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Creative and Simple Craft Ideas for Mother’s Day!

Jolanda Garcia asked:

May is the time to honor and thank mothers, grandmothers, and just-like-a-mom women in your circle of family and friends for all that they do in raising children. We have prepared some special Mother’s Day craft gift ideas and fun Mother’s Day-inspired activities to share with that special someone.

Thumbprint Note Cards

Cut a piece of paper to desired size (5 inches by 4 inches is a nice size) and fold in half. Have children place thumb or finger in a stamp pad and make 5 or 6 thumb or fingerprints on front of card. Draw stems and leaves with a green crayon or marker. Extension: Make 5 or 6 cards, tie together with a ribbon, and give as Mother’s Day present.

Hugs and Kisses

Provide children each with a small wooden or cardboard box. Have them paint their box. After the box is dry, let them decorate the box with markers, stickers, sequins, glitter, etc. Next, have children shred some paper (use a variety of colors) and fill the box with it. Have them add some Hershey’s Kisses, Hugs, or other candy. Finally have children attach the following poem to the box and then give it to their Mom for Mother’s Day.

This is a very special box

That’s just for you from me.

It’s filled with hugs and kisses

So you’ll always think of me.

Decorative Soap

Cut a piece of felt, decorative paper, or fabric to fit around a bar of soap. Wrap the material around the soap and glue. Let dry. Decorate the top and sides of the bar of soap with small silk flowers, ribbon, lace, sequins, beads, etc.

Heart Pendant

Mix together one cup flour, one cup warm water, one-fourth cup salt, 2 teaspoons cream of tartar, one teaspoon oil, and a few drops of food coloring. Roll out dough. Use a heart-shaped cookie cutter to cut out heart shapes. Poke a hole at the top of the heart big enough to thread yarn or ribbon through. Let dry. Paint heart. Spread a thin layer of glue on heart and sprinkle with glitter. Add sequins or small beads if desired. Thread the yarn or ribbon. Wrap in tissue paper or gift wrap.

Mother’s Day Party

Mother’s Day is a great reason to have a party with family and close friends. Get everyone together for a breakfast, picnic, brunch, garden party or barbecue. Include friends who are close to your mom if they are not celebrating with their own family, or combine the celebrations to honor all of the moms, grandmothers and just-like-a-mom women in your circle of family and friends.

Mother’s Day Activity Mom and I Booklet

Make a “Mom and I” booklet with your child. On the front cover, glue a picture of you and your child. On the next pages, help your child complete the following: Mom and I like to play __________. Mom and I like to eat __________. Mom and I like to go to __________. Mom and I like to read __________. Mom and I like to watch __________. Assemble the pages to make a booklet.

Mommy’s Little Helper

Mother’s Day is a great day for children to express how much they appreciate what Mom does for them. Encourage children to help Mom by doing things like dusting, folding laundry, watering plants, clearing the table, etc.

Whether the special woman in your life is your mom, grandmother, sister, or friend, I hope you’ll enjoy sharing our Mother’s Day inspired crafts and handmade Mother’s Day cards, games, and activities with that special someone.

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