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Back-to-School Bucket of Supplies Teacher’s Gift Idea

By Cindy Hopper

Every year when the kids go back to school, we like to give our new teacher a little gift to start the year off right.  We came up with an idea to let the teacher know that we think this school year will be “buckets of fun” with them as the teacher!

Bucket decorated and filled with teacher's supplies with gift tag for teacher's gift

This is really an easy craft and a great way to get your child excited for school!

A bunch of markers laying next to a metal bucket

What you will need:

  1. A Metal Bucket  (Like this one )
  2. Paint Pens 
  3. Supplies you’ll think your child’s teacher will need during the school year
  4. White cardstock (for printing gift tag)

How to make your bucket gift for teachers:

Begin by decorating the bucket any way you like!  These Elmer’s Painters work great on metal!

a girl painting a metal bucket with a paint marker

We decorated ours with our school mascot the Farley Fox!

child's painting of a green and white fox on a metal bucket

Once the paint has dried, fill the bucket with the supplies you have chosen and arrange them to your liking. Lastly, download the gift tag below. Print in color on white cardstock and attach to the bucket.  That’s it!  Now you have a simple, but useful gift to give your child’s teacher!

Printable Gift Card: Buckets Of Fun Printable Gift Tag (download, print and cut).

More Back-to-School Ideas from Alpha Mom:

  1. Back-to-School Friendship Bracelet Cards 
  2. First Day of School Photos 
  3. Fun Back-to-School Door Hanger Printables 
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Cindy Hopper

Cindy Hopper was fortunate to be raised in a family who appreciated the arts. This background led to a Bachelor’s Degree in Art Education. With a keen eye for design and color, Cindy has cont...

Cindy Hopper was fortunate to be raised in a family who appreciated the arts. This background led to a Bachelor’s Degree in Art Education. With a keen eye for design and color, Cindy has continued her love of art and is now passing her creative skills on to her three children. Cindy’s family and friends are the beneficiaries of her passion for fun and meaningful creative projects.

Cindy’s personal blog, Skip to My Lou, has taken her love of a project to new levels. Postings keep the family busy -– from testing new recipes for holiday treats to designing and building floats for a neighborhood parade to making fabric rolls to hold crayons to creating themed parties. Cindy seems to have an unending supply of ideas for gifts, parties and rainy days.

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What a fun idea! Our supply list is SO long and it gets really expensive with multiple kids. I like this, since you don’t have to spend a lot of money and it is nice to do something for the teachers.