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Children have their own way of expressing affection towards people who are close to them. After parents, children are closest to their teachers. And, why not? They spend most of their learning years with the teachers. Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, a renowned academician and the second president of independent India believed that teachers should be the best minds in the country. Thus, since 1962, we celebrate his birthday i.e 5th September as Teacher’s day in India. However, we also celebrate 4th May as National Teacher Day to recognise and appreciate the efforts of teachers towards the overall development of children.
If your child is expressing his desire to create something unique for his favourite teacher, we have some interesting National Teacher Day art and craft ideas he can use. As a parent, you can help him create these beautiful gifts for his teachers and have loads of fun while doing so!
Easy Craft Items for National Teacher Day That Children Can Make
Below mentioned are some unique and adorable art and craft ideas for National Teacher Day.
1. A Handmade Card With Little Hearts for National Teacher Day
A sweet and cute handmade card says it all!
- Cut out the white coloured chart paper into a card size which can easily slip into the envelope.
- Ask your kid to use the crayons and draw some flowers on the edges of the card and use the glitter pen to write a warm message in the centre. The message can be ‘The Best Teacher ever!’, ‘Thank you for being the most wonderful teacher!’ or simply ‘Happy National Teacher Day!’.
- Next, decorate the envelope, for this, you need to cut out two heart shapes from the red chart paper, one bigger and the other smaller.
- Put the card inside the envelope and once it is done, let your kid paste the heart on the opening of the envelope. Paste the hearts in an overlapping manner to create a 3D effect, and you’re done!
2. Pencil Flower Vase
This is a unique yet easy idea for a gift.
- A tall glass or cylindrical jar
- Gum or hot glue (to be handled by the parent)
- Pack of coloured pencils
- Flowers for decoration
- Using the hot glue, stick the coloured pencils all around the jar, such that they encase it.
- Now, tie the vase with the ribbon to make a bow.
- Your pencil vase is now ready!
- Neatly decorate with beautifully arranged flowers.
3. Pencil Tree Image With Colourful Stamps
Trees provide us with shade, oxygen, fruits, etc. They also teach us the way of life, just like teachers, who are always there to help children. Our next idea is based on this theme!
- White coloured chart paper
- Different stamps
- Photographs of your kid and her classmates
- Glitter pen
- Cut out a tree trunk from the chart paper. To make it funky, we have given it a pencil shape at the bottom and many twigs on the top.
- Let your kid colour the trunk in brown to make it look like a tree trunk, and you can add some shades in the trunk to make it look realistic. The bottom tip can be coloured in any colour to make it look like a pencil.
- Next, paste this trunk on the base as shown in the image. You can paste it slightly tilted to give it a trendy feel.
- Next, glue the stamps in a manner to form the crown of the tree.
- Once the stamps are dry, glue the tiny photographs on these stamps.
- To finish it, your kid can write a message for the teacher besides the tip of the pencil trunk.
4. Crayon Frame
A lovely way to keep memories is a photo frame. This idea makes for a perfect gift to bring back memories!
- 2 crayon boxes
- Hot glue (to be handled by the parent)
- Wooden photo frame
- Craft paper
- Carefully apply hot glue to each crayon.
- Firmly stick each crayon to the wooden photo frame. Keep pressing till the glue has cooled and is holding the crayons in place.
- When you reach the end of the frame, you can cut the crayons to fit the frame accordingly.
- You can now stick the craft paper in the centre with a personalised message for the teacher!
5. Autumn Flowers Bouquet
Flowers are the best gifts to express love, respect, friendship and togetherness. Your teacher will love them!
- A small to medium-sized tin or bucket-shaped can, here we are using a can with a tiny handle.
- Autumn flowers or any blooming seasonal flowers
- A blank card
- Decorative pebbles (optional)
- Clean the can thoroughly so that it looks shiny and clean from the outside.
- Let your kid write a warm message for her teacher on the card.
- Next, put the decorative pebbles in the can and arrange the flowers and pencils neatly in between the pebbles. You may avoid the pebbles if you have enough flowers to fill the can.
- Finally, settle the thank you card in between, and your gift is ready.
6. Colourful Bouquet With Paper Flowers
If you can’t get natural flowers, you can always create a colourful paper flower bouquet for the teacher.
- Different coloured chart paper – Red, yellow, green, pink, lavender, etc.
- Satin ribbon
- Stencil cutters (optional)
- Take the green chart paper and cut it to get a 12×12 inch square. Fold it neatly like a fan such that when you hold it from the bottom and open the top portion, it opens like a fan.
- Tie the ribbon at the bottom of the fan-folded paper into a cute knot. Your base for the bouquet is now ready.
- Start cutting tiny flowers from coloured chart papers. You may use a stencil paper cutter or just cut it with scissors.
- Once you have many flowers, start pasting them on the bouquet. You may also stick tiny stone stickers on the flowers for an added effect. And your paper flowers bouquet is ready!
7. Felt Gift Pouch
This simple gift will be absolutely loved by the teacher as it will make it very convenient for her to keep her stationery and gifts in place!
- Gifts like chocolates, pencils, etc.
- Cut out the felt and make a long rectangle.
- Apply glue to both the long sides and fold the felt in half.
- Keep it pressed and leave it to dry.
- You will be left with a pouch with an open end.
- You can even cut out shapes from the felt, like flowers, stars, etc. and stick them on the pouch.
- You can now fill this bag with the goodies.
8. Dried Flowers Bookmark
Bookmarks are useful gifts for teachers. Help your child make this lovely bookmark with dried flowers.
- A thick craft paper
- Dried flower petals and leaves
- Woollen thread
- Cut out a craft paper; it should be 6 inches long and approximately 1.5 inches wide.
- Pierce a tiny hole on the top to pass a woollen thread through the hole and tie a firm knot on top, as shown in the image.
- Let your child glue the flower petals and leaves in a neat pattern on the bookmark. Let it dry, and the bookmark is ready to slip into the pages of the book.
9. Summer Flowers on Ice Cream Sticks
A cute handmade gift for your favourite teacher will definitely make her feel special.
- Ice cream sticks – 9
- Different coloured craft papers
- Woollen thread
- Faux pearls – 2
- Stick the ice cream sticks in a neat equidistant manner as shown in the image. Cut a tiny snippet of ribbon and stick it on the back of the ice cream stick trail as shown in the image, so that you can hang it on a nail in the wall.
- Cut out flowers in different colours and sizes from the craft papers. Next, cut out a vase from purple chart paper and leaves from the green chart paper.
- Now ask your kid to glue the vase onto the ice cream stick trails and then affix the large size leaves and flowers, one over the other, as shown in the image.
- Pierce the small-sized flower from the centre. Cut out a small length of woollen thread and tie a knot at the end. Insert a faux pearl and then insert the small-sized flower and again tie a knot. Repeat the process on the other end of the thread. Finally, tie it on to the stick trail as shown in the image.
- This, along with a warm teacher’s day message, will serve as a lovely gift to the teachers!
Also Read: Best Teacher’s Day Activities for Kids
10. Rainbow Hearts Greeting Card
This beautiful rainbow hearts greeting card is a perfect teacher’s day gift.
- Paper card base
- Craft papers in rainbow colours
- Colour Pens
- A small envelope
- Cut out 7 heart shapes in equal size from the craft papers.
- Glue the tiny envelope on the left side at the bottom of the base card and write a message on it.
- Next glue the hearts one over the other as shown in the image.
- It will form a beautiful bright coloured trail. And your rainbow hearts and wishes are ready!
11. Recycled Tin Pencil Holder
Teachers will love this classic recycled tin pencil holder.
- One or two tins
- Decorative fabric
- Burlap thread
- Bright coloured satin thread
- Fabric Glue
- Clean the tin inside out and let it dry.
- Cut out the decorative fabric in the correct measurement of the tin and paste it around the tin with the help of fabric glue.
- Next, cut out the lace in the measurement of the circumference of the tin, you may go for two layers or single-layered lace decoration, and glue it on the fabric.
- Tie the satin thread around the lace in a neat knot. You may use rhinestone stickers or other decorative stickers to make it look more beautiful.
12. Pipe Cleaner Pencil Topper
These adorable pencil toppers are a great option to spruce up the teacher’s stationery!
- Pipe cleaners of different colours
- Wrap one colour of the pipe cleaner around the top 3 inches of the pencil.
- Now cut the rest of the coloured pipe cleaners into the desired lengths and shapes of your choice.
- Using glue, stick this shape on on side of the previously wrapped pipe cleaner.
- You can play around with different shapes, to create a set of pencil toppers!
13. Funky Car With a Message for the Teacher
Knowledge is the vehicle that changes everyone’s lives, and teachers provide us with knowledge. This funky car with a message is a perfect gift for teachers!
- Toilet roll cardboard tube
- 4 bottle caps
- 2 toothpicks
- Hot glue (parents need to help kids with this)
- Coloured chart paper
- Sketch pens or colour pencils
- Take the toilet paper cardboard roll and mark its width on the coloured chart paper.
- Cut a strip long enough and glue it on the cardboard tube.
- Use your colour pencils or sketch pens to decorate the tube.
- Then, take the bottle caps and pierce a hole in the centre of each cap. You may need your parent’s help here.
- Leave about 2 cms space from each end of the cardboard tube and stick the toothpicks in it.
- Then, fit the bottle caps on each side of the toothpicks, and glue them with some hot glue (parents may need to help here). Set it aside to dry.
- Cut another strip of the chart paper and write a beautiful message for the teacher. Folt it and on one side glue a small piece of ribbon.
- Then insert it carefully inside the tube, leaving the ribbon dangling outside so the teacher can pull the note out.
14. DIY Tic-Tac-Toe Gift for Your Teacher
Just like kids, teachers can also have some fun! This tic-tac-toe is a great gift for National Teacher Day!
- A shoebox lid or the lid of any cardboard box
- Medium-sized black and white-coloured pebbles (5 each; you can paint the pebbles too if you have only one-coloured pebbles)
- A marker
- A white chart paper
- Poster colours
- A pair of scissors
- A pencil
- Take the pebbles and decorate them with poster colours. Paint them such that you have two different sets of pebbles.
- If you have decently sized pebbles, write small messages for your teacher on the flat portion of the pebbles using a marker pen. Set them aside to dry.
- Take the white chart paper and place it inside the shoebox lid. With a pencil, mark all the edges and cut the chart paper.
- Using a scale and a pencil, draw two vertical and two horizontal lines, equidistant from each other on the same chart paper. Do this such that you have nine smaller squares/rectangles (like the tic-tac-toe board).
- Now, with the marker, write adjectives or messages inside each square/rectangle for your teacher.
- Glue the chart paper inside the box lid. Keep it aside to dry.
- Once it is dry, arrange the pebbles on top of the messages to conceal them until your teacher picks them up and reads them.
15. Coloured Pasta Bouquet
This stunning pasta bouquet is another way your child can express how much the teacher means to him.
- Farfalle pasta
- White chart paper
- Coloured pencils of sketch pens
- Take the farfalle pasta and paint them with watercolours. Keep them aside to dry.
- Cut a 16×8 inch rectangle and fold it in half. You have an 8×8 inch card now.
- With a pencil, draw a conical basket in the bottom half of the top of the card.
- Inside the card, write a beautiful message for the teacher.
- Then, with your coloured pencils or sketch pens, colour the conical basket, and draw stems and leaves projecting out from the basket.
- Once the pasta has dried, glue them carefully on the card above the conical basket, and the stems and leaves. Refer to the image given below.
You and your kids are going to have a lot of fun trying these crazy DIY crafts for National Teacher Day. These projects will enhance the creative side of your kid and will make him understand the importance of teachers. So what are you waiting for? Go ahead and give it a shot.