Mother’s Day Arts and Crafts
What better way to celebrate mom than a little Mother’s Day Arts and Crafts time? And I mean a time when mom isn’t around and doesn’t have to clean it up, wink wink. Most kids love to get their hands dirty and make something for mom. They love seeing their mom happy when she opens their gift. They get a little sense of pride that they made something for someone else. And mom’s love receiving handmade, from the heart gifts. They know it was made with love.
Plus Mother’s Day Arts and Crafts are a great way to make and document some memories. And those images can make another great gift for mom, especially if you make prints or an album! While your kids create their masterpiece, pull out your camera or phone and document the process. Be sure to include some wide angle shots of the process plus some close-ups. Some ideas would be a focus on just their little hands working or get up high (safely) for a bird’s eye view. If possible, try to work near a window for nice, natural light or opt outside! Just be sure to clean up because we don’t want to leave behind items that could harm flora and fauna.
So… what will you make for mom this year?
Here are a few ideas from around the web to get those creative juices flowing:
- How about a marbled ring holder?
- Does mom still read real books? Make her a tye dye bookmark.
- Younger kids can make a wreath or flowers with a little help.
- If mom loves to bake make her a handprint oven mitt.
- Or a pop-art canvas, maybe for the older kids?
- Lastly, a gift that keeps on giving: coupon book.