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


Bettijo Bridges

Administrator at Paging Supermom
Bettijo is the founder and designer of Paging Supermom where she shares creative ideas for family fun. Known for practical and kid-friendly activities, free printables and holiday entertainment. Bettijo was a guest on the Martha Stewart Show and has frequently appeared on local TV. Her work has also been featured in national magazines including Real Simple, O, Redbook, Parents, Family Circle, and Health. She enjoys art, retro-modern design, photography and making new things. Mom of 4 kids.

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