15 DIY Cricut Craft Projects for the Teacher in Your Life
How can it be time to prepare for a new school year already? It seems like every year it comes more quickly, and we need to think ahead to be ready on time. This is especially true for teachers, who stand before our children to give them not only academic instruction but life lessons as well. Such an important job. It may seem like a thankless one at times, but I, for one, appreciate all that teachers do. Maybe you feel the same way and want to show your appreciation for a teacher you know. Maybe you are a student or the parent of a student who wants to bless a teacher with a special gift, and what could be more special than something handmade? You may be a teacher yourself looking for creative ideas for your classroom or for organizational help. If so, you have come to the right place. Look below for 15 different teacher craft projects you can make yourself.
Shadow boxes are so versatile, and I love the 3-dimensional aspect of them. This one made for a teacher is adorable, and it has a great message. If you've never tried rolling flowers, now is the time. There is even a hack included to make the process quicker. What better way to show your appreciation than to create a gift yourself.
What teacher doesn't have things to carry back and forth to school on a regular basis? There may be lesson plans, papers to grade, classroom decorations, treats for students, or even the teacher's lunch. Having a tote bag designed specifically for that purpose would be so handy. It could even be personalized with the teacher's name.
These are so cute, and they don't even look homemade. Using thrift store items makes them less expensive. You could use whatever colors or patterns you like to make them your very own. This would be a great gift for yourself or for a teacher you love.
What a cute idea and so simple! Give your teacher a personalized drinking glass to keep on their desk. Not only will you help them stay hydrated, but it will be easy for them to keep track of their own glass in the teacher's lounge or wherever they may take it.
Here's an idea for your classroom that could help your students learn about dates and get them involved. When I saw this, I immediately pictured students changing the blocks at the start of each day. They could be assigned this on a daily or weekly basis, or it could be used as a reward of sorts. How fun!
I know there are plenty of male teachers, but this project would most likely be more appreciated by women. Sorry, guys. It's such a pretty project and could be used to hold any number of things. You could even put a special note or photo inside if you give it as a gift. This is not necessarily school related, but sometimes you just need a simple gift idea for a teacher or another special woman in your life.
I can't even imagine all the things a teacher might need to keep in their classroom for easy access. This is a great project that's easy to do but would serve a great purpose. We all know that when things are organized, everything looks nicer, and the room seems more peaceful. That makes it more conducive to learning and provides less distractions.
This is a fantastic idea! Coasters are always useful, and these can be personalized for any teacher based on their class specialty or their personal interests. Not all gifts for teachers have to be used in the classroom, although that is a possibility with these. Perhaps your teacher has a nice wooden desk they want to protect.
What a fun way to count down to Christmas vacation, summer break, or other days off from school. It could even be used for upcoming field trips or anything else your students may be looking forward to. Perhaps they could take turns tearing off the tabs for each day as it passes.
This project was originally designed to be given to a student, but I think it would be perfect for a teacher to have on their desk. Whenever I see pencils, I immediately think of school. What a fun place to keep pens, pencils, rulers,or whatever it is you need to keep close at hand in your classroom. You could use any style or color of pencils to decorate your vase.
Need a gift idea for the teacher in your life at Christmastime? Here is a great one! Most everybody loves homemade Christmas cookies or treats, and putting them in a cute decorated tin makes them even more special. Use any design you like to bless the teacher you love.
Plants add such a nice touch to any room and are a great gift for a teacher. This project uses a succulent plant, which needs very little water, so it would be easy to care for. Adding your own little note to the pot makes it more personal and shows your appreciation. Hopefully any recipients of this craft project will be better at keeping plants alive than certain people that shall remain nameless.
Ready to try something new? Here is another tote bag, but this one uses infusible ink instead of vinyl for the design. I think that gives a project an even more professional look and allows you to work with another medium. Any teacher would be proud to carry around a tote bag like this.
This project would be great for recording any trip or event, and it occurred to me that it would be great for recording events from your classroom. You could include photos of all your students, use it to memorialize field trips your class took, or even have a page for each month of the school year with special accomplishments noted on each one. What a great way for students to look back on the year and remember the fun they had and the things they learned.
Here's a cute idea for your classroom on St. Patricks Day. Children love celebrations of any kind, and using unique props such as this little pot of gold make them memorable. Maybe you could fill the pot with chocolate coins or candy that the children could enjoy. Or maybe fill it with tokens that they can win and use to purchase little items you have provided for that purpose. There is so much you could do with this. Have fun with it!
Well, there you have it! Fifteen Cricut craft ideas to celebrate and bless the teacher(s) in your life. Who knows, it might even be you, if you're a teacher, or even if you're not. There are no rules here. Have at it, and make anything that grabs your interest. While this school year may look a little different than usual, these ideas are timeless and can be used anytime.