Adorable & Inexpensive Teacher Gift

teacher gift As parents we often struggle with the thought of what gift to give to your child’s teacher. Once the middle of August rolls around parents begin to get excited to send their kids back to school and begin to ready their kids with bed time routines and bags already packed!

It seems as if some parents are eager to show their appreciation to the teachers right off the bat while others wait for Christmas or Teacher Appreciation Day later in the school year. Whatever the reason for giving your child’s teacher a gift here’s an inexpensive gift any teacher will want to receive and any child can make!


What You’ll Need

  • 8×10 Picture Frame, no glass
  • Crayons
  • White Elmers Glue
  • Scrapbook paper
  • Sharp knife or exacto knife
  • Optional: decorations

To assist with your crayon breaking layout head to Word or Open Office (download for FREE!). Simply type the letter you need and make sure to make change the font to the size you think looks best with your project and make sure to BOLD it!

If you have a simple letter start laying your crayons out on the paper.

I found it best to lay a crayon out on the paper and mark it before I made the cuts. Once the letter was layed out on the paper, I then glued every piece down. Once my daughter and I had it completed, we thought it looked a bit plain. So we had my preschool write her teachers name and made it a little girlie with the butterflies!

Your child could decorate the frame as well and personalize to showcase your teachers hobbies! Go on and get creative!

Total Cost: You can pick up a inexpensive frame at the $1 store. Elmers Glue and Crayola Crayons will be on sale for about $.25-$.50 beginning in August. Scrapbook paper is typically $.10-$99. For less than $2 you have a personalized Teacher Gift!

*Note: Using scrapbook paper is a better alternative than construction paper since it’s thicker. If you don’t happen to have any scrapbook paper you can use a card stock.



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What Others Have Said:

  1. This is so adorable!

  2. Aww I love this idea. My middle son starts preschool next month so we will definitely have to do this for his teachers.

  3. This is such an awesome idea! We are going to make this for my son’s teacher.

  4. This is the cutest craft! I pinned it to my craft board for later on in the year. I am sure my son will love to create it for his teacher.

  5. I love this! What a great idea, and a super cute gift.

  6. We made something similar to this! I think it’s a really small gift that says so much!

  7. Aww, what a cute idea!

  8. I saw this on Facebook the other day – it is SUCH an adorable idea!! Perfect for little ones to help create, and I’m sure they’d have a blast giving it to their teacher πŸ™‚

  9. CUTE and a great gift for a teacher — wish I was creative enough to come up with ideas like this!

  10. I love crayon art! This looks so fun and I have all the supplies

  11. I really love this idea so much! You’re right that it’s easy but it’s so sweet!

  12. I love making these crayon letters for my teacher friends. I also did a set for our kiddos but they melted after I put them too close to a window. Live and learn. πŸ˜‰

  13. That is super cute! I’m definitely pinning this for when my daughter goes to school!

  14. oh my gosh how adorable is this.. I love this idea… Thank you for sharing this with us..

  15. Bertha Brown says

    How adorable! Such a great inexpensive idea for a teachers gift. I think I might have the girls do this for the holidays. Thanks!!

  16. That is so cute! Also wanted to let you know about a link party on Wednesday. Can’t wait to party with you at πŸ™‚

  17. G’day Love this! Thanks for sharing at our #SayGdayParty! Pinned!
    Please revisit (if you haven’t already); comments and shares always welcomed as well as visiting someone else at the party
    Cheers! Joanne What’s On The List?


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