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End of Year Appreciation Gifts Round Up

Whether you go to school or homeschool, the year is almost over and now is a perfect time to give your special teachers or mentors a gift to show them your appreciation for how much they've helped you this year. I've collected nine sparkle crafts that are easy to make and will bring a lot of joy to whom ever receives them.


bird nest basket 15 |www.sparklestories.com| by thistle by thimble

Bird Nest Baskets

This basket is quick and easy for little hands to make. Incorporate fabric, yarn, or materials from your previous homeschool year projects to make it extra special.

Find the tutorial HERE.


sparkle craft- beaded light catcher - Sparkle Stories Beaded Window Catchers

These window catchers are a lovely gift to brighten up any homeschool room.

Find the tutorial HERE.


milk and oatmeal bath powder 9 | www.sparklestories.com| so many fairies Milk and Oatmeal Soap

Show your homeschool teacher a little love with these lovely homemade heart-shaped soaps.

Find the tutorial HERE.


peace owl amulets 7 | www.sparklestories.com| by thistle by thimble Peace Owl Amulets

Combine the wisdom you learned last year with handcrafts and you can create these owl amulets. Your homeschool teacher is bound to love these cute, peaceful art pieces. Find the tutorial HERE.


hamsa scarecrow kc1 DIY Hamsa Scarecrow Does your homeschool teacher garden? Or are you going to nature school? Make your teacher a hand-crafted good luck charm for their garden.

Find the tutorial HERE.


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Hanging Earth Art

These hanging earth art medallions are a super easy gift for your homeschool teacher that can be completed by little hands without any extra help.

Find the tutorial HERE.


Sparkle Stories - DIY Handmade Woven Tapestry

Handwoven Tapestry

This handwoven tapestry is an extra-special way to tell your parent guide that you love them — especially if they have taught you to weave this year.

Find the tutorial HERE.


watercolor circles DIY thank you note

Watercolor Thank You Notes If there is one thing kids know, it is how to make paper into beautiful art. These thank you cards are no exception. A simple thank you made with love will be greatly appreciated.

Find the tutorial HERE.


Sparkle Stories - DIY Colorful Silhouettes

Colorful Silhouettes

This one will take a little help from an adult helper, but it's a beautiful way to remind your mentor that you are grateful. And it makes a fun art piece for your homeschool space.

Find the tutorial HERE.


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About the Author

KC Pagano
Sparkle Stories Media Maven

KC is a full-time radical homemaker and mama to two spunky little girls. She writes about all kinds of radical goodness, from gardening and cooking with whole foods to attachment parenting, high needs toddlers, crafting, sewing, homeschooling, and mama musings. Read more on her blog Olive and Owl.