Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Flowers for Mom: A Super Simple Mother's Day Card Craft To Do With Your Toddler

Homemade Mother's Day Card Craft

I'm by no means a crafter. I don't scrapbook, I don't knit or sew. But I do love easy, accessible projects that I can do with Henry. We love doing little crafts together- painting, molding, drawing, building- and with him I like to keep it simple. I want him to do the bulk of it, so he can be proud of what he's done!

So this Mother's Day card is perfect. I made this exact card at Apple-A-Day nursery school way back in the day (80s baby here!) and after coming across it last year in a huge box of things my own Mom saved, I knew I wanted to do it with him too.

It's super easy and really fun, and the result is just way too cute. Plus, what's better than a handmade card? I also love this is doable for the littlest of kiddos with a little help from an adult.

Here's what you'll need-

construction paper
pipe cleaners
tissue paper of various colors
glue
crayon or writing utensil

Homemade Mother's Day Card Craft

Depending on your little one's age, you may need to prep a few things or everything; cut the tissue paper into squares, cut a vase out (or draw one), trim the pipe cleaners, and/or fold a piece of construction paper into a card.

Homemade Mother's Day Card Craft

First secure your vase and stems to the card. If you don't have pipe cleaners you can always just draw some on.

Then, let your kiddo squeeze glue onto each square of tissue paper after bunching it up, and press it onto the card.

We also wrote (Henry wrote while I guided him), his Grandma's name, "Gigi," on the top.

Easy, right? Be sure to let me know if you try this out with your little one too!

Happy Mother's Day!

xoxo

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20 comments:

  1. This brings back so many memories! I absolutely love this craft! I can't wait to do this with Lucy next year. ML

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    1. Right? Now just move closer so we can do these things TOGETHER!

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  2. How sweet! I need to remember this for when I have kids :)

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    1. Henry really enjoyed it! :) You def. need to bookmark it. <3

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  3. So much fun! I'm not crafty either, but I think Maile and I can handle this one. :)

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    1. Haha, we are the same way! I love easy projects like this, and I know H. enjoys them more too! :)

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  4. Oh, I just love little crafts that kids make for their parents! My mom kept all of mine and it's so fun to look at them. Happy (early) Mother's Day!

    The Brayn of Chalayn

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    1. Oh totally! I LOVE looking back at stuff like that. I get so many ideas for Henry from them!

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  5. Cute, I totally remember doing stuff like this a bajillion years ago :)

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    1. Right? Total flashback. Oh, to be a kid again ;)

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  6. That's such a cute present. I felt like a hero handing over selfmade cards to my Mommy back when I was tiny and cute!

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    1. Oh yes! Totally awesome, right? I can't wait until H starts making stuff on his own. I might die from cuteness overload the first time I get a macaroni necklace! ;)

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  7. Love it! My girls will enjoy this craft so much. Thanks for posting!

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  8. this brought back some sweet childhood memories. :) love!

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  9. oh how funny! my little cousins call my grandmother (their great-grandmother) GiGi!

    I love seeing what other people use as nicknames!

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  10. So many memories are passing away by seeing this flowers for love...love you mom..

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