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Today, May 16th,2016, Sunday is Teacher’s Day.
Malaysia had selected this special day in order to celebrate for all teachers in our country.
Although it is not a public holiday, it is a non-study day for the pupils and students, both primary and secondary schools.
On Teacher’s Day, pupils and students celebrate this day with joy and happiness.
Favorite teachers receive stalks or flowers ( rose or carnations), handmade gifts, store bought cards and delicious food such as cakes, cookies and candies from these children.
You can see how popular and disliked teachers by the number of gifts he/she received on Teacher’s Day.
The popularity of a teacher depends on her effort to communicate with the students, guide them when they are unable to understand or to solve subject’s homework .
Being a teacher in charge of a classroom isn’t an easy job.
In order to understand all 35-50 students in 354 days, it will take a lot of time, attention, perseverance and bonding to be able to understand each child.
Making a Teacher’s Day Card
A couple of days ago, my son came back from to and informed me that Sunday is Teacher’s Day.
He said he needn’t have to bring any school books, which means NO HOMEWORK!!
Yes, I said to myself, I can’t stand having to yell at him to finish his homework daily either.
He wanted to make a Teacher’s Day card for his class teacher, Miss W, whom was his teacher for the last 2 years.
Initially, Miss W was his Moral Subject teacher, so he was familiar and closed to her.
The art of Gargantuar- the Zombie
Hence, we got down to work.
He said that he wanted to draw Gargantuar for his teacher.
By all means, go ahead!
I wouldn’t want to restrict his drawing because it is rare for him to drawing willingly for a special someone except himself.
What is a Gargantuar?
It is a zombie, one of the character in Plant vs Zombie, an Android and PC game that boys love to play either online or offline.
It is an achade game where you have to shoot the Garganntuar with peas or bombs.
The above photo is gargantuar which my son had drawn for his teacher.
Yup, you may conclude that he has the talent to draw cartoons too.
Anyway, here is the step by step instruction to make a Handmade Teacher’s Day card.
You should encourage your child to join with you , make this special, one of the kind Teacher’s Day card
- A4 paper- 1pc
- Some color papers- assorted colors, size doesn’t matter
- Old Gift wrapper
- A bottle of glue
- A pair of scissors
- A string of ribbon
- A card board- I used cornflakes paper box
- Pencil or color pencils
Fold A4 paper into half, in portrait size.
Choose any color paper, tear all 4 sides with your fingers.
These zigzag sides should measure the lower bottom of the card as photo shown.
Apply some glue at the back of the color paper, paste it on the lower bottom of the card.
Then, cut out cute gift pictures out of the gift wrapper.
You could choose cute teddy bear characters or anything that your child prefers. Cut out at least 2 of them.
Next, use a pencil of color pencil to draw a pencil on the excess color paper ( any color will do)
Cut the pencil out. You will need 3 of them.
Starting from your left hand side, paste 1 pencil on the zigzag color paper.
Then, leave a small space, paste a gift, then a pencil , then a gift and finally a pencil.
Use your creative mind to make this card lively.
As you can see, I had purposely pasted the pencil sideways.
As for the front card, allow your child to draw the word Teacher’s Day, any designs as he likes.
Let him be creative with his own designs.
It doesn’t matter whether the alphabet size are not consistent, too big or too small, ugly or unreadable.
Just let his imagination flow freely.
Allow him to decide whether to color or not.
My son doesn’t want to color, he prefers black and white, I let him be
As for the inner card, you can help your child to write or print Teacher’s Day Quotes which you can find HERE.
Alternatively, encourage your child to write what he thinks of his teacher, what he wanted to say.
Your child may not have the slightest idea as he is still young, you could give him some suggestion for example:
Thank you teacher for everything
Thank you teacher for being you
In addition to it, you could request your child to draw a picture for his teacher.
Since my son had drawn a Gargantua, I had pasted the zombie onto a cardboard, cut out along the shape.
I had purposely used a cardboard to make the zombie paper firmer, into a Bookmark.
Remember to leave a small circle at the top.
You will need to punch a small hole in order to pull in the ribbon.
Then, tie a ribbon or a knot, to form a Bookmark for his teacher.
This is the Gargantuar Bookmark that he had created.
There you have it, a handmade Teacher’s Day card and a zombie Bookmark for the sweet teacher.
How to make an envelope
You may not have a big envelope for this card.
So, I would suggest that you make a DIY envelope pocket instead.
Fold another A4 paper into half , portrait size.
Seal the opening side (the bottom and the right/left hand side ) with a cellotape or glue.
Slip in the handmade Teacher’s day card.
A simple handmade card Teacher’s Day card to show his appreciation and gratitude towards his favorite teacher.
Print Out Card
If your child is lazy to draw or you are not keen in handmade craft, you could opt for print out Teacher’s Day Card.
You can try HERE for some great ideas.
Wishing all a Happy Teacher’s Day
All photos and ideas belonged to peachpurple and son