Teacher Appreciation Week is May 4-8 and baystateparent Creative Director Paula Monette Ethier shares three very inexpensive, easy projects you and your child can make that your teacher will love and, more importantly, use!
Note Pad

Supplies

1 5x7 acrylic frame

1 package of Post-it Notes

Scrapbook paper

Glue gun

X-Acto knife

Ribbon and embellishments

Directions

Cut paper and slip in frame
Decorate with ribbon and embellishments of your choice, using glue gun to secure.
Glue Post-it notes to frame.

Cost: Less than $5 for those who have scrapbook paper, a glue gun, knife and embellishments on hand.

No. 2 Vase
Supplies

Glass vase

Pencils (we used approximately three dozen to fit our vase)

Ribbon

Glue gun

Flowers

Directions

1. Glue pencils on vase one at a time.

2. Wrap ribbon around pencils, add flowers and water

Cost: Visit a dollar store to purchase the vase and pencils ($4 total). Use ribbon you have on hand and your only additional cost is the flowers of your choice.



ABC Coasters
Supplies

Scrabble pieces (25 per coaster)

1 sheet of cork

Mod Podge

Disposable paintbrush

Glue gun

X-Acto knife

Ribbon

Glue Scrabble pieces to cork sheet, 5 across and 5 down (25 pieces)
Once secure, with paintbrush coat tiles with Mod Podge. Let dry and repeat two more times.
Cut cork flush with Scrabble pieces, into coaster shape
Wrap with ribbon

Cost: Scrabble tiles are sold in bulk and can be found online for around $8 per pack of 100. Cork can be purchased in 12x12 square sheets for around $6. One 12x12 sheet will yield 9 coasters.