Everyone knows that everyone's favorite Mother's day gifts are macaroni
necklaces and other "hand crafted" treasures.
The secret is to pour more love than paint and glue into each project!
Moms seem to be able to see all the love seeping through the edges of the paper even when the preschoolers present their creations. The reason is that a Mother's Day gift is just a symbol that says, "You're a great mom and we love you!"
The more kids put into the gift, the louder it shouts how wonderful mom is ... and a mom can hear & see all the loving things you were thinking as you worked to create your gift just for her.
Here's a fun project that kids can make in a jiffy. Be sure to ask an adult if you need help with cutting out the different shapes:
Heart-in-Hand Mother's Day Card Craft
This fun, clever do-it-yourself Mother's Day greeting requires construction paper, glue
• pink and purple construction paper
• craft glue
1. Use a pencil to trace your hand on a piece of pink construction paper and carefully cut it
2. Next, cut out a heart from red construction paper, making sure it will fit inside your
3. Glue a heart onto your paper hand-print and write a special Mother's Day message
inside the heart!
about Mother's Day crafts around the Web:
some more fun ideas for crafts & activities that will make any
mom feel special ...
Mother's Day Crafts from Enchanted Learning - These Mother's Day crafts projects for preschool, kindergarten and elementary school children use materials found around the house, like egg cartons, cardboard, paper, boxes, string, crayons, paint, glue, etc. to create frames, cards, gift family
trees and more...
Preschool Mother's Day Kids Craft Ideas - Here's a wonderful collection of tips, ideas and instructions for creative activities & crafts just for mom including homemade gifts, coloring pages, worksheets, preschool crafts and suggested children's books for Mother's Day, from Kids Soup.com.
Mother's Day Crafts for Kids - Find great ideas for do-it-yourself soaps, candles, Mother's Day greeting cards, pins, refrigerator magnets and more.
Mother's Day Crafts - Check out a dough recipe to make a heart brooch - or design your own pins for mom - and plenty of other easy craft ideas for Mother's Day gifts, wrapping paper and decorating.
Mother's Day Theme - Arts, Crafts & Gifts - Discover a great collection of gift ideas & projects for kids to make for Mother's Day contributed by day care teachers. The site also leads to other Mother's Day information, activities and lessons as well as a long list of related resources with Mother's Day themes...