Christmas Gift Ideas for Friends and Teachers

The children have been busy making gifts for their friends and teachers, this being the last week at school.  I gave them three options and they are below.  I also asked mums on my facebok page about their ideas.  There were heaps of brilliant contributions so I’ve included them too.

1. Christmas Reindeer Plastic Cup Craft

This craft is suitable for children in playgroups right up to primary school aged children.  I’ve detailed the making instructions below.

Christmas reindeer cup craft

Tip for teachers:

* Tade the lollies for good quality, individually wrapped chocolates.

* Fill with notes of appreciation from the child (eg. thank you for doing art with me).

* Fill with potpourri.

* Include a handkerchief.

reindeer cup craft instructions

1.  Trace and cut around hands to create the reindeer antlers.  Glue one clear plastic cup on the other as shown (1).

2. Stuff the head sections with your choice of gift (egg cup, washer), paper or cellophane.  Just keep the head section light so it doesn’t topple over.

3. Fill the body cup section with lollies.

4. Using the cup as a template, cut a cardboard circle and seal the end of  both cups with tape.  Address the gift on the base of the cup.

5. Decorate with eyes, pom pom for nose and ribbon around the neck.

2. Christmas Tree Cup

You can find the tutorial in the Bug in a Book newsletter.

Plastic Cup Christmas Tree craft

3. Christmas Candy Cane Reindeer Craft

Click here for the tutorial.

candy cane reindeer craft

Other Ideas

Gift Opportunities: Buy safe water for an impoverished family or mosquito nets for a child at risk of malaria.  Browse the variety of hope gifts available at Baptist World Aid.

Flower in a teacup: Buy a pretty tea cup and push a flower in. Include some glitter for a very pretty display.

A card: “The best you can give a teacher is a card, hand written, thanking and acknowledging the endless hours of work that has gone in to teaching the child.” — Nicky (Teacher)

Christmas Ornament: “Each year I decorate my house for Christmas, I remember the child and the family that gave me some of my special gifts.” — Tara (Teacher)

Group gift: Organise for parents to contribute a larger gift for the teacher. Ideas: a weekend away or a gift voucher.

“Last year we bought my son’s teacher a flight centre voucher to the value of close to $500.  She cried because she was so shocked. She had not been away since her honeymoon.” — Lynda

Bookmark: Homemade with love and care.

Voucher: Book resource voucher may be helpful.

Home Baking: Cookies shaped as stars, Christmas trees, candy canes or ginger bread men. Look what FunMums Katrina and Lynda made.

Christmas Cookies

To see pictures of the entire range of Christmas Crafts on this blog, click here: Christmas Craft.

External Links

The Organised Housewife: Choc Chip Cookies and other ideas

The Organised Housewife: Teacher Quote in Frame

The Book Chook: What is the Best Way to Say Merry Christmas

Be A Fun Mum Links

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Comments

  1. says

    Aaw, the reindeer cup is so cute, I’m definately going to make it with the kids during the school holidays, what a great idea. Thankyou for linking to The Organised Housewife!!

  2. Wérenne says

    Pourrais-je avoir les explications du bricolages avec les gobelets en plastique… Il est vraiment beau! Merci d’avance !

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