3 Awesome Ideas Mother’s Day Crafts
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Moms, please leave the room for a moment. We need to talk to that special someone in your life. Just for a sec. We’re not plotting anything, honest.
She’s gone? Good, because we are totally plotting something. Mother’s Day is fast approaching, and it falls to us, the spouses and kids of these wonderful women, to make their day as special as possible. That means breakfast in bed. It means relaxing shoulder and foot rubs and protestations of love and appreciation. And it means Mother’s Day crafts. We’ve assembled a few Mother’s Day crafts for kids to get you started.
Picture Flower Kids
This is one of those Mother’s Day crafts that looks like it took more work than it actually did. You’ll need:
- 1 piece of bright colored craft paper (8.5” x 11”)
- 2 Muffin wrappers (paper ones work best)
- 1 green paper straw
- White glue
- A small chunk of floral foam
- 1 small pot
- 1 picture of your adorable child
- Safety scissors
Most of these items can be found at your local craft or dollar store. You can use seed starter pots for the pots, or hunt thrift stores for a small ceramic pot.
If you’re using seed starter pots, let the kids paint them first. Now cut a piece of floral foam so it fits firmly into the bottom of the pot.
Cut a large flower out of the craft paper, making it big enough you’ll be able to glue the muffin wrappers to the center. You can find templates for flower shapes online if you don’t trust your drawing skills. At the same time, cut a circle the size of the base of one of the muffin wrappers.
Print out a photo of your happy child on wallet-sized photo stock. Draw a circle around that smiling face the same size as your craft paper circle and glue the two pieces together.
Almost done! Using the stapler, secure the top of the green straw to the back of the flower. On the other side, staple one of the muffin wrappers in the flower’s center. Glue the photo onto the bottom of the muffin wrapper.
Cover the foam in the plant pot with the second muffin wrapper. Cut a small hole in the middle of the wrapper and insert the bottom of the straw stalk. If you used starter pots, you may have to add some wrapped candy or gumballs to weigh the pot down. Terracotta and ceramic pots will be heavy enough to stand on their own.
Tada! Cutest. Flower. Ever.
Lavender Milk Bath
Give Mom an at-home spa day with this luxurious milk baths. All you’ll need is:
- A large glass or plastic jar with a stopper
- Stickers, sparkles, and glitter
- White glue, paint, and glitter glue
- 1 ½ cups powdered milk
- ½ cup baking soda
- ½ cup cornstarch
- ½ cup Epsom salts
- 10-20 drops lavender essential oils.
Have the kids decorate the jar any way they want, taking care to make sure their creation doesn’t fall off the craft table and break (use a plastic bottle for very young children). After the sparkles and glitter glue have dried, mix together all the other ingredients and add them to the glass jar. If you have any left over after filling the jar, you can store it in a Ziploc. If Mom doesn’t like lavender, choose an essential oil with a scent she likes.
Start Mom’s day off right with a lovely cup of floral herbal tea. This project kicks Mother’s Day crafts for kids up a notch, proving your devotion to moms everywhere. Speaking of which, you are making some of these Mother’s Day crafts for your mom (and hers) as well, right?
- a small canister
- Craft supplies for decorating the canister
- 5 tablespoon dried organic rose petals
- 5 tablespoons dried organic chamomile flowers
- Three tablespoons dried organic mint leaves
- 3 tablespoons organic lavender buds
cheese cloth, cut into 3-inch by 3-inch squares
- Food grade twine
You’ll notice we specify “organic” for the tea ingredients. This is to ensure your ingredients are food-grade, rather than treated with chemicals for use in crafts or potpourri. You can find ingredients at specialty spice stores online.
Have the kids wash their hands and mix together all the tea ingredients in a small bowl. Place a tablespoon of the mix on each piece of cheesecloth, and tie it shut with the food-grade twine. Let the kids decorate the canister, and when it’s dry, add the homemade teabags.
To make the tea, steep a teabag in one cup of hot to boiling water for about five minutes. The kids will love that they made mom tea, and you’ll look like the superstar of Mother’s Day crafts!