If you haven’t had a “Special Delivery” in the nursery or school bag and you have time over the next few days we have included a few homemade, inexpensive craft ideas for Mothers Day cards and gifts. They are fairly straightforward so maybe one to show to any last minute dads who might need reminding on Saturday!
Handmade Bunch of Flowers
These are really easy – younger children will need a bit of help with the cutting but older ones will be able to have a go. Cut out the leaves. For the flower, cut out the shape and fold 3 times. We used a green plastic straw (type with the bendy bit) which we won’t be buying again to help the environment but we have then so we are using them up!
Again very easy and the children could decorate them further with patterns, glitter, sticks etc. All you need is a lolly stick, petals (again younger ones may need help cutting out), a circle and a cup case. The children loved using the glue sticks to assemble.
A lovely gift to make with younger children. All you need is some paint in Mummy’s favourite colour and some green pipe cleaners. Make handprints with the little ones, allow to dry, cut them out and then attach to the pipe cleaners and add a card.
Easy to make – fold the green paper in half and staple into a circle (top and bottom) then use the scissors to cut down (leave bottom 1 – 2 cm intact). Depends how old your children are as to how much you will have to do. Then they can decorate with stickers.
Finger/hand printing is so easy and lots of fun without the mess – there are loads of ideas on Pinterest.
All you need is the plant pot, seeds, compost, stick, something to decorate. Lovely present to give and hopefully it will grow! The children can decorate the “flag” (what my kids call it) how they wish. They could decorate the pot too!
*** Pictures courtesy of Pinterest and Mumbler’s own ***