From slime recipes to paper flowers, painted rocks and beyond, these crafts will delight your little artist–and melt the teacher's heart on day one!
Colored Pencil Vase1 of 15
Affordable and super-cute to boot, this is the perfect colorful accessory for any teacher's desk.
Simple Paper Flowers2 of 15
All you need is paper and a few odds and ends to make a bouquet that's guaranteed to never wilt.
Cactus Pet Rocks3 of 15
If she doesn't grin when she sees these adorable little google-eyed rocks, your teacher might actually be a robot.
Glitter Bird Houses4 of 15
Count on extra credit when your kid reveals that these cute little bird condos start with recycled t.p. tubes.
Tic Tac Toe Kit5 of 15
How about customizing this craft by using your kid's school colors for the buttons and cloth?
Teacher's Emergency Stash6 of 15
You will always win with chocolate–just make sure your kid doesn't raid the stash before it makes it to school.
Dragon Eggs7 of 15
Older kids, especially science and fantasy fans, will love making these blinged-out dragon's egg paperweights.
Duct Tape Pencil Pouches8 of 15
There are at least a million uses for duct tape, and these pouches must be among the cutest–and least complicated.
Ruler Planter9 of 15
This adorable gift is taken over the top by an autographed pencil ornament. Use faux plants if you aren't sure about teacher's green thumb.
Galaxy Slime10 of 15
Young scientists will gravitate (get it?) towards this recipe that's just perfect for an out-of-this-world teacher (we just can't stop).
Gratitude Stones11 of 15
So simple and so sweet, bundle a few of these gratitude stones in a small pouch as a thank-you gift.
Cookies in a Jar12 of 15
Who doesn't love cookies? Nobody, that's who. Plus, your kid will love picking a special flavor for the new teacher.
Citrus Sugar Scrub13 of 15
We honestly can't think of anyone more deserving of a little pampering than a hard-working teacher on the first week of school.
Pom Pom Necklaces14 of 15
Prepare for cuteness overload when your young designer proudly presents this stylish accessory. Can you say Instagram moment?