I wanted a fun (and useful!) DIY Valentine gift for all the teachers in my son’s Parents Day Out program. This simple crayon-themed Gift Basket also works as a Pencil Holder once all the candy is gone! Since most of the supplies come from the Dollar Store, it’s affordable… only $3 apiece to make. This is a great gift basket idea for ANYONE with a desk job (not just a teacher) — if the gift is intended to come from a kid. See the steps to make your own super simple teacher gift baskets!
Watercolor resist is a technique that artists use to create interesting effects in their paintings. The basic idea is that wax or oil will resist water-based paints; the paint won’t stick to it. You can use this technique to create beautiful paintings of ocean life or anything else your imagination can dream up.
The Ojo de Dios, or Eye of God, is a Native American craft of the Huichol Indians of northwestern Mexico.
The Eye of God is a symbol of the power of seeing and understanding the unknown. They are made for children when they are born and a new eye is added for each year until they are five. All you need for this project are two relatively straight sticks and some yarn or string.