Every Mother’s Day, I am thankful for my children. I’m also thankful for my own mom. Like any mom, I look forward to (hopefully) sleeping in and skipping “dish duty.” However, I also enjoy spending time with my children. One of the ways I can make some memories is to create some crafts with my little ones. Here are some Mother’s Day crafts for kids (and their moms).
A lot of times, I see children creating handprint crafts for their mother. However, I think it’s sweet to make a craft with handprints from mom and her children. First, find a pretty piece of paper. Then, pick some complementary paint tones. For instance, if you choose green floral paper, you might pick green, white and purple paint for the handprints. Once, your handprints have dried, you can laminate it, frame it, or both.
Mother’s Day Scrapbook
On Mother’s Day, create a scrapbook with your children. First, take plenty of pictures of the special event. Did you have breakfast in bed? Did you go out to brunch? Pick out your favorite pictures and create a scrapbook page (or entire scrapbook). Some scrapbook scissors, stickers and mementos such as cards will add some flair to the page.
If you are anything like my family, you probably all have some favorite recipes. We all like fish tacos and oatmeal cookies. First, you can buy a small wooden recipe box (one for each child). You can help your children paint their boxes. Next, take some index cards and write out the recipe for a few of your favorite family recipes. Some websites, like foodnetwork.com, have the option to print recipes out in card format. When kids get older, they will already have mom’s secret recipes.
I think it’s wonderful to be able to wear something your kids made for you! Go to the craft store and pick out some beads. Each child can make a bracelet. For young children, help them choose bigger beads with larger holes. Another idea is to make a family bracelet. Each family member gets a wooden bead to paint. Then, put all of the beads on one strand. If you’re not keen on wearing homemade jewelry, you can make beaded key chains.
Of course, these Mother’s Day crafts don’t just have to be for you and the kids. Dads, grandparents and other family members can take part in the fun too!
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