Teacher Appreciation Week- DIY Crafts and Gift Inspo! – TPG Creations/The Pencil Grip, Inc.
DIY Teacher Appreciation Gifts!

DIY Teacher Appreciation Gifts!

DIY Teacher Appreciation Gifts!

Happy Teacher Appreciation Week!

Teacher Appreciation Week is just around the corner, and what better way to show your gratitude than with a handmade gift? Get ready to impress those educators with these DIY teacher appreciation gifts that are sure to put a smile on their faces!

Why DIY?

Our educational heroes deserve the world! DIY gifts are the best because they come from the heart and are personalized! They also show that you took the time and effort to create something special!

Create with Kwik Stix, Wonder Stix, and Magic Stix

Kwik Stix are solid tempera paint sticks that glide smoothly on paper, wood, canvas, and more. No need to wait for paint to dry - just uncap, twist, and create! Magic Stix are the markers of your dreams - they won't dry out even if you forget to put the cap back on (we've all been there). And Wonder Stix? Well, they're the ultimate multi-surface writers! They can write on surfaces such as paper, chalkboards, glass, windows, and more!

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Desk Flowers

Materials Needed: wooden shaped pencil, Wonder Stix, flowers, and glue

  1. Color the wooden shaped pencil with Wonder Stix
  2. Cut stems of either real or fake flowers
  3. Glue onto the top of the pencil
  4. Optional: you can insert the stems into the pencil instead of gluing but will need to drill a hole into the wood
  5. Gift to your teacher for Teacher Appreciation Week!

Check out this craft on Instagram @rubyandfrances

Pencil Flower Bouquet

Materials Needed: brown paper bag, Kwik Stix, tape, ribbon, flowers, card or gift card (optional)

  1. Unfold a brown paper bag
  2. Paint with Kwik Stix to resemble a pencil
  3. Tape both sides together and tie with a ribbon
  4. Stuff the inside with flowers
  5. Attach a nice card or gift card to show your appreciation

Check out this craft on Instagram @kellcaruso

 DIY Flower Pot

Materials Needed: Kwik Stix and flower pot

  1. Use Kwik Stix to decorate a flower pot 
  2. Use a variety of colors and patterns to create something special!
  3. Gift to your teacher for Teacher Appreciation Week!

Check out this craft on Instagram @ourlivelyadventures

Teacher Appreciation Artwork

Materials Needed: paper, Kwik Stix, construction paper, scissors, and glue

  1. Use Kwik Stix to paint some items you might find on a teachers desk such as books, an apple, flowers, etc.
  2. Use construction paper to cut out any pieces of objects you'd like
  3. Glue onto paper and keep painting!
  4. Attach a nice letter for Teacher Appreciation Week and give to your teacher!

Check out this craft on Instagram @crawfordartroom

Apple Shapes

Materials Needed: popsicle sticks, Kwik Stix, construction paper, glue, scissors, googly eyes, and a black marker

  1. Paint popsicle sticks with Kwik Stix
  2. Cut construction paper to match the shape
  3. Glue onto the back of the popsicle sticks
  4. Glue googly eyes onto the paper
  5. Draw a smile with a black marker

Check out this craft on Instagram @asunnydayinfirstgrade

Decorated Notebooks

Materials Needed: notebook, brown paper, Kwik Stix, Magic Stix, glue, and scissors

  1. Cut a piece of brown paper to cover the front of the notebook
  2. Glue onto the cover
  3. Paint with Kwik Stix in different colors
  4. Draw with Magic Stix
  5. Gift a personalized notebook to your teacher on Teacher Appreciation Week

Check out this craft on Instagram @creativelybeth

#1 Teacher

Materials Needed: Kwik Stix, apple print out, glue, green construction paper, and scissors

  1. Cut out the apple from your printed sheet
  2. Paint the apple with Kwik Stix
  3. Write "#1 Teacher" or a nice message onto the apple using Kwik Stix
  4. Glue the apple onto a piece of green construction paper
  5. Cut around the apple leaving a thin green background surrounding the apple
  6. Gift to your teacher during Teacher Appreciation Day!

Follow @kwikstixpaint for more craft ideas! 

Thank You Flower

Materials Needed: Kwik Stix, white paper, pink construction paper, pencil, Magic Stix, glue, and scissors

  1. Use a pencil to draw a flower shape onto a piece of construction paper
  2. Cut out the flower
  3. Cut out a circle from your white paper
  4. Write a nice message or thank you note onto using Magic Stix
  5. Glue onto the center of the flower
  6. Add details to your flower using Kwik Stix
  7. Gift to your teacher for Teacher Appreciation Week!

Follow @kwikstixpaint for more craft ideas! 

Teacher Appreciation Card

Materials Needed: white paper, Kwik Stix, Magic Stix, and scissors

  1. Fold a piece of paper in half
  2. Cut out a half heart shape
  3. Open the paper
  4. On the front of paper write "It takes a.."
  5. On the inside of the paper write "BIG" at the top and "to shape little minds!" at the bottom
  6. Paint shapes onto the card
  7. Gift to your teacher for Teacher Appreciation Week

Follow @kwikstixpaint for more craft ideas! 

Classroom Signs

Materials Needed: poster paper, Kwik Stix, ribbons, hole puncher, and a pen

  1. Paint a nice message onto poster paper using Kwik Stix
  2. Add details with your favorite colors
  3. Sign your name to show who the card is from
  4. Punch holes into the top of the sign
  5. Tie ribbon through to hang up in the classroom for Teacher Appreciation Week!

Check out this craft on Instagram @laurakellydesigns