Home Made Christmas Gifts for Teachers

As a teacher, it’s always nice at Christmas to receive gifts and cards from your pupils. They become a token of appreciation for all the hard work you put in over the term and  let’s be honest, who doesn’t love a cheeky bottle of red or box of chocolates to put you in the festive spirit.

More recently though, there has been an increase in home-made gifts and cards being handed out to teachers and I have to say that it means a lot to know that time and effort has been put into making something special for you.

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Butterfly Suncatcher

On the days when TJ doesn’t have pre-school, we like to have some form of creative play organised for him.

This week, we decided to make a Butterfly Suncatcher to finally use up the sweet wrappers we have been saving since Christmas!

After printing off a template, the first job was to cut the butterfly out from a piece of black paper with a craft knife – obviously not something TJ was allowed to do!!

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Dorset Scrapstore

We have always loved a good Scrapstore! When we lived in Devon, we frequently visited the local scrapstore to get bits and pieces to use during teaching practice either to take in the classroom or to make various resources at home.

As our little boy has got older, he has shown more of an interest in junk modelling so our mission was to find a local scrapstore in Dorset where we would be able to get hold of a range of materials to enable his imagination to run wild.

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