9 Teacher Appreciation Gift Ideas

Today we have a bunch of easy gift ideas to help you get ready for Teacher Appreciation week next month. We hear teachers spend a lot of time grading papers; so this handmade star stamp is a sweet gift your little one’s teacher can put to good use.

DIY Star Stamp Teacher Gift with FREE Printable via @PagingSupermom

DIY Star Stamp Teacher Gift with FREE Printable via @PagingSupermom

TO MAKE: For this star stamp you’ll need our free printable Star Teacher Stamp Label template, mod podge, pink eraser, craft knife, super glue and a block of wood.

You may be able to find precut blocks of wood at the craft store. We cut our wood from an inexpensive 1×2 board. You may not know this, but 1x2s actually measure 3/4 x 1-1/2 inches… you know, just to be confusing. Using a simple miter box and saw cut these boards down to 1-1/2 inch pieces. The block’s finished dimensions should be 1-1/2 x 1-1/2 x 3/4 inches. Let the kids sand the block so it’s nice and smooth.

DIY Star Stamp Teacher Gift with FREE Printable via @PagingSupermom

Next cut an eraser in half the short way — you’ll be able to get a couple stamps out of each eraser. Use a pen to trace a star design on the blank side of the eraser. Cut out the star shape using a craft knife. Depending on the thickness of your eraser you may wish to cut down the thickness and can do so using a craft knife.

DIY Star Stamp Teacher Gift with FREE Printable via @PagingSupermom

Super glue the finished eraser star to one side of the block. Decoupage the Star Teacher label to the other side of the block (decoupage instructions). In a pinch you could also adhere the label with regular school glue and brush a thin coat of the glue over the top of the label to seal it. You can also decoupaged/seal the sides of our blocks to give them a finished look. Once dry we had our child sign their name on the side using permanent marker so teacher will have a lasting reminder of their star pupil. We packaged our stamp up with a stamp pad to give to teacher.

DIY Star Stamp Teacher Gift with FREE Printable via @PagingSupermom

Here are some other fun gift ideas for teacher appreciation from our blogging friends…

Teacher Appreciation Gift Ideas using a bunch of cute free printables via @PagingSupermom

:: Donuts and Coffee Mason Jar Gift Printables from Five Heart Home
:: “All About My Teacher” Form from Yellow Bliss Road
:: “You’ve Blown My Mind” Printable from Thirty Handmade Days
:: Printable Teacher Coffee Cup Wrappers from I Should Be Mopping the Floor
:: Fresh Herb Plant Teacher Gift and Printable from Such the Spot
:: “Thanks for Helping Us Bloom” Printable from Live Laugh Rowe
Teacher Inspire Printable from How to Nest for Less

:: Download our free printable Star Teacher Stamp Label

Want more ideas? We have a lot of teacher appreciation ideas in our archives. Here are some favorites…

Love this idea from @PagingSupermom. Super easy to whip together for #BackToSchool Decor

These Smile Blossoms are great Mother's Day or Teacher Appreciation Gifts. Get the free printable background at PagingSupermom.com


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