20 Incredible DIY Gifts for Teachers
Celebrate Teachers’ Day in a creative way
Giant Backyard Jenga Game
This bench can be completed in a weekend, and costs between $100 and $500 to build, depending on your choice of wood.
Simple Folding Chair
It costs $20 to $100 to make, depending on the wood you choose. The chair shown is made from cedar, but you could also use Cypress fir or pressure-treated wood.
You can build a chair like this in a day, easily.
Frame up World Teacher’s Day with a Ruler Picture Frame
Photo: Courtesy of A Cottage in the City
Crayon Picture Frame
Photo: Courtesy of Sweet Rose Studio
Create a Sand and Water Table
Photo: Courtesy of EricsProjects
Construct a Small Sitting Stool
Make Milk Crate Seats
Photo: Courtesy of K’s Classroom Kreations
Learn the ABCs of Alphabet Blocks
For the Budding Electrician
The littleBits Electronics Base Kit is a bit of an investment, but it’s worth the price. Kids can safely play with and learn about electricity, all without wiring, soldering, or programming. This gift develops basic STEM principles that might come in handy in the future. You just might make a mini electrician or electrical engineer out of it!
Add a Pegboard Wall
Pipe up with PVC pipe for phonics phones
Add in an Anchor Chart
Photo: Courtesy of Crafting Connections
Create a Radical Reading Corner
Photo: Courtesy of Farmtastic Fun in 2nd Grade
Shove Things in a Storage Bin for the Classroom
Class up the Classroom with Storage Bins
Build an Easel
Photo: Courtesy of Lazy Liz on Less