Teacher’s Day 2016: Paper Doily Lollipop Flowers


Mark Van Doren, a poet and writer once said, “The art of teaching is the art of assisting discovery”.

Teachers play such an important role in our children’s lives.  Whether we homeschool our children or not, we inevitably have teachers some point in time.

For Hannah, these are the inspiring teachers in Sunday School, in swimming and dance classes.  They make classes enjoyable and learning fun.

As we celebrated Teacher’s Day on 2 September in Singapore, we kept our gift simple and doable by the child.  After all, it’s the child’s appreciation to her teacher right? Continue reading Teacher’s Day 2016: Paper Doily Lollipop Flowers


Teachers’ Day 2015: “Tea-riffic Teacher” Tea Lights

Teacher Appreciation Gifts: "Tea-rriffic teacher" tea lights

Happy Teachers’ Day!

We celebrate Teachers’ Day in Singapore today.  These gifts were made for Hannah’s Sunday School teachers.

I was inspired (with the help of Pinterest of course!) to DIY tea lights with washi tape.

Not only do they look adorable, they are absolutely easy to make! Hannah was able to make these on her own.

To make washi tape tea lights, you’ll only need tea lights and colourful washi tapes!

My tea lights were GLIMMA unscented tea lights from Ikea, and the washi tapes from Daiso.

Wrap the washi tape around the tea lights and you’re done!

Teachers Day Gift: Washi Tape Tea Lights

To complete the packaging, I printed the cute gift tags from Rowdy in Room 300.  Then twirled two coloured strings together to make somewhat like a baker’s twine.  The strings could be purchased from Daiso.

I enjoyed making these washi tea lights with Hannah.  We chatted while crafting, and I got to understand my girl a little better through observing the way she gingerly wrap the tea lights, how she insists which pattern should pair up, and who should get which set of tea lights.

And to all homeschool parents in Singapore, give yourself a pat on the back! Happy Teacher’s Day!

Teacher’s Day 2014: DIY Doily Gift Wrap

Teachers Day 2014: DIY Doily Gift Wrap

This Friday is Teacher’s Day in Singapore.  And we wanted to appreciate the teacher volunteers who turn up early every Sunday morning to teach the preschoolers.

We hope to sweeten their day with some Hershey’s Special Dark Pure Chocolate Pearls and Extra Creamy Milk Chocolate Pearls.  For the gift wrap, I bought a pack of doilies from SKP (a shop known for selling packaging items and party ware).  It cost around $3 for 250 pieces. Then, Hannah decorated them with red and pink Dot-A-Dot Art Markers.

I came across a lovely candy bar wrapper by Urban Bliss and found the message apt for our gift.  Thank you Marlynn!

As for Hannah, she enjoyed the process of colouring the doilies and is excited to give her teachers the presents.

It is our simple way of saying thank you for the sacrifices made, the time and effort to care and love our little ones.