Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Teacher Appreciation {A Person's a Person}

I got an email over the weekend, asking me to decorate my daughter's Kindergarten teacher's classroom door for Teacher Appreciation Week.  The catch was, they wanted me to do it Monday morning or afternoon.  My weekend was packed, so I spent Monday putting together a fun door cover.
The classroom is decorated in elephants, so I wanted to use them some way.
Then it came to me.  Horton Hears a Who!
What better for the wonderful person who took care of the the littlest ones for the year? 
I used my Silhouette to cut out the lettering, using the Doctor Soos Bold font. 
I sketched out Horton by looking at a picture from the book.
I added some packing paper to the ears and trunk to make it 3D.
Seeing as it would be touched by dozens of kids all week, I wanted to use something that would hold it together better than Elmers, so I used hot glue...And burnt the crap out of my finger!
That's what I get for rushing when using hot, sticky substances.
I wanted to add some red bushes around his feet, but ran out of time.
All in all, though, I am pretty happy with how it turned out.
I hope Mrs. Schurter loves it as much as we love her!

So what are you doing for Teacher Appreciation this year?
You can go here to see all of my Teacher Appreciation ideas.


  1. As a teacher in an elementary school, I just love the door. You did a great job with Horton. Perfect for a teacher of little ones.

  2. Such a precious idea! Sharing with my school!

  3. Awww. I would have loved this on my door when I was teaching!! So very cute! Thanks for sharing at oopsey daisy!