Good idea for a student teacher! Teacher's survival kit: Animal cookies for when your classroom seems like a zoo. Band Aids for when things get a little rough. Chewing Gum to help you stick to it. Crayons to color your day bright and cheerful, and more.
Try this DIY Homemade Heating Pad - Handmade Gift Series. A great beginner sewing tutorial. And makes a perfect holiday gifts. You need a sewing machine to make this. But what a great gift to make & receive!