Teacher appreciation week is one of my kid’s favorite weeks of the school year. They love to give gifts of thanks to their teachers. This year my daughter and I had fun making this DIY tissue paper flower bouquet for her teacher.
Over the last year there is one thing I learned when it comes to teacher appreciation. Get the kids involved in the gift giving. I think it makes the gifts a little more special when the kids have a hand in helping putting it together. Even if all they do is put their finger in the middle of the ribbon to help you tie the bow.
That way, when the teacher asks, “Did you make this for me?” They can happily say, “Yes!” I know as a mom, gifts mean more to me when the kids actually make the gift. That’s what I had in mind when it came to teacher appreciation gifts this year.
How to make DIY tissue paper flower bouquet
My daughter and I made this DIY tissue paper flower bouquet for her teacher this year and she is so excited to give it to her. To make tissue paper flowers you will need:
tissue paper in varying colors
printable tag (download at end of post)
Fold one piece of tissue paper in half, in half again and in half once more so you have 8 layers of tissue paper. Cut a circle out of the layers of tissue paper. Fold the circles of tissue paper in 1/4 and cut a tiny bit off the tip, so you’ll have just a small hole in the center of all the circles. Place a little glue around the outside of the eraser of your pencil. Slide all 8 layers onto the eraser part of the pencil. You can add a couple dots of glue around the top and bottom of the tissue paper where it meets the eraser. Let it dry.
Then gently pull the top layer of the tissue paper up around the eraser and pinch it around the eraser. Be sure not to pull up or you could pull that layer of tissue paper off the pencil. Continue bringing each layer of tissue paper up around the eraser and around the other layers until you finish all layers. Then gently fluff the layers of tissue paper to create your flower look.
We wanted to arrange our tissue paper flowers in a small mason jar so I made a quick tag to tie around our jar to finish off our tissue paper flower bouquet.
My daughter cut out a few green leaves from construction paper that we glued onto the pencil stems of our flowers. We do love the bouquet of tissue paper flowers, but you could tie a tag on a single flower and gift that to a teacher too. I think this is what my younger daughter will do for preschool.
You can download the Thanks for Helping me Grow printable tags using the link below. Just right click and save to your computer and then print out onto cardstock. All Liz On Call printables are for personal use ONLY.
What are some of your favorite gifts for teachers? If you love easy gift ideas, check out all our teacher appreciation gift ideas.