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Teachers Change the World: DIY Teacher Appreciation Gift

diyPublished May 3, 2021


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Teacher appreciation day is almost here, and I think we can all agree on one point. Teachers deserve ALL the appreciation! If this past year has taught us anything, it’s that teachers are an invaluable part of our society that many of us took for granted.

Some of us have kids back in school full-time, some part-time, some doing all virtual learning, and some of us have become our kids’ teachers ourselves. No matter what your children’s education looks like, the teacher behind it all deserves one heck of an applause for all their hard work. And not just due to events of the past year, either. Teachers work this hard for their students all the time! We are just able to appreciate that better now.

To show your appreciation for the teacher(s) in your kiddos’ life, we have an amazing (and amazingly easy) homemade gift idea. Since teachers are in many ways the ones who are shaping the future, a globe craft felt appropriate to showcase how valuable they are. Check out the easy steps to create this Homemade Teacher Appreciation Globe Gift, and don’t miss the suggestions at the end for ways to personalize it.

Homemade Teacher Appreciation Globe Gift

Teachers Change the World: DIY Teacher Appreciation Gift

To get started with this craft, you’ll need:

That’s all! Paint pens would probably be easier to write with. But many of us are more likely to have actual paint and paintbrushes kicking around, so this one was done freehand with paint to show that it can still turn out great!

How to Make the Globe Craft

Teachers Change the World: DIY Teacher Appreciation Gift

This craft seriously could not get any easier, which is perfect for busy parents! Most globes can come off the stand easily, so check yours for this. It’s not necessary, but I found it easier to get the paint started off the stand.

Teachers Change the World: DIY Teacher Appreciation Gift
Teachers Change the World: DIY Teacher Appreciation Gift

Once you have the globe free, paint it black, starting around the bottom half. If your stand detaches as two separate parts for the bottom and top holes, you can place it back on the globe once the bottom is semi-dry. Now you can finish painting the top without worrying about getting paint on the stand or your fingers smudging it.

Teachers Change the World: DIY Teacher Appreciation Gift

Now that the globe is painted entirely black and is dry, you can start with the lettering. I’ll share some other design ideas at the bottom, but for this one, I wrote, “Teachers change the world one student at a time.” “Change the world” was in all caps with rainbow coloring, while the rest was painted in cursive and white.

Teachers Change the World: DIY Teacher Appreciation Gift

If you want to add any decorations to the rest of the globe, you can do that as well! Otherwise, you can choose to spray it with a clear coat to seal everything in or leave it as is. That’s really it! For such an adorable craft, it’s pretty simple.

Your child’s teacher will absolutely love this gift for Teacher Appreciation Day. Not only is it thoughtfully homemade, but the globe and rainbow colors make it perfect for displaying in the classroom. For such a quick and easy project, it can really make them feel your appreciation!

Personalizing this Teacher Appreciation Gift

We loved this design for a classic classroom look, but there are so many ways you can take this idea and personalize it. Here are just a few suggestions:

  • Add “love (your child’s name) at the bottom
  • Change up the color scheme
  • Draw common “school” type images around it, such as apples, rulers, books, or light bulbs
  • Write your own personalized message for the teacher
  • Tie a gift card around the base for an extra show of appreciation!

This globe craft will have your child’s teacher feeling all the love and appreciation, and it couldn’t be any simpler!

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