Whether it’s the first day of school, a holiday or the end of the year, teachers always appreciate gifts from their students. Handmade gifts are even more treasured, especially when the children have had an active part in the gift’s creation. Allow your young ones to choose the colors and beads while you complete the tool work. Here are some gift ideas for the teachers in your child’s life, and each suggestion can be tailored to suit males or females. Show your appreciation for educators with these small and easy-to-make tokens of your appreciation.
Beaded lanyards make excellent gifts for teachers because they can be used for many things. Create a decorative lanyard to hold your teacher’s reading glasses, or make one using school colors that he can attach to his identity badge. Lanyards also make great key rings, and the teachers will be able to use them for years to come.
Teachers often have several things that they need to organize and keep track of, and many of them carry a bag full of lesson plans, homework and other teaching necessities. You can help your child’s teachers keep their bags looking stylish by providing a beaded bag clip. Simply attach a swivel clip to your colorful strands of beads for a clip that will make their teaching bag attractive and cute.
Teachers can never have too many bookmarks. They use them in their textbooks, lesson plans and their personal reading choices. You can help your child’s teacher stay on the right page with a beautiful beaded bookmark. Choose a simple and straight bookmark for no-nonsense teachers, or select a curvy design for fun-loving instructors. You can also choose from an assortment of finishes, including black oxide, silvertone, goldtone and coppertone. Use the teacher’s favorite colors or school colors to make a few strands of beads that you can attach to the end of the bookmark.
Necklaces or Bracelets
You can easily make a necklace or bracelet for your teacher by combining leather and beads. Choose thinner leather cording for jewelry that has a delicate appearance. For a bolder look, select thick leather or braid several strands of thin cording. Add colorful beads, decorative findings or a beautiful pendant for a piece of jewelry that the teacher will wear repeatedly.
Teachers work hard to ensure that children are properly educated, and they appreciate it when parents acknowledge their efforts. Make sure that you and your child take the time to thank teachers throughout the school year, and use one of these gifts to show them how much you care.