Thursday, April 24, 2014

Mother's Day Craft

I feel like every year I am on the quest to find the perfect Mother's Day craft for my kiddos to make for their moms.  This year was no different.  I wanted it to be cute, original, and something they would be pleased with.

So this year while browsing Pinterest I came across a cute handprint flower that definitely had some potential.  I just needed to put my own spin on things.

I know what you're thinking...Mother's Day isn't for a few weeks.  But I am not a procrastinator and cannot stand rushing around doing things last minute.

I picked up this really handy scrapbook paper pack that has all different colors and patterns.  I knew that I could use it for this craft and continue to use for other fun things.  The best part is that it was 50% off.  Woo Hoo! 

 Then I chose some fun mommy colors and cut them to look like little flower pots.

I had also picked up some glittery cardstock on my trip to Hobby Lobby, as well as a flower punch-out (not sure what those things are called).  They were also 50% off! That flower punch-out came in very handy when I had to make over 100 flowers!

So sparkly and pretty!

One of our fabulous kindergarten assistants painted all my kids' hands green for the stems of the flowers.  Of course I chose my sparkly green paint!!  It's all about the sparkle people!
She then let my kids chose which color and pattern pot they wanted for their mommy and glued them all down for me.

Here she is...isn't she awesome!

Then I got to work helping my kids write why they love their mommy's.

Here are some more examples.  Aren't they too sweet?

I then cut out their little message, glued it onto the flower pot, and Mrs. A laminated them for me.

I let each student choose 5 flowers for me to hot glue onto their stems. (I was worried that the texture of the glitter cardstock would not laminate well.  So I opted to hot glue them on top after the paper was laminated, this also gave the flower a neat texture)

Here is the finished product!  I think we are going to have some very happy moms at our Muffins with Mom party in a few weeks!

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