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Travel Coasters for Teacher Appreciation Day

Teachers work hard every day to inspire a love of learning in our children. If you are looking for a creative way to thank them for all they do, look no further than this fun and functional craft for Teacher Appreciation Week.

Kids of all ages can easily make these coasters, which will appeal to every teacher’s sense of adventure.

Supplies:

Small to medium sized lids from yogurt, oatmeal or coffee containers
Travel magazines and/or old maps
Scissors
A pencil
Glue
An old paintbrush
A small cup of water (optional)

Step 1: Choose some travel images or map selections. These might be based on places your child’s teacher has visited or spoken about.

Little Passports Blog Travel Coasters for Teacher Appreciation Craft Supplies

Step 2: Place a lid on a picture and trace with a pencil.

Little Passports Blog Travel Coasters for Teacher Appreciation Tracing Coasters with Circle

Step 3: Then, cut out the image.

Little Passports Blog Travel Coasters for Teacher Appreciation Cutting out circles

Step 4: You may have to trim the pictures a little bit in order to get them to fit inside the lids.

Little Passports Blog Travel Coasters for Teacher Appreciation Circles Ready for Gluing

Step 5: Cover the inside of each lid with glue using an old paintbrush to spread it around evenly. If you find the glue is a little thick, simply add a drop or two of water to thin it out. But don’t overdo it!

Little Passports Blog Travel Coasters for Teacher Appreciation Applying Glue to Lids

Step 6: Carefully place the pictures in the lids.

Little Passports Blog Travel Coasters for Teacher Appreciation Placing Pictures in Lids

Step 7: Paint glue over top of the pictures to seal them.

Little Passports Blog Travel Coasters for Teacher Appreciation Sealing Circles with Glue

Step 8: As an option, you can glue some jute rope around the inner edges of the coasters.

Little Passports Blog Travel Coasters for Teacher Appreciation adding optional jute string

Voila! A customized (and useful) gift any teacher would be happy to receive.

Little Passports Blog Travel Coasters for Teacher Appreciation Finished Coasters

Bonus ideas: Use images of food, pets, school supplies, or works of art to decorate your coasters.

 

 

 

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