Mothers Day 2013 :: mother’s day crafts

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.

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Mothers day craft: flower pot

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The School Gardening Club have been busy this week working on a Mothers day craft, which is 18th March for those of us in the UK. Giving flowers is always popular and if you decorate a flower pot to present it in, even better. Here’s how the children made their pots.

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Embroidery for children

My oldest daughter loves crafts (would you have guessed?) so, when she was 7 earlier in the year, we wanted to get her a birthday present that would encourage her creativity. We have paint, card, glitter and crayons galore so I was stuck for what to get her. And then I saw an idea over at maya *made on embroidery for children and knew a sewing and embroidery basket would be the perfect present for Big. I bought a woven basket and filled it with some of the things suggested by maya to give Big all she needed to get started. (You should pop over to read maya’s post for a great guide on what to include and how to get started.)

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This weekend she tried it for the first time, and here are the results. Do you like them? I threaded the needle for her as the thread was quite thick and also tied a knot to get her started – everything else is all her own work.

That ‘m’ is for Mummy – she’s a sweetie.

And this is a portrait of our cat, drawn first with a pencil and then stiched on top.

She’s so pleased with what she’s made and has plans to make lots more to give away as gifts.

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Tissue paper flowers

I think Spring has finally, definitely sprung. These tissue paper flowers are a pretty craft to welcome Spring into your home. Easy to make, you need just three ingredients: green sugarpaper, tissuepaper squares in your favourite petal colours and sticky tape – that’s all!

First take a sheet of green sugarpaper and roll up to make a tube.

Next, use sticky tape to hold your paper tube together. This is your stem.

Take two tissue paper squares and lay them as shown in the picture below.

Then use your finger and thumb to scrunch the squares together in the centre and give them a little twist. This makes your petals.

Use some stickytape to fasten your petals onto your stem.

Make a few more, using your favourite colours, and you have a beautiful Spring bouquet.

And if you have an empty toilet roll tube in your making box you can make a vase to display them in.

And if you love flowers you might also like to make these daffodil windmills.

Happily shared with Tired Need Sleep and Today’s Creative Blog