DIY Teacher Appreciation Crafts are a great way to start the new school year or say thank you for all the hard work your teacher has done.
These 15 appreciation projects make perfect teacher gifts to show your gratitude.
Let’s dive right in and take a look at the full list.
Teacher Appreciation Week
Teacher appreciation week 2022 runs from Monday, May 2nd till Friday, May 6th.
Why do we celebrate teacher appreciation week?
Being a teacher is hard work. Since 1984, National PTA (Parent Teacher Association) has designated one week in May to honor teachers for their hard work educating our children.
During this week children bring thank you cards, little gifts, or crafts to show their gratitude and celebrate their teachers.
What kinds of DIY teacher gifts will be appreciated?
You might wonder which gifts for teachers are appreciated?
According to teachers the best teacher gifts are:
do not take a lot of storage
have a personal touch
My experience as a parent is, that teachers really appreciate practical gifts which can be used in the classroom. Therefore gift cards are never out of style and especially Amazon seems to be a good choice since you can nearly everything there.
But just handing out a gift card might seem a little bit plain, so why not add a personal touch and craft a thank you card with it? Why not use our Flower Pot Template, or Lady Bug Printable for this occasion and make an individual card out of them?
If that doesn’t suit you, just have in mind if you prefer to buy a gift consider that it doesn’t take up a lot of storage space in the classroom. It can be pretty tight in there with all the art and craft supplies a teacher needs during the school year.
15 DIY Teacher Gifts
Pressed Flower Bookmarks
Watch Me Grow – Mason Jar Gift
DIY Toothbrush Spray Art Card
Free Thank You for Being a Great Teacher Printable
Back to School Interview Card – “About Me” Apple Craft
Coffee Mug for Teachers
DIY Heart String Art
Apple Block Decor using Scrap Wood
Cricut Teacher Gift Idea: Monthly Plexiglass Calendar
Teacher Hand Sanitizer Gift
First Day Of School Teacher Gift
Paper Airplane Teacher Appreciation Card
Butterfly Appreciation Craft
Mason Jar Thank You Teacher Craft
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Teacher Appreciation Crafts
You may wonder what is a good appreciation gift for teachers, or what can I make for my teacher to show gratitude.
Do not worry, I collected 15 adorable thank you crafts for teachers to show your love and appreciation.
In this list, you will find great teacher homemade gift ideas for either your first or last day of school, your teacher's birthday, or teacher appreciation week.
These ideas for teacher appreciation gifts include free printables and teacher appreciation arts and crafts projects for kids and adults to make.
Most of our crafts can be used for teacher appreciation week, your teacher's birthday, or as a back-to-school gift. I hope your teachers enjoy them!
Your kids’ teachers will love receiving this thank you for being a great teacher printable for teacher appreciation week or end-of-the-year. This free template contains fun prompts for your children to fill out.
Since you do not need a lot of supplies for this teacher craft, it is the perfect last-minute gift for busy moms.