Kids Mother’s Day Craft ideas

Sunday May 13th  is Mothers Day this year so  I thought it would be a good time to plan in advance some great crafts that you could make with your children to show your host Mom just how much she is loved.

Gifts do  not need to be brought or be  expensive for them to be received well or to have great meaning. Take some time to review these ideas to make a  great card  of craft for your host mom this year. Home made crafts are special because they make a lasting memory

Remember a GREAT GIFT that cost nothing is a simply HUG and THANK YOU ….

FOR GREAT CARD IDEAS CLICK HERE

What you’ll need:

  • Black cardstock or construction paper
  • Tissue paper or kite paper (various colors)
  • Craft knife
  • Double-sided padded tape
  • Scissors
  • Pencil
  • Glue stick
  • Pattern

How to make it:

Step 1: MAKING THE CARD

  1. Trace and cut out stained glass window patterns with colored cardstock.
  2. Have an adult cut out the inside of window shapes (as indicated) using a craft knife.
  3. Glue down various colors of tissue paper over the window cut outs on the inside front of the card.

Step 2: MAKING THE BUTTERFLY

  1. Trace and cut out butterfly patterns onto cardstock.
  2. Have an adult cut out all the shapes on butterfly wings and head using a craft knife.
  3. Glue various colors of tissue paper over the cut out shapes on the “wrong” side of the butterfly.
  4. Cut out antennas from black cardstock and then glue antennas on back of butterfly’s head.
  5. Slightly bend butterfly’s wings forward.
  6. Place double-sided padded tape on back of butterfly.
  7. Place butterfly on the front center of card.

Tips:

  • Replace colored tissue with white cardstock and use coloring crayons.
  • When writing the note inside your Mother’s Day card, use metallic or “milky” pens that will contrast with the dark paper.
Photo Flower Bouquet

Looking for a bouquet of flowers that will never wilt or die? Make this precious keepsake for Mom or Grandma this Mother’s Day and they will cherish it always.

Be sure to visit our other great Mother’s Day fun including Mother’s Day crafts,cards for mom and Mother’s Day recipes to spoil mom with on her special day!

What you’ll need:

  • Construction paper, various colors
  • Glue stick
  • Photos
  • Scissors
  • Tape
  • Green chenille stems, one for each flower
  • Optional: patterned paper

How to make it:

  1. Cut photos into circles to be used as the center of the flower.
  2. Cut simple flower shapes out of construction paper.
  3. Glue photo circle to the center of the flower.
  4. This step is optional: Glue construction paper flower to a piece of patterned paper. Cut around the flower giving your construction paper about a half-inch border of patterned paper.
  5. Tape chenille stem to the back of your flower. Make sure the tape is secure by pressing onto the tape with your fingernail.
  6. Trim ends of chenille to the length you desire, depending on what you are using as a vase. If making a handheld bouquet, don’t trim the chenille; simply tie a ribbon bow around them all.

Tips:

  • Instead of patterned paper, have children color white paper with various colored markers or crayons and use that as your border.
  • If you find it easier, instead of cutting around the border, trace it lightly first with a pencil, then cut.
  • Even the littlest of children can make this craft, simply help them by cutting out photos and flower ahead of time and have them help with the gluing and taping.
  • If you need a pretty keepsake vase to place your flowers in, try ourFingerprint Flower Vase!

Wednesday, 9 May 2012 9:54 PM

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