15 Handmade Teacher’s Day Card Ideas for Kids

15 Handmade Teacher's Day Card Ideas for Kids

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It’s Teacher’s day, and this is the time when kids want to do everything possible to make their teachers happy. Gifts, cards, flowers and many more ideas may be running though yours and your child’s heads right now, but you wonder what that one particular thing is that the teacher will love and keep.

You could just go to a gift shop and buy something extraordinary for the teacher. But there is nothing as special as a custom card that is crafted by your child. This is something that a teacher will genuinely treasure, appreciate, and will always keep. So, encourage your child to make a customised card which is sure to move her teacher to tears.

When your child is making the card, sit by her side as some of the ideas include things like glue which could turn out to be messy or require using a needle or a scissor. Plus, this could be a fun bonding experience for you and your little one.

Handmade Teacher’s Day Greeting Card Ideas for Children

There are many creative ways in which your little child can make a Teacher’s Day card for that special mentor who plays a massive role in her life. These Teacher’s Day greeting cards for kids can be made by one child, or it can be a group effort as well.

1. Paint With Nature

This card takes some time and precision, but the end result is absolutely beautiful. You are sure to surprise the teacher by the effort your little one has put in.

What You Will Require 

Paint With Nature

How to Make It 

  • Find natural materials like leaves or flowers. Pick the ones that are big and can be painted on.
  • Ask your child to paint on them and use them as stamps on a chart paper, folded like a card.
  • You can even use vegetables like ladies’ fingers cut out into pieces. They make beautiful shapes that look very attractive.
  • Allow the card to dry.
  • Ask your child to write a short personal note for the teacher inside.

2. Needle and Thread

This is an activity that will need effort and a lot of patience. One thing is for sure, the teacher is going to be taken aback by the effort put in by your little one.

What You Will Require 

  • Needle
  • Embroidery floss
  • Paint
  • Fabric
  • Sketch pen

Needle And Thread

How to Make It 

  • Take a piece of fabric, preferably embroidery fabric like Aida cloth, as it will be easier for the child to work with.
  • You can sew a small pattern (cross stitch patterns are quite easy for children to do).
  • Stick the fabric on a piece of paper that is folded into a chart paper.
  • Ask the child to write a small note inside, expressing her gratitude towards the teacher. This is an effort that her teacher will cherish for a lifetime.

3. Pressed Flower Cards

A nature-based card is warm and personalised and an easy handmade card for Teacher’s Day. It will surely sway the teacher.

What You Will Require 

  • Flowers
  • Glue
  • Chart paper
  • Sketch pens

Pressed Flower Cards

How to Make It 

  • Collect pretty flowers from your backyard, or anywhere you find them.
  • You will need to press flowers by keeping them in a book for a few days or months.
  • The longer you keep them in the book, the better it is.
  • To start, fold the paper like a card.
  • Stick the pressed flowers on the card.
  • You can use a little glue to stick it on the paper.
  • You can add a simple note on the inside of the card.
  • To make the flowers more relevant, your child can write something about how unique the teacher is, like the flower.
  • This is something that needs to be done with a lot of care, as the flowers can tear and the child might get a little messy with the glue.

4. Cookie Cutter Cards

Sometimes all you need to be creative is the things that lie around you. This is yet another handmade Teacher’s Day that is sure to win the teacher’s heart.

What You Will Require 

  • Cookie cutters of different shapes
  • Paint
  • Disposable plate or tray
  • Chart paper
  • Sketch Pen

Cookie Cutter Cards

How to Make It 

  • Take paints of different vibrant colours on a disposable plate or palette.
  • Take the chart paper and fold it like a card.
  • Dip the cookie cutter in the paint smoothly so that it doesn’t drip too much.
  • Now, press the cookie cutter on the chart paper so that there are pretty shapes on the card.
  • Allow the card to dry for a while.
  • Encourage your child to write a personal note to thank her teacher for the role she plays in her life.

5. 3D Cards

3D cards are creative and fun too. The teacher will be happy to see how far your child has gone to make her happy. This fun DIY Teacher’s Day card will require you to be around the child and help her as there is a lot of cutting involved.

What You Will Require 

  • Scissors
  • Colour paper
  • Chart paper
  • Glue
  • Sketch pens

3D Cards

How to Make It 

  • You can ask your child to make paper cut-outs of pretty little things on coloured paper. To personalise it, cut-outs can be based on the teacher’s likes, or even the subject she is teaching like Maths or History.
  • The cut-outs need to be stuck on one end of a small strip of chart paper
  • Next, stick the other end of the card.
  • This can be inside the card so that when the teacher opens the card, she is in for a pleasant surprise!
  • You can make various 3D items like flowers or ribbons from one side to the other side of the card etc.
  • This can be simple with very fewer words as well.
  • Ask your child to personalise it as the teacher will have memories to cherish every time she opens her card. The teacher will also be impressed by the effort that went into it.

6. Photo Cards

Nothing replaces the memories captured in a photograph. This homemade card for teacher will be so unique and special for both the teacher and your little child.

What You Will Require 

  • Photographs
  • Paper
  • Glue
  • Small stickers
  • Sketch pen

Photo Cards

How to Make It 

  • All you need to do is get a good photograph, preferably one with your child and the teacher.
  • Fold the paper like a card.
  • Stick the picture onto the folded paper, right in the centre.
  • Ask your child to decorate the card with paint and stickers.
  • Tell your child to write a thank-you note with a few happy memories which will make the teacher giggle.
  • Photographs are always special and carry a lot of memories.

7. Lifesize card

This handmade easy Teacher’s Day card is something that the teacher is going to love. Don’t be surprised if she sheds a tear.

What You Will Require 

  • Chart paper
  • Sketch pens or markers
  • Paint
  • Palette
  • Glue

Lifesize card

How to Make It 

  • Ask a group of children to put together two chart papers using tape or glue.
  • It has to be stuck together in such a way that it opens into a card.
  • Now they can be as creative as they want, by painting on it and sticking photographs.
  • Children can take a layer of paint on their thumb and press it on one side of the card.
  • Ask each child to write a phrase or sentence below the thumbprints, thanking her teacher for all they have done for her.

8. Hand-print Cards

Handprints are really personal and warm. Although it is quite common, it is something that teachers love because it reminds them of how unique every child is, just like their handprint.

What You Will Require 

  • Chart paper
  • Sketch pens or markers
  • Paint
  • Tray
  • Glue

Hand-print Cards

How to Make It 

  • All you need is a tray/ bowl of paint and a piece of chart paper folded like a card.
  • You can stick to a single colour of paint, or you can even have multiple colours.
  • Ask your child to dip her palm in the paint.
  • Let the paint spread evenly on the palm.
  • Next, they have to press the paint on one side of the paper.
  • Beneath the handprint, you can ask your little one to write her name as well.
  • She can add a special thank-you note on the inside.
  • This is something that the teacher will treasure for a long time.

9. Felt Cards

This is yet another super creative Teacher’s Day card made by kids smile. Help your child with the material as it needs to be cut out really smoothly.

What You Will Require 

  • Felt
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Paper

Felt Cards

How to Make It 

  • Felt is such a fine material that you can customise it the way you want.
  • Cut out the felt in all your child’s favourite shapes.
  • Some shapes to cut out are flowers, hearts, ribbons etc.
  • Now, take the piece of chart paper and fold it like a card.
  • Stick the shapes that were cut out, onto the card neatly.
  • Inside the card, ask your child to write a short, sweet thank-you note.
  • If you are using a lot of felt cutting, make sure that the thank-you note is short and sweet.

10. Zig-Zag Cards

Zig-Zag cards are so unique and also child-like. It can even look like a cute booklet if you add more sides to it. Your child can be creative with this project. You can add as many sides to the card as you’d like, and let your child pour her heart out to the teacher.

What You Will Require 

  • Paper
  • Scissor
  • Scale
  • Pencil
  • Sketch pen/ pen
  • Paint

Zig-Zag Cards

How to Make It 

  • All you have to do is take a strip of paper and divide it into three sections by drawing a thin line.
  • Fold the paper on these lines alternately to make the zig-zag (z shape). You can add more sides to it as well.
  • You can now add several elements on each side of the card. For example, you can paint a picture on one side, write a short note on the next side and add a cute photo in the next.
  • You can even add thumbprints on one of the sides to personalise it.

11. Fruit Cards

Fruit cards can be as simple or complicated as your little one wants to make them, depending on the time and materials available. These are super cute and easy to make, especially for younger kids.

What You Will Require 

  • Paper
  • Paints
  • Scissors
  • Sketch pen

Fruit Cards

How to Make It 

  • Take a sheet of paper and draw your child’s favourite fruits on them.
  • Give her the paints and let her paint each of the fruits.
  • Alternatively, fold a sheet of paper in half and then cut it in the shape of your child’s favourite fruit.
  • Your little one can then paint the card.
  • At the end, ask her to write a cute message for her teacher.

12. Cookie/ Chocolate Tin Wrap

This is a good mix between a card and a gift, as your child’s teacher will definitely enjoy the sweet delights in the tin, as well as the card to make her feel loved.

What You Will Require 

  • Tin or box
  • Cookies or chocolates
  • Ribbon
  • Scissors
  • Paper
  • Paints
  • Sketch pen

Cookie/ Chocolate Tin Wrap

How to Make It 

  • Place the cookies or chocolates neatly in the tin or box.
  • Cut the paper into the required size.
  • Ask your child to paint the card.
  • With a sketch pen, ask your child to write some heartfelt lines for her teacher.
  • She can also draw some cute hearts and designs.

13. Personalised ‘Thank You’ Notepad

Instead of a regular card, your child can create a cute personalised notepad. This is something that her teacher can proudly use daily.

What You Will Require 

  • Blank notepad
  • Sketch pens
  • Ribbon
  • Chart paper
  • Glue
  • Scissors

Personalised 'Thank You' Notepad

How to Make It 

  • Cut the chart paper to match the cover of the notepad.
  • Stick it on the notepad using glue and let it dry.
  • Ask your child to write a cute note or message on the chart paper and even draw something.
  • Make a bow out of the ribbon and stick it to the notepad. You can also tie the ribbon around the notepad.

14. Gratitude Scroll

This is a creative take on a traditional card, and something your child’s teacher can hang on her wall or at her desk.

What You Will Require 

  • Any scroll or felt material
  • Markers
  • Scissors
  • Rope
  • Glue
  • Ribbon

Gratitude Scroll

How to Make It 

  • Cut the material in the shape of a scroll.
  • Ask your child to write a cute wish or gratitude note for the teacher using the markers.
  • She can even make a list of things she likes about her teacher.
  • Stick the ribbon around the edges of the scroll to create a border. The ribbon can also be cut and stuck on any empty areas in the scroll.
  • Finally, stick the ends of the rope at the top edges behind the scroll, so it can be hung.

15. Banner Card

This card is cute, unique and easy to make. Your child’s teacher will definitely be super happy receiving this one.

What You Will Require 

  • Blank card material or thick paper
  • Sketch pens
  • Thin, craft paper
  • Rope
  • Glue
  • Scissors

 

Banner card

Source: Pinterest

How to Make It 

  • Fold the card material in half.
  • Cut the craft paper into small rectangles. Fold them in half to create a triangle shape, but do not cut them.
  • Your child can place the folded rectangles on the rope and use glue at the ends to stick them. Help your child with this step.
  • Ask your child to write a note inside the card.
  • Finally, stick the ends of the rope on the front cover of the card.

Receiving Teachers Day cards from a child feel very special. So make sure to help your child, as she works on her creative project for the person who is moulding her life. Ask your child what she wants to do for the teacher. You can keep giving her various ideas from what is mentioned above, but also let her come up with something herself and put a personal touch to them. as this will make her proud and she will take ownership of what she makes.

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