mmm....my art club made little ceramic sponge painted hear pins as thank yous
for my art show volunteers (both parents and staff) they loved them. Easy
to do and very inexpensive. Puzzle pins are fun....also beaded pens are
cool....all inexpensive and fun. One year I went to a volunteer fair and got an
apple shaped dish (sort of like an odds n ends dish) made of clay and glazed.
The teachers had made them for all their volunteers. You can buy bisqueware
mugs for very little money and glaze them. We did that last year for out teacher
appreciation luncheon...huge hit!!! I think it was 2.50 for a cappucino
style mug and saucer. We did 70 of them!! I sponged them with under glaze then
put clear glaze on top.
I hope that helps. One thing I know...is that getting nonsensy kinds of
things...while sweet...kind of leave me feeling that little thought was put into
it. This year at my school, all the classroom teachers got "dinner baskets"
(the parents interrupted my art time to have students sign a plate). I got a
little plant. Real nice huh???