Mother’s Day is a wonderful day for children to create something they can give to Mom that is their own and makes them feel proud. Here are three great ideas even very young children can make with a little help from older siblings or dad.
The Ultimate Mother’s Day Card
A handmade card from your toddler is lovely to treasure for years to come. All you need is some card, ribbon and patterned paper, besides a few tools like pencil and scissors. Fold the paper in half to make the Mother’s Day Card. Cut out a flower shape from patterned paper and stick it to the center of the card’s face with glue. Cut the ribbon into the letters M and stick them onto the card with the flower in the middle representing the O of MOM.
The Mother’s Perfect Pasta Heart Plate
This is a very quick and easy to make craft that creates minimal mess. All you need is a colorful plastic plate, some small pasta shapes and split green and yellow peas. Draw a heart in the center of the plate and stick the small pasta shapes along the outline of the heart using white craft glue. In the same way, write MOM with the white glue and place the split peas along the glue line. The O in MOM could be yellow with the M green. Leave the plate to dry completely then put it up for show either on a stand or hanging up.
The Felt/Paper Flower that Mom will Never Forget
All you need for this fun and easy craft is a pattern created out of cardboard. To Begin, draw some petals and leaves and cut them out. Alternatively, the pattern can be traced from a picture in a book. Next, the pattern is laid onto the felt or paper and cut out with scissors which are safe for children. The petals and leaves are placed overlapping each other and stuck together with some glue.
A Note for Dads:
Don’t get preoccupied with doing a good job. In fact, the worse it looks, the more endearing to Mom. Let your little one bring their own “style” to the gift. Jump in only when you see your child getting bored. Just move them to another task first.
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