I found another great teacher gift idea on Gift Card Girlfriend which was adapted from Family Fun. Gift Card Plant Teacher Gift. This one would be great if you know a few mom’s in the class. You could go in together and get a few fun gift cards for the teacher!!

Gift Card Plant Teacher Gift

Need:

Plant (There are so many fun colorful plants out right now in my area!!) Loving the Gerber Daisy colors!

Gift Cards

Flower Templates

Bamboo Skewer

 

Directions:

  1. Make the Flower Gift Card Holders
  2. Insert Gift Cards
  3. Insert into plant

Ideas to write on the flowers:

  • “Thanks for all your hard work” – gift card to Home Depot, Staples, etc.
  • “You’re so much fun” – gift card to the movies or video store.
  • “You’re our favorite” – gift card to her favorite place, free choice card!
  • “Thanks for keeping your cool” – gift card to the ice cream store.

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Post-It Picture Frame Present found on Paper Wings

What you need:
clear frames (Can grab at the Dollar Tree for, you guessed it…$1.00)
post-it’s (Check Walmart, Dollar Tree or even Staples!)
scrapbook paper/embellishments

I think it’s pretty self explanatory how to do this little project, but here goes…
Cut scrapbook paper to fit frame, stick post-its on the front, and attach ribbon or embellishment. Done. :)

I am loving this DIY Bird Nest Necklace for an idea for teachers and even for Mother’s Day. Sarah Ortega has a great posting on how to make the super cute Bird Nest Necklace!

Bird Nest Necklace

What you’ll need:
– Jewelry wire (I prefer using a 24 gauge because it is easier to manipulate but the 20 gauge can work well too with the help of some round nose pliers)
– pearls or glass beads
– necklace chain
– jump ring and a clasp

 

Directions: (you can visit the posting HERE to get pictures with each step)

  • Select the beads you want, string them onto your wire and arrange them as you’d like.
  • then simply wrap the wire around the beads
  • wrap some wire in the space between each bead (I like the look of three loops but you could just do one or two if you prefer)
  • this is what the back looked like. (In the other necklaces I attached a jump ring but on this one I just formed a loop with the wire.)
  • now attach a jump ring and a clasp to the end of a necklace chain
  • and this is what you end up with :)

I love this simple but cute idea for a Teacher Gift! All you need is a Flower (loving the Gerber Daisy’s!!) and visit Skip To My Lou to grab the FREE printable Gift Tag that you can even edit to add your own child’s name! The saying is too cute too “Thank You For helping X Bloom!”.

Check out Teacher Gift Idea #4: Box of Teacher Goodies. I found this cute DIY Box of Teacher Goodies on Eighteen25.

Supplies:

  • Plastic divided Box
  • Ribbon
  • 3 Pieces of Scrapbook Paper
  • Stickers for Name and to make bird (or whatever you choose)
  • Goodies to fill the box (check Dollar Tree, Michael $1 section, Target Dollar Spot)

Visit Eighteen25 to get the step by step directions on how to make this DIY Box of Teacher Goodies including pictures too.

Teacher gift idea #5: ABC Flowers found on Giggles Galore. You should be able to complete this one for just a few dollars. Simple & cute gift for a teacher… (If you do not want to use live flowers… I have found some great silk flowers at Michael’s, Hobby Lobby and even Walmart that would be a great alternative.

Supplies:

  • Vase or Mason Jar
  • ABC Magnets
  • Ribbon
  • Flowers (real or fake)
  • Free printable “Thank You” tags HERE.

Directions:

  • Place Alphabet Letters in Jar/Vase
  • Add Flowers
  • Tie Ribbon around Jar/Vase & Add Tag

Thanks Giggles Galore

On Skip To My Lou I found teacher Gift #6 which is on my list to make! This gift is called Stamp of Approval which is so fitting for my son’s teacher since they stamp the kiddo’s homework when they bring it back. If your not very crafty… This one is right up your alley.. Very simple to make.

Stamp of Approval

  • Wooden Box (I have found these at Dollar Tree, Michael’s & Hobby Lobby for cheap!)
  • Ink Pad
  • Stamps
  • Scrapbook Paper
  • Ribbon
  • Decorations (Stickers etc)

Directions:

  • First paint the inside of the box with an antique white acrylic craft paint. Then simply covered the box with scrapbook paper when the paint had dried. Cut into the edges {corners} of the box with scissors so that the paper would wrap around the box nicely. Pasted it onto the box with a couple of layers Mod Podge on bottom and the top of the paper and let it dry completely between coats.
  • Add Ink Pad (Take box with you to see what fits)
  • Add Stamp(s)
  • Make a Tag for inside the box saying: ”Thanks for being such a great teacher. You have earned our STAMP of approval!”
  • Decorate front of box.. Maybe with teachers name…

Check out Skip to My Lou for her finished product.

Teacher Gift Idea #7: Enjoy Your Summer found on The Rachel Berry Blog

This one is great for those who might not be crafty at all! You only need 5 supplies that you can buy just about anywhere.

Items Needed:

  • Beach Towel
  • Magazine
  • Peach Rings (or any flavor or candy)
  • Travel Size Sunscreen
  • Ribbon

Have fun with Colors on this one. I have found so many fun beach towels and colorful ribbon lately. Just attach a simple note.. Telling your teacher to enjoy his or her summer!

 

Looking for a way to incorporate the Real meaning of Easter with the commercial aspect? (I hope that is a good way to say it)… Check out the cute ideas Detail-Oriented Diva has with Peeps!  She even has provided the Free templates for you to print.

For all ideas you need:

Peeps

Storage bags (Sandwich size)

Printer

Stapler

NoBunny Loves You Like Jesus-this one is in Blue color above and a fun bright Pink.  You can even find the pastel color printables HERE.

“Chick” Jesus Out! See That the Lord is Good PSALM 34:8 Peeps Treat

This one only comes in the color shown but still super cute!

This one is just too cute not to post!  4 My Peeps Treat (You use your kiddo’s Thumb print to make the bunny!).  Detail-Oriented Diva!  Gives you the printable but you will have to make the bunny on your cards.. Pretty easy though!

 

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We are always looking to find new ways to dye our Easter Eggs and this one is on my list this year!  Bet they will smell great too!

KOOL-AID Tie-Dye Easter Eggs

2 env.  (0.13 to 0.16 oz. each) KOOL-AID Unsweetened Drink Mix, any red color (try Cherry, Black Cherry, Strawberry or Tropical Punch flavor)
2 env.  (0.14 oz. to 0.15 oz. each) KOOL-AID Unsweetened Drink Mix, any orange color (try Orange, Mango or Peach Mango flavor)
2 env.  (0.13 oz. to 0.23 oz. each) KOOL-AID Unsweetened Drink Mix, any yellow or green color (try Lemonade, Piña or Lemon-Lime flavor)
2 env.  (0.22 oz. each) KOOL-AID Unsweetened Drink Mix, any blue color (try Mixed Berry or Ice Blue Raspberry Lemonade flavor)
1/2 cup  water, divided
1-1/2 doz.  hard-cooked eggs, cooled
Directions:
MIX contents of 2 (same-flavored) KOOL-AID envelopes with 2 Tbsp. water in 6- to 8-oz. container; stir to dissolve drink mixes. Repeat in 3 separate containers with remaining KOOL-AID envelopes.
PLACE eggs on cooling rack in sink; rinse eggs with tap water.
SPOON KOOL-AID mixtures, 1 at a time, over wet eggs to create tie-dye patterns. Repeat with remaining eggs.
POUR a little tap water over each egg to set colors. Use tongs to transfer eggs to paper towel-covered baking sheet to dry. Rinse sink immediately as needed.
 

I can never seem to cook a hard boiled egg so I found this great recipe on Facebook Incredible Egg Fan Page

Prep Time: 1 minute | Cook Time: 15 to 22 minutes | Makes: As desired 

Here’s How
1. PLACE eggs in saucepan large enough to hold them in single layer. ADD cold water to cover eggs by 1 inch. HEAT over high heat just to boiling. REMOVE from burner. COVER pan.

2. LET EGGS STAND in hot water about 15 minutes for large eggs (12 minutes for medium eggs; 18 minutes for extra large).

3. DRAIN immediately and serve warm. OR, cool completely under cold running water or in bowl of ice water, then REFRIGERATE.

ENJOY
• Pack hard-cooked eggs for lunch to eat out-of-hand. Slice or cut into wedges for tossed salad. Color and decorate for Easter.

INSIDER INFO
• Hard-cooked, not hard-boiled. Although the cooking water must come to a full boil in this method, the pan is immediately removed from the heat so that the eggs cook gently in the hot water. This produces tender, not rubbery, eggs and minimizes cracking.

• Banish the greenish ring. This harmless but unsightly discoloration that sometimes forms around hard-cooked yolks results from a reaction between sulfur in the egg white and iron in the yolk. It occurs when eggs have been cooked for too long or at too high a temperature. Our method – cooking eggs in hot, not boiling, water, then cooling immediately – minimizes this.

• Food safety precaution: Piercing shells before cooking is not recommended. If not sterile, the piercer or needle can introduce bacteria into the egg. Also, piercing creates hairline cracks in the shell, through which bacteria can enter after cooking.

• Never microwave eggs in shells. Steam builds up too quickly inside and eggs are likely to explode.

• Very fresh eggs can be difficult to peel. To ensure easily peeled eggs, buy and refrigerate them a week to 10 days in advance of cooking. This brief “breather” allows the eggs time to take in air, which helps separate the membranes from the shell.

• Hard-cooked eggs are easiest to peel right after cooling. Cooling causes the egg to contract slightly in the shell.

• To peel a hard-cooked egg: Gently tap egg on countertop until shell is finely crackled all over. Roll egg between hands to loosen shell. Starting peeling at large end, holding egg under cold running water to help ease the shell off.

• Storage time: In the shell, hard-cooked eggs can be refrigerated safely up to one week. Refrigerate in their original carton to prevent odor absorption. Once peeled, eggs should be eaten that day.

• High altitude cooking: It’s almost impossible to hard-cook eggs above 10,000 feet.


Here are a few sites to help with the egg coloring too!

13 creative ways to dye eggs

My Little Cottage has some great new & old ideas on how to color eggs

ehow-many ideas too. Some simple and some a bit harder to do


 

I am always looking for cute little gifts for Holiday’s and with Easter just around the corner… These are super cute!   I am going to make a few for a couple of my son’s friends.

Envelope Bunnies How-To

1. Seal the flap of an envelope, and draw bunny ears on the sealed side, as shown below. You can draw your own or use our bunny ear template.

2. Cut along the line through both layers of the envelope.

3. Flip the envelope over; what was the side of the envelope becomes the bottom of your treat holder.

4. Cut pink construction paper to make eyes and insides of ears, and glue them on the front of the envelope. Use colored pencil for mouth; glue on a pom-pom nose. Fill with yummy Easter sweets.

Found on Martha Stewart

 

With Dr. Seuss Birthday just around the corner and the opening of The Lorax, how fitting to make a post that is all Dr. Seuss!

Free Dr. Seuss Printables

Visit 2TeachingMommies.com and check out all the great activities and printables on Dr. Seuss!  There so so many that I am saving off to make and do with Colin.

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