Here is a Simply Lovely Tile Gift each parent will love to receive this year. Every teacher is packing in the arts and crafts this week to get the holidays gifts prepped for their students’ families. Teacher love finding simple, easy, lovely, and cheap crafts their students can help create from their hearts. Here is a simple craft your pocket book will LOVE but not nearly as much as your parents will.
Simply Lovely Tile Gift Supplies
Here is what you will need:
One tile per student
Black Sharpie Marker (easy to find, Amazon link here)
Apple Barrel Acrylic Craft Paint (I usually buy the bigger bottles once every few years,
but here is an Amazon link to a variety pack of 2 oz. bottles)
Krylon Clear Acrylic Spray (I usually purchase two cans at a time to make sure I have left overs.)
Don’t get scared by this supply list. Most of these item you already have in your classroom.
And the others you don’t have to buy each year, but just as needed.
Cost of Simply Lovely Tile Gift
Last year I found these simple white tiles at Lowes for 17 cents each.
This year I found simple white tiles at Home Depot for 16 cents each.
You may see a small “design” on the tiles. It is a material that allows the tiles to be stacked without scratching the one below it. It pulls off easily and cleanly.
How to Prep Simply Lovely Tile Gift
First, I wrote the word love in cursive on the tiles with a black Sharpie. (How fun would it be to create these with a silver Sharpie to see how that looks.) You can write the student’s name and year on it now if you desire, I do. The goal is for the word “love” to look like a string that holds lights.
Then, I used a small plate to place a small portion of each Apple Barrel Acrylic Craft Paint. My students use their finger tips to dip into the paint and then around the word “love” to create the lights on the string. Some students want to create a pattern while others prefer to stick with one color. This is their creation so let their juices flow. I use a simple baby wipe to clean off fingers and call it a wrap for students.
After laying out the tiles to dry completely, I take them outside and spray them down with the Krylon Clear Acrylic Spray. I keep them outside without touching them until they are completely dry.
We wrap these simple lovely tile gifts in tissue paper for safekeeping until our other ornaments are ready.
I send home all our creations in one gift bag at one time.
Sincerely, I have to tell you that I am not sure where this idea came from
because I have done this for a few years.
I am not sure if this was a Pinterest inspired from years ago or
if I got the idea from these freebie cards from Simple Kinder.
Nevertheless, this is a great craft for your students to create this year.