I hesitated a bit about whether to document our teachers’ day gifts this year, since they didn’t quite turn out as I had imagined them to! But ah well, it’s not about having a Pinterest perfect life, is it?
So here’s what we made, as inspired by what the youths made for all the mothers in church for Mother’s Day earlier this year! 🙂
It turned out less gorgeous, mostly because I used fabric markers instead of fabric paint, I think. But it was good to be able to get the girls involved, and in inking the centres and stamping…
I figured totes would be a very practical gift, since teachers need to transport worksheets and craft materials, etc, from home to school very often. A canvas tote is both hardy and environmentally-friendly so why not? We personalised it further with their names stamped on the internal top seam too. 🙂
K is now old enough to pen her own message, and decorate the insides with her favourite drawings. I think it is such personal touches that mean the most to teachers! Even B was able to participate by tracing over the penciled lines I wrote and ‘write’ her chinese teacher’s name. She had fun randomly sticking butterflies on pop dots all around too!
We also used some of my scrapbooking stash to make a variety of cards for all the teachers they have. We are grateful for the genuinely caring teachers (and principal) K&B have got, and how they go the extra mile to educate them. It’s certainly not easy!
Wishing all teachers a very blessed Teachers’ Day!
p.s. If you’re interested, this was what we made last year…