Make that special teacher feel like a star this Teacher Appreciation Day with these fun print-out and make rosettes.
National Teacher Day takes place on the first Tuesday in May and is part of Teacher Appreciation Week, which is celebrated in the United States each year.
In other parts of the world, a number of other countries, including the UK, celebrate their teachers on World Teacher’s Day on October 5.
It’s all thanks to Eleanor Roosevelt, who in 1953, convinced Congress to proclaim National Teacher’s Day. She was a teacher herself until she became the First Lady in 1933. The National Education Association describes Teacher Day ‘as a day for honoring teachers and recognizing the lasting contributions they make to our lives.’
Show your appreciation to your teachers and make them a colorful Meri Meri Teacher Rosette!
Paper or lightweight card
1. There are different rosette colors and designs to choose from, which you can mix and match if you wish. Once you have decided, print out the pages that you need.
2. Carefully cut out the two rectangle strips to make the rosette. Glue the two strips together to make one long length. Glue the tab and stick to the second rectangle where it's labelled ‘Attach Here’.
3. Gently score each dashed line – this will make the folding process easier.
4. Now for accordion folding. There are vertical dashed lines and horizontal dashed lines. Vertical Iines fold in to make valley folds and the horizontal lines fold over to make peak folds. The rosette will take shape as you keep folding. When you have finished, hold the rosette together by attaching some sticky tape to the back.
5. Cut out a ribbon backer. Glue the back of the rosette and stick to the ribbon backer.
6. Cut out a circle or a star for the front of your rosette and attach with glue. Some of the stars are blank for you to write your teacher’s name on.
7. Now attach a safety pin to the back of the rosette. Cut out the small white rectangle. Use sticky tape at the top and bottom of the rectangle with the non-fastening side of the safety pin in the middle underneath.
8. Personalize the rosette by adding a message for your teacher on the back of the rosette or you can even write their name on the ribbons.
9. Present the rosette to your teacher on National Teacher Day and let them wear it with pride!