My son’s Pre-School Teacher, Mrs. Edi, is the MOST AWESOME TEACHER EVER! I can’t say enough about what she’s done to help my son. I feel so fortunate to have such a great & energetic person teaching my son the fundamentals of learning.
A few weeks ago, I came across this post from Great Oak Circle for a “Broken Crayon Teacher Gift,” and I knew I had to make one for Mrs. Edi!
First, I took a piece of textured craft paper and cut it to fit in my computer printer. Then, I opened MS Word and found some cool fonts to use to print out a large “E” and “Mrs. Edi” below.
Next, I cut the paper to fit inside the frame (Hint: Take the glass out of the frame and place it over your artwork, trace around the glass and cut. That way you can be sure it’s the correct size.)
I put the craft paper into the frame first, then I replaced the glass BEHIND the craft paper. This gives it a bit more stability.
Now the fun part! I cut the tops off of some crayons using a steak knife – about 1/2 inch in length each.
I arranged them over top of my printed “E” until I was pleased with the spacing and color arrangement. Using a hot glue gun, I attached each crayon top…and here’s the result:
It’s a small token of my appreciation for all of her hard work, but I hope that she’ll enjoy it in her classroom for years to come!
The Fake-It Yourself Breakdown:
Teacher Appreciation Art (Frame $3, Craft Paper $0.50, Crayons $0.64)
Fake-It Yourself Total: $4.14
**If you liked this, check out my other Crafts!**