Last Friday was the last school day before the two weeks school holiday starts. JY’s school was celebrating Teacher’s Appreciation Day on that day and they were organizing a small party in the school compound.
I made these happy froggy bentos for JQ’s teachers the week before when they were celebrating Teacher’s Day. But this round knowing that I’ll be on mid night work Thursday night, making bento for JY’s teachers is definitely out of my list.
Hoping that we could show our sincere appreciation, I decided to let JY make some handicraft gifts instead for his teachers.
I was trying to look for some handicraft gift ideas online and I came across this lovely chalkboard flower pot with paper flowers at Kelli’s blog. I thought that was lovely and yet not too tough for JY to make.
So I went on and sourced for the all the materials we need to make the blooming flower pot as I named it.
Instead of using ceramic flower pots, I decided to use some plastic glasses instead. Reason being, this would be much safer and lighter for JY to carry to his school because he has to carry 8 of them!
To make the flower pot look more interesting, I discussed with JY and we decided to make a ladybug for each of the pots besides two different sizes flowers. Once decided, we immediately start working on it – JY do the tracing on the art papers, I cut them out and he put them together by sticking the flowers to the colourful pencils and ladybugs to the lollipop sticks.
Work in progress for the flowers.
And here we go, the big flowers, small flowers and the ladybugs all set to be put into the plastic glass.
We filled up the glasses with stripes of the green crepe paper and put in the flowers, the ladybug, and a small paper for writing messages attached to the pot using the paper clip and we are done!
Initially we just planned to make a total of eight blooming flower pots, but we ended up making twelve! Eight pots for his teachers in school and four for his extra curriculum activity’s teachers. He insisted that he has to give the other four teachers too since they are also his beloved teachers.
Hope the teachers will like these little gift!