Teacher appreciation ideas: Fun crafts for kids

TBH it’s hard to put into words how much we really, really, really appreciate the amazing teachers who spend all day inspiring our children. National Teacher Appreciation Day is observed the first Tuesday of the first full week in May. The entire first full week of May is known as Teacher Appreciation Week. To celebrate, we found teacher appreciation ideas that are a mix of fun, useful, and heartfelt. These crafty gifts are inexpensive and easy to make with a little help from the kids. They are also more than appropriate as end-of-the-year teacher gifts or “just because” teacher gifts throughout the year.

Our favorite teacher appreciation ideas:

Teacher appreciation idea: mini macramé hanger with DIY pinch pot and air plant

Teacher Appreciation Gift No. 1: Macramé Plant Hanger

A mini macramé plant hanger is an easy, cool way to display cute little things, like our DIY pinch pots. And you can drop in a tiny, nearly maintenance-free air plant to complete the adorableness.

Teacher appreciation ideas: Felt gift card holders

Teacher Appreciation Gift No. 2: DIY Felt Gift Card Holder

Ten out of ten teachers agree: Gift cards rock. And it’s easy to make one for spa treatments, coffee, or school supplies more personal with a handmade felt holder. Our how-to instructions include two templates and a bunch of ideas for designs. Maybe try something in school colors?

Teacher appreciation ideas: Hand-stamped tea towel used to wrap a present

Teacher Appreciation Gift No. 3: Decorated Tea Towel Gift Wrap

Tea towels aren’t just for cleaning up messes. Decorated with sponges or rubber stamps and some acrylic paint, they’re great for giving—tied up with twine as a set—or for wrapping other gifts. Best of all, they are fun crafts for kids. Even the littlest students can help make them pretty.

Teacher appreciation ideas: "For a great teacher" DIY zine

Teacher Appreciation Gift No. 4: Personalized DIY “Great Teacher” Zine

Hallmart Artist Amber G. designed a miniature zine with spaces for kids to say what they love about their favorite teachers. Just print, trim, fold, and fill it out. Teachers love handwritten messages from their students, and this hits all the right notes.

Find more ideas for thanking a special teacher at Hallmark.com. And share your ideas with us on Facebook or tag us on Instagram @think.make.share.

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