My latest commission was to create something to give to a teacher as a leaving card.

The only shapes I could think of that were associated with teachers were a blackboard, a mortarboard hat thing, an owl, and an apple. They all seemed a bit inaccurate (and/or old-fashioned), but the apple won in the end because it was a nice simple shape.

Then I cut out the names of all of the children in the teacher’s class (being careful to make sure that the dots on the “i”s were all attached to something so they didn’t fall off when they were cut out):

laser-cut apple for the teacher
Laser-cut apple for the teacher