With household supplies, a little guidance from an adult, and their natural creativity, kids can create meaningful cards, tote bags, and journals Mom will instantly cherish.
Little artists can use markers and our "Mom, I love you because ..." flower clip art to create sweet sentiments on a colorful tote bag.
Handcrafted end pages featuring kid drawings transform basic journals into keepsakes for Mom.
A journal of any size will work. Measure the book's original endpaper, then cut your little crafter's picture so that it's slightly wider to accommodate the fold. Next, use a paintbrush to apply white glue evenly over the endpaper. Lay artwork over the glued area and press, starting at the center and working out. Wipe off any excess glue; trim the edges with a utility knife if needed. Close the journal and stack heavy books on top. Let dry overnight.
Kids can make fun, floral stamps with a pencil eraser.
Press the eraser into an ink pad, and stamp polka dots onto a Mother's Day card. An adult can also cut the eraser with a utility knife to create different looks. We stamped colored kraft paper and blank card stock, and added stems to the flowers with a green pencil.
Decorate canvas bags or eyeglass cases for Mom with your child's hand-drawn masterpieces.
It's quick and simple to do with iron-on transfer paper (available at crafts stores) that fits through any ink-jet printer. Print a drawing onto the paper, trim out the design, and then use a dry iron to transfer the image to clean canvas according to the instructions on the package.
There's no need to buy Mom spring flowers this year when your crafty young gardener can make ones that last longer.
Gather branches that have fallen outside; let dry, if necessary. Cut out 2-inch squares of pink tissue paper, pinch the paper tightly in the middle to create blooms, and affix them to branches with white glue. Display in a tall container, such as a canning jar, with the lid's center removed.
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