Kick-butt End-of-Year DIY Gifts for teachers

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Teachers are awesome.  I love what they do and I think it's important that we show them some love at the end of the school year.  I also love to make things; so it's natural that I often make my kids' teachers gifts at the end of the school year.  You also might know that I am pretty practical and that if I am going to give someone a gift, I hope it will do more than sit on a shelf and take up space.  No tchotchkes from me, no way! 

Last year I made the teachers bug-repellent candles for their back yards.  That was fun and easy to do.  All you need is

a mason jar
some beach rocks
a floating candle
the essential oil of your choice (I used lemongrass)

This year I am getting a little crazy.  I am making "Aromatherapy Playdough" for the teachers.  The recipe looks pretty easy and I wll be sure to post a picture of the final product soon.  This way the teacher can chill out by being creative AND through aromatherapy. Wish me luck and feel free to steal this idea!  Let me know how it goes and good luck!

Update:  Made the play dough and they came out great!  Had fun with packaging and labeling, too. Fancy.

Update:  Made the play dough and they came out great!  Had fun with packaging and labeling, too. Fancy.

Hope this is a fun project and that it saves you some time searching!