An Easy Handmade Gift Idea for Teacher Appreciation Week

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Teacher Appreciation Week is in the first week of May.

If you’re looking for an easy handmade gift idea for your child’s teacher, well, you’re at the right place!

There are teachers and then there are those teachers who go above and beyond what is required of them in their classrooms.

I’m so thankful my children have been blessed with those teachers that go that extra mile to pour into their lives.

I know gifts can’t recompense what they’re sowing into my children’s lives,

but little handmade tokens of appreciation will remind them that we’re grateful for what they’re doing.

How to make a unique Teacher Appreciation gift with crayons

This is incredibly easy to make and can be done in under half an hour, using 5 things only.

Materials required:

3 packs of 16 crayons

A mason jar that’s a little bigger in height to the crayons

A colored ribbon of choice (7/8th inch)

A hot glue gun

A pair of scissors.


1. Hot glue ribbon around the mouth of the jar.

2. Now apply a dab of hot glue on a crayon

and stick it on the jar, vertically.

Do this till the jar is covered all the way around with crayons.

3. Now measure out enough ribbon to wrap around the jar plus 5 or so extra inches on either side. Cut the ribbon, wrap it around the middle of the jar once and tie a bow.

This would make a great pen/pencil holder, a vase for flowers or even a cute container to hold treats for the kids in class.

But wait!

Another super cool idea would be to gift your child’s teacher his/her very own unique gum holder.

Is there such a thing?

Well, now there is!

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To make your gum holder, you will need all the materials used for the pencil holder/vase/container above. (You won’t need as many crayons though. Just one pack of 16 will suffice.)

Instructions to make a unique Gum Holder for a teacher

1. Hot glue the ribbon around the gum pack, all the way around, right below the lid.

2. Arrange the crayons horizontally, as done in the photograph below.

Do this for both the front face and back.

Isn’t this such a great gift idea?

Homemade crayon gifts are always well received and look so pretty.

And when a gum holder is involved, then you push unique to a new level!

Give this sweet handmade gift on one day and this heartfelt handmade Love Book on another, and you’re sure to make Teacher Appreciation Week a special one for your child’s teacher.

Can you think of any other unique, homemade, Teacher Appreciation gift ideas?

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