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Quick and easy homemade teachers’ gifts

Like all parents, my head is spinning with end of year activities and things to remember for pre-school. It was ‘Pirates Day’ and the school fete last week (cue frantic cake making on Thursday night, and mass self-buying of the raffle tickets I was supposed to sell) and ‘Wheels Day’ today, as well as Ava’s ‘graduation’ from nursery. It’s a party tomorrow. And the last day on Wednesday. Phew!

So buying/making gifts for her teachers has been hovering on my to-do list for a little while. I was  trying to think of something Ava could make herself, instead of buying something, as I want them to know we really appreciate what they do. So I reused my Father’s Day gift idea of decorating IKEA plates with Sharpie markers.

Ava sat for almost two hours to do these and loved every minute.

Plate decorated by a pre-schooler

She did one for her main teacher, complete with a portrait… I hope she isn’t upset by the hair!

Plate decorated by a pre-schooler

A floral design for the supervisor teacher.

Plate decorated by a pre-schooler

And one for her nursery ladies, who will have to share!

As well as three main teachers there are ten assistants of various types so I think I will go shopping for a big box of chocolates tomorrow, for them to share. A girl can never have too much chocolate, after all!  

#ToddlerApprovedTuesday

7 Comments

  1. Jenny

    22nd November 2015 at 10:55 am

    They look gorgeous! What a great idea and a very talented young artist you have! I’m sure her teachers will be very pleased! 🙂 x #toddlerapprovedtuesday

    1. Becky Pink

      22nd November 2015 at 11:11 am

      Thanks Jenny, I think all our relatives might be getting them for Christmas this year! Xx

  2. larabeeuk

    19th November 2015 at 5:59 am

    Sharpie plates are so effective aren’t they? We love making them. Thanks so much for sharing Ava’s beautiful creations with us at #toddlerapprovedtuesday x

    1. Becky Pink

      19th November 2015 at 7:20 am

      Thanks so much, we had great fun and I thought they turned out well! Xx

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  4. Mary @TheHeartyLife

    22nd July 2015 at 8:31 am

    I loved the fathers day ones you did. I think personalised gifts are a grand idea and her skills are amazing haha x

    1. Becky Pink

      22nd July 2015 at 9:57 am

      I hope the teachers like them- they looked w bit like they were going to cry when we took them in today, which I think is a good sign! X

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