Do you have someone who gives you a helping hand? Why not let them know by stuffing a pair of warm winter gloves with goodies and giving them this gift to show your appreciation?
You can make a helping hand glove set for your room helper(s), or teacher’s assistant or make some for a few of your close teacher friends. They also make a nice gift for the school secretary or other volunteers. I’ve made poems for both kinds.
It’s up to you what items you want to stuff inside. I included practical “pamper yourself” things that a helper might find useful, purchased at two of my favorite stores: Bath & Body & Yankee Candle.I enjoy making jewelry so I purchased some pretty beads at Hobby Lobby and made a bracelet to put on the cuff for that extra touch of pizzazz.
If you’re making a lot and want to keep the cost down, The Dollar Store sells all of the ingredients including the gloves! Here are a few suggestions:
Things that are hand-related:
- A tube of hand lotion
- Glittery nail polish
- A cute emery board or “forever” nail file
- Key chain nail clippers
- Purse-size-wonderful smelling hand disinfectant
Things to stick into the fingers:
- Lip balm
- Roll-on perfume
- Life Saver candies
- Pack of Gum
- Purse-size Kleenex
- Votive candle
- Favorite candy bar
I’ve also made a cute little “meanings” for the things above and why you might include them in your gift glove.
I’ve given you a DOC form so you can revamp the list for what you include in yours. Click on the link to view/print the Gift Glove meanings list.
- Click on the link to view/print the Gift Glove article, directions, pictures, & poems.
Merry Christmas and a grateful high-five thank you, to all of the many helping hands that have made my life so much easier through out my years of teaching,
and to all of you reading this, who make the time to be those helping hands in the lives of others!