World Teacher’s Day Kids’ Craft
Every October 5th we celebrate World Teachers’ Day. Take this time to recognize that special educator in your child’s life with a homemade craft. This DIY is easy to adapt for kids of different ages. That means you can try it with your preschooler or help your elementary school-aged student to create it. So, what can the kiddos make to mark teacher’s special day? A perfectly functional gift! Reuse cardboard tubes and create paper clip holders. And bonus, teacher can use these cute little crafts to hold any other (small-sized) school supply that she wants.
- Cardboard tubes (reuse the tubes from paper towel rolls)
- Flat cardboard (reuse the front of a cereal or cracker box)
- A pencil
- Clear-drying school glue
- Tempera paint
- A paintbrush
- Cut the tube into segments. The size depends on how large or small your child wants the crafty container to be.
- Put the tube segment onto the flat cardboard (with the opening face down). Use the pencil to trace the circle onto the board.
- Cut the circle out.
- Paint the outside of the tube. Older kids can make elaborate designs, while younger children can try a solid color or even add finger paint prints. Let the paint dry.
- After the paint is completely dry, paint a layer of clear glue over it. This adds shine and helps to seal the paint in.
- Paint the bottom of the cardboard tube (on the edge) with glue.
- Press the glue-covered tube onto the cardboard circle to complete the craft.
Your child can make as many World Teacher’s Day holders as she wants!