Approximate Time: 10 minutes
First type up the little poem on your computer and print it out. I found this one online. It says:
To make your mother's day fantastic
I made you this flower of plastic.
I give it to you with this special wish.
May it help you scrub each pot and dish.
I want to thank you for all you do.
Happy Mother's Day, I LOVE YOU!
(remove brad and enjoy your kitchen scrubber)
Fold the piece of cardstock in half. This will be your card. Cut out the poem with decorative scissors and glue it on the front of the card. Cut out the stem and leaves for the "flower" on a green piece of paper and glue these onto your card. Push the brad through the middle of the pot scrubber and attach it to the card.
All you have to do is finish the inside of the card with a nice message and give it to mom for Mother's Day.
By luv2craft from Normalville, PA
Approximate Time: 10 in 30 minutes
This should look like a layered dress. Now, you can decide if you want to trim off the dress's second layer and add another layer to make it taper or if you just want to keep it two layers.
By Gem from VA
The size of your card is up to you, if you want to make an envelope or not may be the deciding factor for you. I make some of my own from wallpaper so I don't worry about the size of my cards. This one is around 7x9 inches. I also make homemade paper and like to use it for my cards and book covers, this is what I used on this project.
Decorate each page of the pop out card with photos.
Otherwise you could attach to the front cover.
Enjoy your mother while you have her and ask her every question you can think of. Write down the answers for later reference, every day I wish I could ask my mother something.
By Ann from Loup City, NE
Remember to have the kids sign it.
Hope this gives you a great idea for your mom.
Approximate Time: Less than 30 minutes
"Here's a gift for Mother's Day, I'll try my best in every way. But when you get upset with me, relax and have a cup of tea."
Write a personal message inside the card and tape a tea bag inside.
By Rachel's Mom from Wilkesboro, NC
By Ann from Loup City, NE
Step 1: Gather all the address labels you've received in fund-appeal mailings from nonprofits.
Step 2: Make stickers by cutting the labels so the graphics are separated from the text.
Step 3: Gather all the greeting cards you've received in fund-appeal mailings from nonprofits.
Step 4: Hand out the stickers, greeting cards and envelopes (along with pencils, pens and markers) to kids and let them make Mother's Day cards.
Participating kids' enthusiasm for making their cards just right will wow you. Mothers' delight at receiving the cards will surely be equally awesome.
Want to see a visual demonstration of this tip? Check out the photos of La Roca kids making Mother's Day cards:
Source: Actually, I just made the activity up, because often I need a craft activity for a large number of kids and because I was looking for something to do with all the address labels and greeting cards that nonprofits keep sending me.
By Daria from San Diego, CA