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This is a guide about making Mother's Day bath salts. A container of Homemade bath salts is an easy project for an older child to make as a gift for their mom.
Here is the perfect gift for family and friends, that you can whip up in a matter of minutes. This flower pin is easy to make and they turn out so very beautiful. Everyone will want one.
Total Time: 20 minutes
First water down the Elmer's glue in a small container. With your paintbrush "paint" the watered down glue inside the communion cup. Put the ripped up tissue paper on the inside of the cup. Then paint more glue over the tissue paper. This takes about a day to dry.
Then draw the white part of your flower on construction paper or printer paper. I made 10 flowers on each sheet and copied them on my printer to save time. Cut these out.
Cut 1 green pipe cleaner in half. (1 full size pipe cleaner makes 2 flowers) Now you can glue everything together. With your hot glue gun, glue the communion cup onto the center of the white flower. Then glue the "stem" on the back of the flower.
The vase is pretty simple. Just hot glue the ribbon around the middle and make a bow out of a separate piece of ribbon and glue that on the vase.
It's a good idea to put some little rocks in the bottom of your vase so it doesn't tip over easily.
By luv2craft from Normalville, PA
Mothers day gift made with flowers and pot. Take the foam and push into pot. I used a tin pot but you can use any kind you want. Glue item of your choosing on to one end of the dowel then push into foam any where you want.
This is a little bit harder craft for older kids to make for Mother's Day. It's inexpensive but very pretty.
Take a pretty envelope and fill it with IOUs for everything from hair-brushing to back rubs; foot soaks and foot rubs to facials or any other service you can think of that would be enjoyed by Mom or Grandmother.
This is a guide about making a memory jar. A thoughtful, memorable gift for a friend or family member is a memory jar.
This is a Mother's Day e-card that I created. I took this picture of California poppies in our front yard (aren't they beautiful?) and used Photoshop to add the text.
This started out as a door hanger he could make for his mom. Grandma's Idea: The door hanger would look cute with all these little hand and foot prints all over it. Aiden's Idea: All it really needs is two hands and two feet (after all, isn't that what we have?)
Bend one piece of construction paper in half. On one half draw in pencil a large triangle. Cut along the penciled lines to cut the triangle out.
As a preschool Sunday School teacher, I had the children plant flowers to be good size by Mother's Day. To decorate our plastic margarine/butter/sour cream containers, I wanted to make them look like the floral shop plants.
I know I love real flowers from my kids but it is always sad when they are gone and I have to throw them away. So here is a way that you can have a bouquet that lasts and can be used in a vase as a centerpiece for that Mother's Day table.
For my mother last year I took a plain board (9x11 inches) and sanded it smooth. Then I let my children pick 3 different colored craft paints that matched. I primed the board and gave it a base coat of one of their color picks.
This is a guide about making a paper clip bracelet. Paper clips are a great item to use in kid crafting projects.
Make a square frame using four popsicle sticks. Glue construction paper to the back of them. Have the child draw a picture of themselves or them and their mommy. Decorate it as you'd like using glitter, stickers, whatever you'd like.
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I have many rolls of various colored crepe paper streamers. I would like to have my Sunday School class (grades 1-4) make something for Mother's day out of them. Perhaps someone has instructions on how to make flowers out of them? Any other ideas?
Patty from Darrington, WA
A windsock. Or you make it as a hanger.
Take a strip of the paper cut it about a foot long, take ribbon or pipe cleaner to make a hanger at the top and let the kids glue things on it - like stickers, flowers, fun foam shapes etc...
Making flowers out of crepe paper is easy. You can get long floral wires 25 or 50 to a pack at Wal Mart for about 2 to 3 dollars. Take your paper and cut it to about 20 inches and fold like a fan and then take the wire and wrap it around the middle and twist tightly all the way to the end of the wire.
Then take the paper and cut at each fold, to make each piece the same with and start pulling the paper at the closet to the center of wire to create a flower. Crepe paper will stretch so make the ends that stick up curly by stretching the ends as you pull up.
Or create roses by folding two triangles over each other and then gather paper and pinch and pull while rolling and either use wire or tape to hold. Practice with a piece and see what you come up with. you could use a safety pin on the back and surround some netting to make a pin.
Good luck,as Sunday is close
Martha in TN
I need some easy, fun crafts and things to do and give to my mother on Mother's Day. I am looking for things from the heart, hand made. I appreciate any or all of your help and will, of course, read every reply.
By Lena from Portland, ME
I like to use a pack of birthday candles or any candles you have laying around the house and drip them down the sides of jars. After dripping different colors all over the outside of the jar, it dries to a hard waxy finish. It is good for pencil holders, and such. I love making them! Racer
Some things I have made for my mom in the past, for Mothers day, birthday and Christmas. Scrapbook, I do all the work putting together all the pages and inserting them into a scrapbook but I don't add any pictures. She can then personalize it herself. I have bought wooden boxes and paper mache boxes from walmart and hobby lobby, painted, stamped, decopaged them. I have made her a box with a mini album inside completely made of paper, box and all. That was her favorite one.
I have put together a bunch of her favorite songs, downloaded them to a cd for her. She loves to do crafts but just doesn't have the patience to really get into it. So I make up little mini kits of a project or two for her to do. She has all the items right there and she loves doing that. I have made her scarves with the knifty knitter. She loves sending cards, so I have made her up a bunch of homemade cards, with envelopes and a pack of stamps. Hope this gives you a few ideas. If nothing on here appeals to you, type in easy crafts and you can find tons and tons of ideas. Good luck and I am sure your mom will love whatever you make her.
Any good ideas for a Mother's Day gift which is homemade?
By Jody from Evansville, IN
Anything and she will love it simply because you made it. Example: When I was MUCH younger on my Mother's birthday I would always buy her a birthday cake. Then one birthday I decided to make one myself. The reaction I got from her you would have thought it cost a million! She said it was the first time anyone had made her a birthday cake. The cards with notes I've gotten from my kids and grandchildren are the most precious to me. Last Mother's day my grown Daughter with children of her own sent (mailed me) me one artificial pink rose than when I pushed a button it played "You are my sunshine". I cried when I got it; I sang that song so many times rocking her to sleep as did my Mother to me. I later found out she got the rose at a thrift store. No matter; it's one of the best gifts she ever sent me.
Do you dabble in art, or are you more advanced? Doesn't matter to a mom. I only discovered after my mom's death four years ago that she'd kept the truly ugly bust I'd sculpted my freshman year of high school.
If you're proficient at MS Word, for example, you could make a ook. Another TF user recently suggested creating and printing a joke book. If you're of a poetic bent and your mom loves poetry, that's an idea, too.