10 Handmade Teacher’s Day Card Ideas for Kids


It’s teacher’s day at school, and this is the time when kids want to do everything possible to make their teachers happy. Gifts, cards, flowers and many more ideas are popping into your head right now, but you wonder what is that one special thing that the teacher will love and keep.

You could just go to a gift shop and buy something very special for the teacher. But there is nothing as special as a custom card that is made by your child. This is something that the teacher will truly treasure, appreciate and will always keep.

So help your child with a fabulous card that is made all by herself, and you are sure to move her teacher to tears.

When your child is making the card, please be by her side as some of the ideas include things like glue which could turn out messy. Also, there are activities that require using a needle or a scissor. These activities also need to be supervised by an older person for safety concerns.

DIY Teacher’s Day Greetings Cards for Children

There are many creative ways in which your little child can make a special card for that special teacher who plays a huge role in her life. Here are some of them.

These happy teachers day greeting cards for kids can be made by one child, or it can even be a group effort as well.

1. Paint with Nature

This card takes a lot of time and precision. Hence, be there for the child as she makes the card. You are also sure to surprise the teacher by the effort your little one has put in.

What you will Require 


How to Make it 

  • Find things in the nature like leaves or flowers. Pick up the ones that are big and can be painted on.
  • Paint on them and use them as stamps on a chart paper folded like a card.
  • You can even use vegetables like lady’s fingers cut out into pieces, they make very pretty shapes that look very attractive.
  • Allow the card to dry.
  • Ask your child to write a short personal note for the teacher on the 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 baby.

What you will Require 

  • Needle
  • Embroidery Floss
  • Paint
  • Fabric
  • Sketch Pen


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 on.
  • You can sew a small pattern, or even write a small sentence. (Cross stitch patterns are quite easy for children to do)
  • Stick the fabric on the 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 the teacher will cherish for a lifetime.

3. Pressed Flower Cards

A nature-based card is so warm and personalized and will surely sway the teacher.

What you will Require 

  • Dry flowers
  • Glue
  • Chart paper
  • Sketch Pens


How to Make it 

  • This is quite easy but also very unique.
  • 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 onto 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 on 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 creative project 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


How to Make it 

  • Take paints of different vibrant colours on a disposable plate or palette
  • Take 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 the child to write a personal note to thank her teacher for what she is 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 project will require you to be around the child and help her as there is a lot of cutting to do

What you will Require 

  • Scissors
  • Colour paper
  • Chart paper
  • Glue
  • Sketch Pens


How to Make it 

  • 3D cards are so much fun to make, and your kids are going to love making them.
  • You can ask your child to make paper cut-outs of little pretty things on different colour paper. To personalize it, cutouts can be based on the teacher’s likes, or even the subject she is teaching.
  • Cutouts 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 things 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 personalize it as the teacher will have memories to reminisce every time she opens her card.
  • The teacher will also be impressed at the effort that went into it

6. Photo Cards

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

What you will Require 

  • Photographs
  • Paper
  • Glue
  • Small stickers
  • Sketch Pen


How to Make it 

  • This is quite simple to make, and it is a very special card idea.
  • All you need to do is get a good photograph, preferably on with your child and the teacher.
  • Fold the paper like a card.
  • Stick the picture on the folded paper, right in the centre.
  • Ask your child to decorate the card with paint and stickers.
  • Tell your child to make 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. Life size card

This is something that the teacher is going to love. Don’t be surprised if she sheds a tear. (Preferably for a group card)

What you will Require 

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

How to Make it 

  • Ask the children to put together two chart papers together 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.
  • Beneath the thumbprints ask each child to write a phrase or a sentence to thank their teacher for what they have done for them thus far.

8. Handprint Cards

Handprints are really personal and warm. Although it is quite common, it is something that teachers love, because they are reminded of how unique ever child is like their handprint.

What you will Require 

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


How to Make it 

  • This is really simple, and your child will love the process of making 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 their 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 way to make the teacher smile. Help your child with the material as it needs to be cut out really smoothly.

What you will Require 

  • Felt
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Paper


How to Make it 

  • Felt is such a fine material that you can customize it the way you want.
  • Cut out the felt material in shapes of your child’s desire.
  • You can make any shapes, the teachers name or just thank you.
  • 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 pieces that were cut out to 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 absolutely creative with this project. In fact, you can add as many sides to the card and let your child pour her heart to the teacher.

What you will Require 

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


How to Make it 

  • Zigzag cards are very creative and definitely unique.
  • All you have to do is take a strip of paper and divide it into 3 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.
  • Now you can add a lot of elements on the different sides of the card, like paint a picture on one side, you can write a short note in the next one, and you can add a cute photograph in the next.
  • You can even add thumbprints on one of the sides to personalize it.

Receiving teacher day cards from a child just feels 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 does she want to do for the teacher. You can keep giving her various ideas from what is mentioned above but let her come up with something herself as this will make her really proud and she will take ownership of what she makes.

In the process of making the DIY card, ask your child if she is grateful for her teacher and remind her of all the things that the teacher has done for her.

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