Mother’s Day Crafts

Here are some great ways to get your kids involved (dads, we’re talking to you). They even make great gifts for the Grandmas!

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♥  Light colored cotton shirt, pre-washed. Make sure it’s not ribbed  cotton, you want it smooth to the touch. You can purchase plain T’s at a craft store or you could also snag one from mom’s pajama drawer (which is what we did)

♥ Fabric Markers

♥ Paper bag or flat cardboard

What you do:

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  1. Place a paper bag or a piece of flat cardboard inside the shirt
  2. Have your child(ren) place their hands on the shirt and draw around their hands with a fabric marker.
  3. Go over it again to make it appear darker on the shirt
  4. Let dry

Tip: For younger children, trace their hands on paper (with a ball point pen or sharp pencil), cut it out then draw about the cut-out hand (on the shirt) with the fabric marker. My 3-year-old barely sat still long enough to trace his hand so I knew my 1-year-old would want nothing to with with it. Doing it this way is also leaving less of a chance that you will mess up the shirt.

Heart Book

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♥ 3-5 pieces of construction paper

♥ Circle hole punch

♥ Yarn

♥ Crayons

♥ Scissors

What you do:

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  1. Lay the construction paper in a pile and fold down the middle
  2. Draw half of a heart on one of the folded sides
  3. Carefully cut around the marking with the paper still folded
  4. Give the hearts to your child(ren) so that they can color and write on each one
  5. Once they are done coloring, place the hearts in the order you want them and fold them again
  6. Take the hole punch and punch three half circles along the crease and open back up to the heart shape
  7. String yarn through the holes and tie it in a bow to secure

Tip: have your older child write a poem or a love note. Adding pictures, of your child(ren), to the pages also make a great finishing touch.

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Paper Flowers in a Vase

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♥ Empty toilet paper roll

♥ Flat cardboard

♥ Crayons

♥ Tissue paper

♥ Pipecleaners

♥ Scissors

♥ Tape

What you do:

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  1. Fold the tissue paper accordion-style (approx. 1″ folds) length wise (do this with two full pieces of tissue paper per flower)
  2. Once folded, cut each one in half
  3. Lay folded pieces on top of one another
  4. Twist a pipecleaner around the center
  5. Carefully pull the tissue up and spread the pieces apart to form the flower

To make the vase:

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  1. Trace around the toilet paper roll
  2. Leaving at least a half and inch room (beyond the traced marking) cut out a circle
  3. Have your child(ren) decorate and color the toilet paper roll
  4. Tape the toilet paper roll to the cardboard circle

 

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Gift Bags

What you need:

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♥ White paper lunch bags

♥ Crayons

♥ Tissue paper

What you do:

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  1. Have your child(ren) decorate and color the bag
  2. Place your handmade gift in the bag, stuff it with tissue paper
  3. Give it to MOM!

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