Saturday, April 18, 2009

Teacher's Birthday Card

Maya's kindergarten teacher had a birthday last week. I volunteer in the class and so I know what an incredible teacher she is and how much she loves her students. So I wanted to do something special for her from her students.
I snuck in to the playground during recess time for a few days and had a little "craft station" set up where I was able to get all of the kids' hand prints with paint.

I then cut them all out with their signatures.
I glued them onto a poster board which I had folded in half to make a card.

I then had Maya and Kai paint and decorate a piece of paper with all the letters to spell "Happy Birthday". (I have found this easier to do then having them decorate each individual letter)
I cut those letters out when they were all done and glued them to the front of the card.

It was a HUGE hit. She loved it!


  1. GREAT IDEA!!! Where were you 2 weeks ago when I had to Anders' teacher's birthday?! :) So smart to have them color/paint the letters and THEN cut them out! Brilliant! Why didn't I think of that?!

    Love the big posterboard card! I shall copy that one for sure!