Mother's Day Crafts
As we all know this coming Sunday is this Sunday! All the hardworking moms deserve appreciation, especially after this past year, so why not show her your love and appreciation, even if you're on a budget?
Here are some fun and easy crafts from Good Housekeeping that'll for sure put a smile on your mother's face:
Pop Up Flower Card
Card stock in A6 (or fold a piece of A5 in half)
Green paper – though light card a bit better for stability and to avoid wrinkling
Assorted scraps of colored paper
Begin by cutting your green sheet of A5 paper down a little, so it fits inside your card stock – with a nice rim around the edge.
Fold in half.
Cut some slits. Two long ones about half way, two shorter ones about 1/3 of the way, then two long, two short, two long.
Life these cuts up and create a crease, they will become the stems of your pop up flowers.
Open you green sheet of paper up and now turn these stems “inside out”.
Carefully glue your green sheet of paper with the pop up flower stems onto your card stock.
Now draw simple black flowers on your colored paper in varying sizes. You can also add bees and ladybirds.
Cut these all out.
Carefully stick your paper flowers to your stems. Add paper leaves to your pop up flowers if you wish.
You can add a little card to the back of the flowers that go on the back of the card, to make them pop a little too.
Just to finish off your 3D Flower Card for kids – stick some flowers into the outside of your flower card and envelope!
Pom Pom Flower Box
Acrylic Paint Jars Primary
Colored Craft Sticks
Hot Glue ***May Require Adult Assistance
Brown Textured Craft Foam
Craft Knife ***May Require Adult Assistance
Gather your supplies.
Paint (30) skill sticks white.
To create the box base, attach the ends of skill sticks as shown. Each side of the base uses (3) sticks.
To attach each side together, glue the two ends of the middle skill sticks together.
Continue building upon the base, the same way as you created it.
Measure the sides of the finished box, then draw a box the same size on craft foam.
Cut out and attach foam rectangle to the bottom of the box.
Cut brown textured foam sheet in half. We used 8″ x 5 1/2″ foam sheets and needed (2) sheets total.
Glue the ends of the foam sheet to the inside of the box, creating a small hill, as shown.
Press down in the middle of the foam hill and glue, to create (2) smaller hills.
Repeat until the box is full.
Write “MOM’S FLOWERS” using foam stickers.
Glue a 1″ pom to a green craft stick.
Glue a different color of 1″ poms around the first pom.
Repeat until you have as many flowers as you’d like.
Use a craft knife to create small slits in the tops of the hills.
Insert the flowers into the slits.
Mother’s Day Button Art
1 Wooden letter
1 bag of colored buttons
Acrylic paint and Foam brush (We bought white letters, so we didn’t need the paint. If you have naked wood, you may want to paint it before applying your buttons)
Hot glue gun or glue dots
Using a foam brush, paint letter with acrylic paint. Allow to dry for at least 10 minutes. You may want to do two coats.
Attach a button to your glue dot and lift it up off of the adhesive backing. If you’re using a glue stick, drop dots onto the wooden letter as you go to glue the buttons on.
Apply your buttons to the wooden letter. Repeat until the surface of the letter is completely covered.
Cut a length of ribbon to hang your letter. Attach the ribbon with your glue gun (it holds the weight better than a glue dot)