With Mother’s Day approaching us I thought it would be nice to share some affordable Mother’s Day crafts that will keep the little people busy. After all, I personally love getting handmade crafts from my children much more than a shop bought card.
I’m kicking it off with a bit of Vegetable Printing from Tightwad Mama. It’s really simple, and lots of fun. You can use items you have at home so it’s very also very frugal! It gives children the chance to investigate colours, shapes and textures. You can use any hard vegetables (or fruit), but a bunch of celery is a great one because the end of it already looks like a flower. Potatoes are perfect because they’re cheap and easy to cut shapes out of. Just cut your potato in half, then draw a shape in the middle with a pen. Cut away the outside so you have a little stamp. Dab it in some paint and get printing! Older kids can get more creative and make pictures or patterns. They could make Mother’s Day cards or even print their own wrapping paper!
The Gingerbread House have created some gorgeous “Hand Print Lilies” – what a fun idea. This involves drawing around the child’s hand, cutting it out and wrapping the hand-shape around a straw to create the lily. It’s such a simple but effective idea – and a great keepsake for mothers and grandmothers.
I really love this Découpage Lantern from Hodgepodge Days – Découpage is really easy and so great for decorating lanterns and votives with. You can découpage almost anything. It works so well on old glass jars, all you need is some tissue paper and PVA glue.
How pretty are these Washi Tape Heart Suncatchers by Kids Craft Room? Washi tape comes in so many colours you could really go to town with these and create some beautiful designs. As the tap is slightly translucent it creates a lovely stained glass effect.
This Easy Mother’s Day Card from A Thrifty Mum would be great messy fun for the kids to join in with because, who doesn’t love squelching their hands in paint? The handprint creates the stems of the flowers and fingerprints can be used to create the flower petals.
Who doesn’t love snowdrops? They are such dainty little flowers that usually flower between January and March. I found this wonderful Snowdrop Bottle craft from Rhubarb and Wren. There are two versions to make and very detailed instructions to help the children along the way.
Lastly, I am sharing this amazing bubble wrap print Cherry Blossom Tree – it would look wonderful in a frame. This was found on Glued to my Crafts Blog and even comes with a free printable. Go on and give Stacey’s blog a visit she shares so many great ideas.
Well that’s about it from me, I’ll be back next month sharing some crafty inspiration from more great bloggers. Happy Mother’s day to all the wonderful mama’s out there.