Please remember though, some children do not live with their mother or may not even have a mother, but have another woman figure who is like a mother to them. They can still do these activities, but instead replace "mommy" with whatever name they call their mother figure (grandma, grandmommy, auntie, nana, etc.) OR do one for their mothers and the mother figures. This way, these children don't feel left out and the special women in their lives get honored.
I have also include a few links for some yummy looking recipes that you just *might* want to pass on to your husbands for your children to do at home. :)
Like with any craft, it's good to have an example of a finished product available for children to see. This craft has a couple of different steps that would be easier to explain if there was an example to follow.
"Growing" Flower Mother's Day Card
Supplies needed: One 5" x 15" piece of construction paper, a piece of construction paper (different color), glue, markers, flower pattern, 3 mini pom-poms and scissors
What to do:
- Download and print the flower pattern.
- Make three accordion folds in the 5" x 15" piece of paper so you have four panels.
- Use the pattern to cut two flowers out of the other piece of construction paper.
- Write message on card, as shown. (You could write the message in pencil and ask the child to trace over it with a marker.)
- Draw stem with marker, as shown.
- Fold flowers on the dashed lines to add dimension.
- Glue on flowers.
- Use pom-poms and markers to make the center of the flowers.
Directions with pictures on how to make this card can be found here.
Paper Plate Basket
Supplies needed per wreath: 2 paper plates, paint, scissors, glue or stapler, and a variety of embellishments (silk or paper flowers and jewels or something to add a little sparkle are some ideas)
What to do:
- Cut a paper plate in half, then glue or staple the rims together, leaving the top of the “basket” open.
- Using another paper plate, cut out a section of the rim to create a handle for your basket. Glue it into place on the inside back of the basket.
- Paint the basket a color of your choice.
- Set your basket aside and allow to dry completely.
- Once the paint is dry, embellish the basket with things a mother would love!
- Fill the "basket" with artificial plants/grass or more flowers!
Supplies needed: a sheet of construction paper (color of your choice), markers and crayons, stickers, tape or glue, single-hole puncher and a 12 inch piece of colorful ribbon or yarn
What to do:
- Use crayons, markers and stickers to decorate the paper.
- Roll the paper into a cone shape. Secure it closed with glue or tape.
- Punch a hole on both sides (about a 1/2 inch from the top) of the basket.
- Thread the ribbon or yarn through each hole and tie to make a handle.
- Fill with flowers or treats like Hershey kisses.
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