- Using the florist wire, punch a hole in the ribbon on one side. Continue weaving the wire in and out down one side of the ribbon bunching up the ribbon as you go. When you have enough ribbon on the wire to form a flower, cut the ribbon and bring the two ends of the ribbon together.
Wind the ends of the wire around each other and cut off any excess.
- Glue a button, pompom or fun foam shape to the center of the flower.
- Wind a green Chenille Stem to form a stem and leaves and glue the stem to the back of the flower.
- To finish, glue a pin back or magnet to the back of the flower.
Mothers Day Crafts
- Decide on a design for the potholder. You may want to draw the picture first on a piece of paper and then copy it onto the potholder.
- Use permanent markers to draw the picture onto the potholed or write a letter to your Mom. Make sure to put the date on the back.
Place the two kisses back to back in the bowl of the spoon. Cover with netting and tie a small ribbon. To the ribbon bow attach the following poem: Happy Mother’s Day! A spoonful of love And a couple of wishes That you enjoy your Mother’s Day Kisses!
- Mix glue and water together in a 1 to 1 proportion.
- Tear tissue paper (or punch out shapes using decorative punches such as flowers and hearts).
With the paintbrush, spread a little glue on the upside-down jar, and place a piece of tissue paper on top. Continue pasting tissue paper on the jar until it is covered. When it is covered, the child can glue the punched out designs in a border or design (upside-down so when it is finished, it will be right-side up) paint a thin coat of glue on top of all the paper. Let dry. Be sure the paper is not taller than the top of the jar and do not fold over the rim to the inside of the jar (fire hazard).
- When it is dry, add a votive candle. When the candle is lit, the jar will look like stained glass.
Remind the children that candles are only for adults. They should never try to light them or play with them.
Combine Epsom salts with food coloring and perfume in a large bowl. Mix well so color is even. Put into smaller jars and let stand 4-6 weeks before using. This causes the odor to blend with the salts. This bath salt is very soothing and makes for a very relaxed bath.
Cut the felt, lace, or material to fit the soap. Wrap the material around the soap and secure it to the soap on the back with some straight pins with the flat heads so that the pins don’t stick out. You can cover the to sides of the soap if you would like or just leave open. Turn the soap over and decorate the tops and sides with the flowers, ribbon, sequins, etc. using the straight pins with the rounded heads.
Cut the fabric into squares large enough to wrap around the soap (10″). Give each child a bar of soap, and let them choose a sticker to put on it. Place the soap in the center of the fabric. Gather the edges around the soap, and tie a ribbon at the top to hold it in place.
Have the children fill the center of the whisk with Hershey’s (move the wires and pop them inside). Make a card that says: “Whisking you a Happy Mother’s Day that’s filled with Hugs and Kisses.” Love, (child’s name). Tie the card on with ribbon.
- Have the child open his hand and spread his fingers. The body of the butterfly is painted in black. Start with the tip of the child’s middle finger and paint all the way to the bottom of the palm. Next color the palm on both sides of the black line the first color. Then paint the thumb and pinky finger with the second color.
Lastly paint the last two remaining fingers with the third color. Next press the hand onto a piece of white construction paper. Make sure to keep the middle finger still and move the other fingers to expand the “wings” of the butterfly. (I make sure my paper is big enough for two prints - I just print the first one and then move the hand to another area and print again. (I use the second hand print as a bulletin board butterfly or sometimes hang from the ceiling).
- When the paint dries you can add an antennae with a marker. Cut out the butterfly and mount on a contrasting piece of construction paper with the following poem:
This isn’t just a Butterfly As you can plainly see.
I made it with my hand Which is a part of me.
It comes with lots of Love Especially to say I hope you have a very Happy Mother’s Day.
Print the following Daily Prayers on white or colored paper and glue one to each of the seven pieces of ribbon or fabric.
Monday Wash Day Help me my God to wash away all my selfishness and vanity that I may serve you with perfect humility through the week ahead.
Tuesday Ironing Day Dear Lord, help me to iron out all the wrinkles of prejudice I have accumulated through the years so that I may see beauty in others.
Wednesday Mending Day O God, help me to mend my ways so that I will to set a bad example for others.
Thursday Cleaning Day Lord Jesus, help me to reach the dust of all the many faults I have been hiding in the secret corners of my heart all these years.
Friday Shopping Day O God, give me the grace to be a wise and prudent shopper that I may purchase eternal happiness for myself and my family and all who are in need of your love.
Saturday Cooking Day Help me, my Savior, to brew up a huge kettle of brotherly love and serve it with the clean sweet bread of human kindness.
Sunday The Lord’s Day O God, since I have now prepared my house for you, please come into my heart as my honored guest so that I may spend the day in your presence.
Amen Equally spacing the seven pieces, use glue to attach onto the longer ribbon or fabric. Finish by turning under a couple of inches at the top and hot glue pop-top for hanging on the wall.