Monthly contributor post from Kristen at Celebrate Every Day with Me:
Of all the Mother’s Day gifts I have received from my kids, my favorites have always centered around handwritten notes or creations my children have made. Today, I am sharing a super simple, yet thoughtful gift idea for kids to make for Mother’s Day.
The added bonus? You probably have most of the materials at home. I only spent a couple bucks!
Here is What The Kids Will Need:
- Glass Vase (I bought this one at the Dollar Tree)
- Foam Dome Insert (Also from the Dollar Tree)
- Basket Filler and/or Mom’s Favorite Candy
- Scrap of Fabric
- Straight Pins
- Wood Skewers
- Various colors of Card Stock Paper
- Glue Stick
- Thin Marker
The first step is for the kids to cover the foam dome with a scrap of fabric and secure underneath with straight pins.
Next, fill the vase with basket filler for a festive look. Add some of Mom’s favorite candy if you want to earn brownie points.
And brownie points necessary when I was going through these photos and saw my daughter’s nails. Please, oh please ignore them. #momfail #bloggerfail
Place the covered foam in the vase. Don’t worry if the foam doesn’t fit tightly.
Cut squares of colored card stock. My daughter stacked and glued some of the different-sized squares on top of each other to make a colored border.
Moms, if you are helping your kids, now is the time to close your eyes. This is when they will write sweet notes or draw little pictures.
Then with scotch tape, secure each note to a skewer. (We did shorten some of the skewers by snapping them in half.)
The last step is to push the skewers into the foam to create a fun bouquet of love notes!
Have a wonderful, love note-filled Mother’s Day!
What has been your favorite gift to receive?
Kristen of Celebrate Every Day With Me is a fun-loving mom to two kids who keep her busy and laughing. Add her great husband and the Lord to the mix and her life is one fantastic (and sometimes crazy) adventure. She is a former youth leader, professional wedding and event planner and has a degree in Christian Thought/Christian Ministry. She loves long lists, diet soda and playing jokes on her husband.
Kristen is the author of Teach Me To Serve: 99 Ways Preschoolers Can Learn To Serve & Bless Others. On her blog, you’ll find fun ideas for children’s activities, creating memorable moments and party planning.