Mother’s Day craft: A gift Mum will cherish

Mother’s day is just around the corner and we believe that most mums would prefer to receive a gift that has been handmade by the kids rather than a costly, generic store-bought gift. That means it’s time for Dads, partners and carers to get into the crafting spirit and assist the children with making a unique, homemade gift for mum using our Mother’s Day craft ideas.

We know that may not come easily for some and so we have compiled a list of ideas to help you on your way. There are simple craft ideas that the little ones can make to more detailed craft ideas for the older kids.

MUMMA BEAR CRAFT CARD

Do your kids love to call Mum ‘Mumma Bear’? If yes, this bear card is simple to make and will fit perfectly with the name.

What you need:

1 x coloured cardboard – to form the base of your card

1 x white piece of paper

Craft supplies, googly eyes, pom poms etc.

Textas, pencils, crayons or paint

Glue and scissors

Directions:

Design and draw a bear or print one like this on your white paper.

Colour your bear in with textas, crayons, pencils or paint.

Cut your bear out and stick it to the front of the coloured cardboard.

Decorate your bear with googly eyes, pom poms or any other craft supplies on hand.

Finally, add your message to the inside of the card.

CANDLE MADE OF CRAYONS

This is a two-in-one  project: it creates an adorable candle for Mum while also using crayon nubs that are too tiny to colour with. Make sure to include Mum’s favourite colours.

What you need:

Wax (candlewax, beeswax or paraffin)

Wicks (make sure the wick is right length for your bottle/jar)

Double sided adhesive sticker (for attaching the wick)

Old Crayons (paper removed)

Glass jar / old jam bottle

Directions:

Using the double sided adhesive, attach a wick to the inside base of your jar.

Separate your crayons into similar colours.

Follow the instructions on your wax to melt it in small batches adding a crayon colour to each batch. E.g. blues to the first batch.

Once the wax/crayon mix has melted, holding on to one end of the wick, gently pour the wax into the jar.

Once you’ve poured a layer, place it in the refrigerator to set.

When the layer is cool and firm, repeat with the next crayon/wax colour and layer.

Continue until there is no more room for layers.

MOTHER’S DAY MASON JAR VASE

Decorate some old mason jars with paint and children’s imprints.

What you need:

Old jars of various sizes

Paint (not water based)

Ribbon/string etc

Small card

Directions:

Add some paint into the inside of the mason jar. Swirl it around until the entire inside of the jar is covered.

Pour out any excess and allow to dry over night.

Once the base coat is dry, allow the kids to paint their hands with another contrasting colour and place their hands on the outside of the jar. Allow the jar to sit while drying.

Create a card with the children, adding their message to mum. Using a nice ribbon or hessian string, tie the card to the neck of the jar.

Add some flowers for a nice finishing touch.

Picture Coasters

These picture coasters are always a winner with mum and grandma.

What you need:

Glazed white tile or pre-made coasters.

Felt furniture adhesive pads (if using tiles)

Children’s pictures printed smaller than tile

clear glue

Clear varnish or clear enamel paint

Process:

Print the children’s photos and trim to size

Glue photo to the center of the tile and sit to dry

Once the photo is in place the glue has dried paint a thin layer of enamel across the top to seal

Whatever craft option you decide to make, we are sure Mum or Grandma will love their Mother’s day craft creation.

Make sure you share your creations with us by tagging us @freddy.and.co on Instagram or Facebook.

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