We haven't had that many teachers to give end of year presents to, and we are already scratching our heads. This year we came up with something that meets the criteria:
1. Less than 20$ (some of you teachers deserve way more, no offense to the rest of you...)
2. Usable in Public (at least in the teacher's lounge)
4. Kid-involvement (This is optional if your child has particularly bad taste)
5. Dead easy
Not too much to this one, quick trip to the craft store and a a few craft sessions and you have something that hits full marks. Lets get started.
Step 1: STEP 1: Supplies
- Canvas Bag
- Permanent Markers (can be specific for fabric)
- Fabric Paint in spray bottles
- Tape (painters tape shown here but not necessarily)
Step 2: STEP 2: Apply Pattern
Step 3: STEP 3: Spray Paint
Here is where a little adult guidance is necessary. You and I both know that your child will spray 6 maybe 7 times and get bored leaving most of the canvas bare. Encourage your burgeoning pointilist to continue and provide an even coverage. Worst comes to worst, fill in the blanks yourself (see Mr. Marla Olmstead).
Step 4: STEP 3: Big Reveal
Step 5: STEP 5: Add Some Flare
That's it. We are likely to put some home-made cookies just to fill it out.
At worst, the teachers can use the bag to carry their collection of mugs home on the last day!