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.
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Little artists can use markers and our "Mom, I love you because ..." flower clip art to create sweet sentiments on a colorful tote bag.
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No more searching for the right card -- now a truly one-of-a-kind option is at your fingertips. Press your thumbs into an ink pad to make the momma animals, and dip your (or your little one’s) pinkies for the babies; let dry. Draw the details with a fine-tipped marker, and post as a card made special for Mom.
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Kids can put a personal spin on their cards to Mom by attaching a special photo to string.
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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.
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Stamped Book Bindings
With just a few stamps, kids can add a personal touch to a gift of good reads for Mom. While you hold the pages together, have kids use rubber stamps to decorate the edges with a special design or message.
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Use our coupons to create a book of promises and activities the family can enjoy with Mom. Have kids fill in the blanks in our clip-art designs.
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By using scrapbooking techniques, craft punches, and a memorable photograph, you and the kids can create these clever, one-of-a-kind Mother's Day cards.
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"Mom Rules" Clip Art
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Pencil Stamp Card
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.
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Iron-On Bags with Kids' Drawings
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.
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Tissue Cherry-Blossom Tree
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.