What Can the Kids Make for Mother’s Day?
Are you looking for some fun ideas for Mother’s Day? It is just around the proverbial corner, coming up Sunday, May 13th. You can help the kids create something for Grandma, or make sure Dad sees this to help them surprise you. There are many ways to keep the cost down and accommodate any age. Here are just a few.
Keep them busy coloring. Print out the perfect picture (here) made specifically for this occasion from Kaboose. Any age child can have fun coloring one, and even decorating with stickers or ribbon, after it is folded into quarters. A special message or poem fits right inside.
What could be better than flowers that don’t wilt or cost too much. Again, compliments of Kaboose, the kids can make paper flowers that frame their beautiful faces. They can be so creative, using different colors of construction paper, or even coloring their own designs before cutting a variety of flower shapes. Along with the paper, all you need is some scissors, glue, tape and green chenille stems. Once the flowers have “bloomed” decorate a jar or find a simple vase to keep them in.
White wine vinegar bottles offer a starting point for this project. The kids can add an herb, such as basil to the inside. For the exterior, get out the jewels, ribbons and flowers. These bottles can be the “canvas” for a child’s artistic talent. The kitchen counter is a wonderful place to set the new treasure.
Very special coupons
How about some coupons to remember for years to come? Since your kids have probably learned from you how valuable coupons can be, they will have fun with this. Find or make a coupon holder. Cut heavy paper or cardboard into heart shapes big enough for messages. Put a redeemable idea on each heart that the child can fulfill when requested by mom at just the right time, things that will save her time, such as:
- Clean my room
- Wash the car
- Do the laundry
- Set the table
- An hour of quiet time
- Pull the weeds
Get creative. There are many things that mom will appreciate. Kids will come up with the best ideas!
Gifts made from the heart will stay in the heart a lot longer that any other kind. Let the kids pick a project and learn how to give in a way that makes memories. That kind of gift really is priceless, and close to price-less.
Do you have other fun and creative crafts planned for Mother’s day? Tell us about ’em!