Happy Teachers Day DIY Greeting Card. 2 designs for a quality craft with kids time.

Happy Teachers Day, to all the teachers and moms out there. Moms are the first teachers in baby’s lives s you deserve to be celebrated today. My tot is now three and loves painting and doing crafts. So I thought why not make a Teachers Day DIY Greeting card for his teachers at school. Crafts with kids is a great way in reducing screen time too. So keep reading on.

This was a very impromptu idea of making cards for his teachers. I didn’t want him to go and just say Happy Teachers Day. It easy to buy cards and gifts these days, but is fun to make one and involve kids in making that. We actually made two cards for two teachers of his class.

happy teachers day DIY greeting card craft with kids

 

What do you need for this DIY Greeting Card?

For Card No 1

  1. White Chart paper
  2. Any colored paper (wrapping paper, scrap book paper)
  3. Scissors
  4. Glue
  5. Paint brush
  6. Paint – acrylic/ water color
  7. Black pen

How to Make this Happy Teachers Day DIY Greeting Card? #1 Butterfly Card

  1. Cut the white chart paper in your desired size. I have not stuck to the typical greeting card size of 5×5 or 5×7 inches. You can stick to that size if you want to use readily available envelopes.
  1. Cut a thin strip of wrapping paper and stick it to the bottom part of the greeting card leaving 5 mm from the edge.
  1. Draw a big butter fly wing shape with rounded corners in a contrast wrapping paper, cut it with scissors, and stick it on the left hand side of the first strip.
  1. Draw a smaller butter fly wing shape with rounded corners on white chart paper, cut it with scissors, and stick on the bigger butterfly wing shape.
  1. Take a black marker pen and write Happy Teacher’s Day on the white part.
  1. Take a 4 inch strip of green chart paper, fold it in half and draw butterfly wings on the folded edge.
  1. Make the wings in random shape and size, all doesn’t need to look similar. Cut the shapes out with scissors
  1. With a black pen draw a few lines and curves on the white part of the greeting card
  1. Stick the green butterflies on the lines in random order. Glue only the folded mark in middle. The edges of the wings should be left free and not stuck with glue.

happy teachers day DIY greeting card craft with kids

Inside the card

The insides of the card have some personalized messages for the teachers. You can simply write a message or be creative. I have taken some inspiration from the internet and thought painting my son’s hand could be a good idea.

  1. Place your kids hand and trace the outline.
  1. Color the hand outline and fill it up with red. I have used acrylic paint here for bolder smoother color.
  1. Write a message on top
  1. Sign off with your kid’s name
  1. I have added some message on the left hand size page of the card too.

happy teachers day DIY greeting card craft with kids

How to Make this Happy Teachers Day DIY Greeting Card? #2 Flower Card

  1. Cut the white chart paper in your desired size. This is roughly 6x 4 size.
  1. Dip your kid’s for finger in paint and make dots on the greeting card in round shape to make flower patter.
  1. Repeat the previous step with two more colors. You can use any color combination
  1. Take a paint brush and draw the stem and leaves.
  1. Take blue and light green water colors to paint sky and land to give a little dimension to the image.
  1. Write Happy Teacher’s Day with Black pen.

happy teachers day DIY greeting card craft with kids

happy teachers day DIY greeting card craft with kids

Inside the card

I didn’t want to do two similar arts on both the cards, but still wanted to use his hand.

  1. Put water color or acrylic color on your kids hand and press it on the paper to get the hand print.
  1. Repeat this step with two more colors. You can use any color combination, I have used red, pink and yellow.
  1. Use a paint brush to draw the stem and leaves.
  1. Add a message for the teacher
  1. I have added some message on the left hand side page too.

happy teachers day DIY greeting card craft with kids

Envelopes

I didn’t have any envelopes in this size, so ended up making some envelopes with plain white printing paper. And then just drew some patterns on the edge to give a little look.

happy teachers day DIY greeting card craft with kids

Now wasn’t that an easy DIY Greeting card for Teachers’ Day? We stuck little chocolates on the envelopes for some “muh meetha” time.

By the way did you notice, how my tiny man is dressed up as a teacher today! Fake glasses on and kohl pencil moustache made him look cute. He also said I am an angry pouty teacher!

 

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31 Comments on Happy Teachers Day DIY Greeting Card | Craft with Kids

  1. Geethica
    September 5, 2018 at 5:16 pm (2 months ago)

    Finger and hand painting is one of the favorites of my son. Whenever he does Palm painting on school he wants to practice the same at home too.
    When I will show him your ideas I am sure he’s going to do it that very time.

    Reply
  2. Meenakshi
    September 5, 2018 at 8:00 pm (2 months ago)

    I am reminded of my child’s birthday cards which had similar imprints…Loved your child’s artwork!

    Reply
  3. Priyanka Patwari
    September 5, 2018 at 9:16 pm (2 months ago)

    Great ideas. Love the butterfly card.Your blog is filled with lovely ideas. I really liked it. I too made a greeting card for my kid school project using vegetables to paint. I would love to share it with you.

    Reply
  4. Sanjota Grampurohit
    September 6, 2018 at 4:52 am (2 months ago)

    Aww.. He is very cute 😍 I would love to watch if there is video of him making this card..

    Reply
  5. Ruchi Verma
    September 6, 2018 at 10:20 am (2 months ago)

    This is so cool and nice to give kids values to understand the importance and regards for teachers and it’s so easy to make …Thanks for sharing this Tina!!

    Reply
  6. prisha
    September 6, 2018 at 11:55 am (2 months ago)

    Not all people are artistic and the art shared here is very simple and easy to follow for me and my kids too!

    Reply
  7. Gurjeet Chhabra
    September 6, 2018 at 12:45 pm (2 months ago)

    D.i.y are super cute,creative and easy to make. Teacher going to be super happy as it was made by little artist

    Reply
  8. Dipika Singh
    September 6, 2018 at 2:20 pm (2 months ago)

    Such a lovely card making and look at the Bluey, he is looking lovely. Love the DIY will try the same with Kavya.

    Reply
  9. Sayeri
    September 6, 2018 at 3:21 pm (2 months ago)

    oh he is so cute! Loved his Teacher’s day special Swag :)The Cards are really good.Its an easy DIY for the kids.

    Reply
  10. vidhya thakkar
    September 6, 2018 at 3:24 pm (2 months ago)

    Such a creative post! loved it, so easy and creative techniques.you have amazing articles

    Reply
  11. Jhilmil Bhansali
    September 6, 2018 at 3:56 pm (2 months ago)

    DIY cards with kids is one of the best ways to engage them and enhance creativity. This time, we too made 3 cards together with master A for his teachers who have been with him in his journey.

    Reply
  12. Mrinal Kiran
    September 6, 2018 at 6:08 pm (2 months ago)

    This made me nostalgic… Throughout my childhood I used to give handmade cards to my favourite teachers… I totally love that butterfly design!

    Reply
  13. Amrita Basu (Misra)
    September 6, 2018 at 8:46 pm (2 months ago)

    We make cards the entire time.My little one insists we celebrate every day with a card.Great DIY Card idea

    Reply
  14. Ishieta
    September 6, 2018 at 9:48 pm (2 months ago)

    Lovely ideas of a diy carda. I love the photo of him all dressed up as the teacher… Too adorable!

    Reply
  15. Neha Tambe
    September 6, 2018 at 10:38 pm (2 months ago)

    Aww, so cute! Lovely ideas for.making cute and wonderful cards.

    Reply
  16. Akanksha
    September 6, 2018 at 11:57 pm (2 months ago)

    These are so much lovely ideas not just for teachers day but in general as well. I would love to engage my son in this card making activity.

    Reply
  17. Bushra
    September 7, 2018 at 12:43 am (2 months ago)

    Aww that’s very sweet design he created. I’m his teacher would be proud of him.

    Reply
  18. Siddhi
    September 7, 2018 at 1:04 am (2 months ago)

    I have loved reading your past posts as well but this one was really awesome. These are some extremely innovative ideas here and I can try few in my free time.

    Reply
  19. Ashvini Naik
    September 7, 2018 at 1:00 pm (2 months ago)

    What I absolutely loved about you guys is the simplicity of the card keeping the creativity at a vibrant level!
    I’m sure Armaan’s teacher would have been super impressed. 🙂

    Reply
  20. Sashwata Roy
    September 7, 2018 at 3:59 pm (2 months ago)

    This is so impressive

    Reply
  21. Airene
    September 7, 2018 at 9:26 pm (2 months ago)

    This reminded me of my childhood, I used to make cards for my teachers too and we actually learnt them in school.Every kid needs to learn that handmade gifts are more valuable and gifts bought from outside!

    Reply
  22. Preeti
    September 7, 2018 at 11:43 pm (2 months ago)

    Wow!!! The cards have really come out so well… My 5-year-old girl has learned patterns and insisted on making patterned bead bracelets for her teachers. Hope your kiddo had a great time on Teacher’s Day.

    Reply
  23. Shubhada Bhide
    September 9, 2018 at 8:06 pm (2 months ago)

    Teacher Day is really important to celebrate because of their hard works to teach their students, and that greeting card is so cute. For sure, teachers will love that greeting cards.

    Reply
  24. Pooja Kawatra
    September 10, 2018 at 7:58 am (2 months ago)

    We love the DIY cards for all the occasions and it really gives the feel to celebrate. I am sure teachers would have loved it.

    Reply
  25. Priyadarshani Panda
    September 10, 2018 at 10:42 am (2 months ago)

    loved the butterfly card …i am sure his teachers must have loved the gesture and what a nice way to make kids learn to be grateful and thankful and respect teachers. I loved his swag btw.

    Reply
  26. Yogita Joshi
    September 11, 2018 at 8:52 am (2 months ago)

    These are amazing ideas.. will surely gonna try these ideas on some other occasion..DIY is fun with kiddos

    Reply
  27. Surbhi Mahobia
    September 17, 2018 at 12:05 am (2 months ago)

    Loved the cards! Very creative. Your little one looked super adorable in the Teacher’s Day attire.

    Reply

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