Sometimes simple is best. I have found some oldies, but goodies that any one can make.
Feel free to hint to the dads, moms! These are good for grandmas too.
One thing any good crafter knows is the versatility of coffee filters and paper plates. Here’s a great one for coffee filters that I found on DLTK’s site.
•squirt bottle or small glass of water
•green pipecleaner (brown or black would be ok too, but green is best)
If you are feeling REALLY ambitious this craft is a favorite of mine. There are a few different versions of this, but I found this one that is pretty simple to follow at EnchantedLearning.com.
-Small, unglazed clay (terracotta) flowerpot
-Plaster of paris
-Large plastic bowl and stirrer
– ballpoint pen with a top
-Green florist tape
-Disposable rubber gloves
-Hot glue gun and glue
If you are not well versed in plaster of paris you can substitute it with green florist styrofoam (I suggest the ball shaped ones). Works just as well and doesn’t require as much adult help.
One year when we made this as a teacher gift, I used the styrofoam and then put glass beads over the top. All of these items can be found at Walmart or any craft store. I do recommend using the glue gun to attach the flowers, but you can also use a green pipe cleaner to attach it to the pen and then wrap the tape around it. You can also make it even easier by using a fake flower and just cut down the stem.
There is actually a site called Mother’s Day Central. This site has a section that lists 151 Mother’s Day Crafts. This section has some variations to some of the crafts I posted above. It also has a good variety of gift ideas like: Flowers and Bouqets, Cards and Scrapbooks, Photo Ideas,Spa Inspired, Chocolate and Candy, Jewelery, Candles, Gifts for the Home and Unique Personalized Gifts. It was a great find.
Happy Mother’s Day!
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