Sweet and Simple Mother’s Day Craft

As a kindergarten teacher, I have done countless craft and paint projects with my students as gifts for their parents that involved handprints, fingerprints, tearing paper, tracing, cutting, and so many other things. Some of them have been easy and cute, while others have involved multiple steps across several different days. They always have turned out special and sweet, so I know that the amount of mess they make in my classroom is worth it!

I have tried out and worked on several of the same projects with my own daughter at home. She loves crafting and painting, so I thought with Mother’s Day coming up, I would attempt a fun gift idea that I’ve seen other teachers do with their students. The craft we completed together was super simple and fairly quick from start to finish. We could have gone out and purchased new fancy materials to use, but I decided to just use what we already had on hand at home. That made it a lot less time consuming since I didn’t have to make an extra trip to the store.

mother's day craft

This craft would make a great Mother’s Day gift for your child to create for their grandma, aunt, or any other important mom-figure in their life.  It is even easy enough for your spouse or significant other to work on with your kids, so that YOU can be the recipient! No work for you, and all homemade–Now that’s what I call the perfect present on Mother’s Day!

“Blow Me a Kiss” Mother’s Day Craft

2-Kisses

Materials Needed

White paper, scrapbook paper, watercolor paints, scissors, glue stick, black marker, and a picture of your child blowing a kiss

Directions

  1. Take a picture of your child posing as if they were blowing a kiss.  Print it out at home on photo paper or use your favorite one-hour photo shop as your printing source. Keep the photo in a safe place until the end of the project.
  2. Decide what you want to use as the base of your picture.  Regular white paper, cardstock, or even a plain canvas will work.  Use any method (watercolor, sponge paint, finger paint, etc.) to create a pretty background on your paper.
  3. Allow the paint to dry and then cut out various sizes of hearts from colored cardstock or scrapbook paper.  You can also use heart stickers for this step if you have them on hand.
  4. Cut around the entire outline of your child in their photo.  Align the picture to the bottom of your background and glue it down.  Arrange the hearts as if they are being blown away by your child, and glue them on the background as well.
  5. Have your child write their own name on the completed project or write any special Mother’s Day message you want. At this point you can have it laminated or even put it in a pretty frame to make it more fancy.

I hope you have fun trying out this sweet, simple craft with your child!

Have a wonderful Mother’s Day!


 

Melissa was born and raised right here in Iowa. Although she grew up in southwest Iowa (about as close to Missouri and Nebraska as you can get!), she has called eastern Iowa home for 15 years. She and her husband Eric live in North Liberty, along with their 4 year-old daughter Kennedy. Melissa attended the University of Northern Iowa where she earned her BA in Early Childhood Special Education and her MAE in K-6 Learning Disabilities. She currently teaches kindergarten for the Clear Creek Amana School District, where she has taught for 14 years. In her spare time, Melissa loves to be outside playing or working on projects in their yard, spending time with family and friends, and baking up goodies for her family. She also enjoys taking walks with their two dogs, plump beagle Lenny and shy dachshund-beagle mix Cooper. Life as a full-time working mommy keeps her very busy, but Melissa wouldn't have it any other way!

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