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10 Easy Last Minute DIY Cards for Teachers

By Hemapriya Natesan @MyLittleMoppet

After the initial years in the safe, familiar confines of their homes, kids eventually step out to join school. Whether this creates greater separation anxiety for the Mom or child is a different matter! While our kids are at school, they are away from our eyes, but they have a worthy substitute in their teachers, in whom we place our trust.

As the Mom of a toddler or preschooler, you know how much of a handful your little one can be! Your child's teacher has to deal with many kids at once, and you have to admit - they do deserve a medal for staying sane! So this Teacher's Day, let's show our appreciation for our lovely educators with an easy card that kids can make.

10 Easy Last Minute DIY Cards for Teachers
10 Easy Last Minute DIY Cards for Teachers

Our teachers are certainly no less than superheroes, so let them know it! This cute card from Artsy Momma is a great way to sneak in a little chocolate as a gift too, and is really easy even for preschoolers to make.

10 Easy Last Minute DIY Cards for Teachers

This card from Artsy Craftsy Mom has the best of both worlds - it is a printable, so that's half the work done! And it can be colored in, so you can add your own touch to it too!

10 Easy Last Minute DIY Cards for Teachers

Handprints are an adorable way to get young kids to leave their personal...well...print! This cute fish handprint card from There's Just One Mommy can be done in under 15 minutes - doesn't get more last minute than this!

10 Easy Last Minute DIY Cards for Teachers

This is another free printable card, that's quite cleverly designed by Poofy Checks! There's an empty slot in the center for you to add a little gift for your teacher - some chocolate, a lip balm - anything!

10 Easy Last Minute DIY Cards for Teachers

If you have some colored felt (even colored paper will do) lying around at home, you can easily make this Teacher's Day card from Wikihow by cutting shapes for the hair, dress and shoes and adding googly eyes. A matchstick glued on and you're done!

10 Easy Last Minute DIY Cards for Teachers

Teachers take on a parenting role when the kids are at school, so they do have a part in raising them! Let them know that you're aware of this with a cute handprint flower card that's a breeze to make!

10 Easy Last Minute DIY Cards for Teachers

Teachers are synonymous with learning and books, so a stack of books card is just apt for Teacher's Day! Get the full instructions from Artsy Craftsy Mom.

10 Easy Last Minute DIY Cards for Teachers

This card from Paging Fun Moms is actually meant for a bunch of kids, but you can do it from one child too, just use thumbprints in different paint colors to make those cute balloons!

10 Easy Last Minute DIY Cards for Teachers

This idea from Paging Fun Moms is a really cute way to make a quick card! You can make it easier by using a photo of your child and sticking it on some black chart paper and then drawing the embellishments in!

10 Easy Last Minute DIY Cards for Teachers

This is a fun and impressive looking card from Activities for Kids. Again, this is meant for a bunch of kids, but your child can just write down different things he likes about his teacher on each petal for a gift that'll be irresistible!

Teachers are like our kids' parents away from home, so giving them a small token of appreciation will be a lovely gesture. We trust them to educate, inspire and encourage our child, and we hope that it'll help kids blossom into good human beings. As American politician Henry Adams said, " A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops."


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