Teacher's Day is the best time for the little ones to show their appreciation for all the teachers they love and who have been an important part of their learning journey. When I was teaching in Berries, I remember how a small handwritten card would touch my heart and remind me that everything was worth it. Anyway, both Angel and Ariel (yup, the fast-growing toddler has people whom she calls teachers this year!) were thrilled when I told them that we would be making handmade gifts for their teachers.
What we did was to walk into Popular and just see where our inspiration took us. Eventually, we decided on making simple but useful bookmarks for the teachers! Although these were pretty straightforward to make in my view, the thing is the kids took charge and did most of the work so you can say that every gift is filled with love and sincerity from them. Yeah yeah, you know how I always value things that are handmade.
In today's Creativity 521, I share with you our DIY Trees and Butterflies Bookmarks.
1) Butterfly and tree paper diecuts in assorted colours
2) Glitter confetti
4) Scissors and glue
5) Single hole punch
6) Printed messages
Firstly, we wanted our bookmarks to be slightly thicker and more colourful so we decided to put three layers of diecuts together to form one bookmark. The kids chose all the colours and sizes and did the arrangement on their own. As best as they can, they also applied and spread the glue and I only had to step in when it got stuck or when we had to wipe off excess glue.
We overlapped the layers to form nice multicoloured shapes as shown above. Don't they look bright and cheery?
Ta-dah! We made a total of 12 bookmarks and here's how they look in the end!
Happy Teachers' Day 2015!!
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