Teacher Appreciation Day is upon us, and if you are looking for a last minute gift for your child to make for his or her teacher, check out this simple craft. You can use items you have around the house, but most of these can be found at your local dollar store! It’s so simple that even younger children can help make it, and you can bespoke it with a message for the teacher.
- Plastic or clay pot about 4 inches tall
- Tissue Paper in red, yellow and white
- Small yellow pom poms
- White spray paint
- Red and Blue permanent marker
- Small blue ribbon
- Small red ribbon
- Piece of white heavyweight paper
- White and blue paper straw
- Glue Gun
- Strong Craft glue (E600 glue)
- Flower foam
Use the spray paint to cover the pot in at least two coats of white paint. Follow the instructions on the paint can. Let the paint fully dry.
Use the strong craft glue to decorate the outer top edge of the pot with the small, yellow pom poms. Let dry.
Cut 2 circles from the heavyweight that are 2 inches across. Set one of them aside. Cut a long strip of yellow tissue paper that is 2 ½” wide. Use the glue gun to secure the tissue paper to one of the circles as you bunch up the paper to make a rosette (as shown). Make a red rosette attached to the top of the yellow one that is made from paper 1 ¾” wide.
Use the permanent markers to write “You’re an A+ Teacher” on the paper circle.
Glue the circle to the center of the rosette. Glue the rosette to one end of the paper straw.
Cut 2 pieces of blue ribbon that are about 4 inches long. Fold these in half and glue the ends to the straw so that they look like leaves.
Cut a piece of flower foam that fits snugly down into the pot. Then, push the straw flower down into the center of the floral foam.
Use the glue gun to secure a strip of red ribbon around the center of the pot. Cut a strip of white tissue paper that is about 5 inches wide. Push it down into the top of the pot to cover the floral foam. Rotate it around the inside of the pot so that it is fully covered (as shown).
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