-bearers of education. And there’s no better gift than a handmade one that reflects the love and gratefulness of the student.
Getting a gift from a shop may not convey the same message as a personalised gift made by your child with her own hands. The thoughtfulness of such gifts brings a special smile on the face of all teachers and they would love to cherish something like that.  
Do-It-Yourself (DIY) gift ideas for teachers that are fun and easy to make: -  

Every teacher loves to read. We rarely find them without a book in their hands. A handmade bookmark is a thing they would cherish and use.  
Materials required: a piece of thick paper, pattern paper, a small strip of lace, some bright coloured ribbon.
How to make:
Step 1- Cut a long piece of paper
Step 2- Back it up with a pattern paper or a colour paper
Step 3- Write the message in the centre
Step 4- Cut small strips of lace and decorate the base
Step 5- Punch a hole to add a ribbon
Step 6- Gift it to a bookworm teacher.
  1. Teacup planter

There are teachers who love nature or do a bit of gardening to relax after a tiring day’s work. Here is a lovely make at home teacup planter that will always remind her of you.
Materials required: An old teacup, a small cactus plant, some soil
How to make:
Step 1- Take an old teacup and fill it with planting soil
Step 2- Press down the centre of the cup to make a hole
Step 3- Place a cactus of your choice and cover it up on the top with more soil
Step 4- Add your favourite message
  1. Handmade card with candy

Giving a teacher a card is common on teacher's day but how about giving them some sweets as well? A card is important as it conveys the right message from student to teacher
Materials required: 1 cardstock, sketch pens, candy with green wrapper
How to Make:
Step 1- Fold a piece of cardstock in the centre to make it into a card
Step 2- Draw a flower of your choice and colour it
Step 3- Stick green wrapper candies to make them look like leaves
Step 4- Gift to a teacher who is very sweet
  1. Pencil stand

This is something that every teacher can use at their desks. It will add colour and character to their work space. A pencil stand will ensure that the teacher’s writing aids are kept neatly
Materials required: A tin can, black paint, colouring pencils, glue
How to Make:
Step 1- Take a used tin can and paint it black
Step 2- Grab a pack of colour pencils
Step 3- Stick each pencil one after the other on some tin vertically
Step 4- Cover the base and wrap it up with a ribbon
Step 5- Gift it to your favourite teacher
Students often have their favourite teachers whom we admire for various reasons. On their special day, it is a nice gesture to show them some love. Your child can make any of these useful and DIY gifts for her teachers, which will be cherished for a lifetime.   

5 Handmade badge

It is a pride to wear a badge of appreciation and honour. Give your teacher the joy of wearing one on this special day by making him one.
Materials required: 2 cardstock, glue, safety pin
How to make:
Step 1- Take a card stock and draw a circle.
Step 2- Cut out the circle and keep it aside
Step 3- Take another piece of cardstock in a different colour and repeat the same process but by drawing a smaller circle
Step 4- Stick the smaller circle on top of the bigger one
Step 5- Write your message and flip it over
Step 6- Use a cello tape to secure a safety pin at the back
Step 7- Gift it to a teacher you want to appreciate
Students often have their favourite teachers whom we admire for various reasons. On their special day, it is a nice gesture to show them some love. Your child can make any of these useful and DIY gifts for her teachers, which will be cherished for a lifetime.   

6. Year-round beauties

Getting super cool recycled flowers that last all summer!
These colorful DIY blooms will last much longer than the ordinary bouquet -- yet they're still just as pretty or for the lazy bums Get your egg carton floral string lights here

What you need:

* cardboard egg cartons or an alternative
* paint
* glue
* scissors
* paint brush
* canvas or cardstock

Step 1: If working with egg carton cut the “cups” – each cavity makes one cup. If working with any other cartoon, like cup holder, cut in the same manner.

Step 2: Cut the sides of each pieces, this being the first step into shaping your egg carton flowers.
Step 3: Also cut leaves, stems and a short straight strip from the flat top of the egg carton.

Step 4: Shape the sides, make them round. You will need three cups, one with smaller “petals” and two with larger ones for this project, so keep this in mind as you shape your petals.
Step 5: Roll the short straight strip into a spiral.

Step 6: Bring out your favorite floral colors and paint all the petals. Don’t forget to also paint the stem and leaves green.
Step 7: Glue the twirled circle into the center of the smaller, shorter flower piece
Step 8: Glue two egg carton cups one on top of the other.

Finally, glue the small part in the center of the two you previously glued together.

7. Rainbow bright

Yet another great way to rejuvenate old crayons, this project is super easy and inexpensive — you'll only need chopped up crayon pieces for melting, a recycled jar and a candle wick.

Step 1: Gather your materials. You will need many crayons of various colors, something to melt the crayons in , some popsicle sticks for stirring, a recycled jar and a candle wick.
Step 2.Start by setting your oven to 220-265 .
Step 3.Peel the paper off the crayons and break into small pieces.
Step 4. Melt.
Step 5.Put the wick in the jar and hold onto it as you pour the melted crayon into the jar.
Step 6.Let the wax set before adding the next color.
Step 7.Keep adding and letting the color set.
Step 8.Trim the wick when all colors are added and set.

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