Students are always excited to give a family member a gift but it can be tricky to find something that is feasible to create in a classroom, everyone can use and doesn't break the bank. This year my class decorated mugs to give as holiday gifts and they came out great!
Every student got a white mug and decorated the mug however they chose using Sharpie markers.
Students could choose any person to receive their mug and any occasion to celebrate. Many students chose Christmas or Hanukkah, but one student chose her mom's birthday and another decided it would be a "just because" gift.
After the mugs were decorated I brought them home and baked them at 400 degrees for an hour to set the ink.
The finished mugs were lovely and students were so excited to wrap their gifts and present it to the recipient!