Mothers Day 2013 is on Sunday March 10th in the UK and Sunday May 13th in the US. Are you planning some making, baking or crafting for it?
I love homemade gifts at any time of the year, but I think there’s something extra special about a child-made mothers day craft. Here are ten of our favourite ideas that you might like to try this year. There’s a mix of ideas to suit all ages of children, including ideas for cards, homemade gifts and things you can bake (my favourite of all!) As well as producing something lovely to give to mum, each idea also has a new technique or creative idea for the children to try out – so they’re learning something new too.
Top 10 crafts for Mothers Day 2013
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Have you ever tried turning your children’s art into a keepsake ragdoll? I think it’s such a special way to capture their drawings and turn them into something they can play with now, and keep as they grow older. And it’s very easy to do. This project took us just over an hour, from start to finish, with the children involved every step of the way. None of us are great seamstresses but the more we practise, the better we get! We used supplies we had to hand and transformed my daughter’s drawing into a magical unicorn ragdoll. Here’s how you could make one:
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Oh my, oh my! This is one of my all time favourite recipes because it’s so delicious and also so super easy kids can try it (almost) by themselves. I’ve written before about what kids learn while baking and this recipe is a good one to get them started. They can read the recipe, weigh and measure the ingredients and learn lots of kitchen skills as they cook. There’s no baking involved, just some melting, so with supervision they can join in every step.
We call it Loopy Cake, a name inherited from a family friend who gave us the original recipe. Perhaps because once people have tasted it and discovered how yummy it is, they will drive you loopy pestering you to make some more. I have a vague memory of my mum making us all wait until there were enough broken biscuit crumbs in the bottom of our cookie jar before she would make it – but surely she wasn’t really that mean?
Most people I know call it Rocky Road – and everyone I know loves it. Here’s how to make it.
Here’s an idea for DIY art caddy. Colourful and practical and made from left-over materials it’s proving a great way to store art materials and have them easily available for the children to use when they want to create.
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