Archive for the ‘Mother’s Day crafts’ Category

Mother’s Day flower corsage craft

Wednesday, May 6th, 2009

Mother's Day corsage

Mother's Day corsage

Preschoolers can make this pretty corsage and present it to mom on Mother’s Day!

What You Need: 2 jumbo-size muffin tin liners; 2 regular (cupcake) size liners; red marker; section from egg carton; yellow paint; green pipe cleaner; paintbrush; scissors; adhesive (glue, stapler or tape).

How to Make It: Paint egg carton section yellow and let dry. Have children cut into the ruffled sides of the liners, from the edge to where the ruffled part ends. They can make cuts about 1/2″ apart, or make designs or whatever they’d like. Run red marker around edges of each liner. Stack liners and secure in center with stapler or glue. Bend pipe cleaner into leaf shapes and secure on back with stapler or tape. Glue or tape yellow egg carton section to center.

Flower pot decorated with foam pieces

Wednesday, December 26th, 2007

Here’s an easy craft that uses ready-made foam pieces and a small terra cotta pot. This is a great way to fill a short stretch of crafting time without needing to get out the glue and other messy supplies. (Although at, we’re big fans of getting messy!)
Flower pot and foam craft
What You Need: Terra cotta flower pot; adhesive-backed foam animals, bugs, flowers, etc.
How to Make It: Give each child a flower pot and offer a nice variety of foam pieces to choose from in decorating his or her special flower pot. These make a great gift.

Craft stick picture frame for Father’s Day

Monday, June 4th, 2007

What You Need: 4″ x 6″ photo, glue that works on wood, glitter glue, multicolored sequins, 5 “jumbo” size craft sticks, magnetic strip, scissors.
Supplies for craft stick picture frame
How You Make It: Arrange craft sticks so that two are parallel and one crosses them about 3/4″ from the bottom. Secure with glue. Arrange last two sticks so they meet in a “point” at the top. Make sure your picture will fit behind house shape and glue at top and sides. Glue sequins to craft sticks and write name using glitter glue.
Craft stick picture frame for Father’s Day
Suggested storybook: Daddies Are for Catching Fireflies by Harriet Ziefert

Child’s no-bake clay handprint gift

Monday, May 28th, 2007

A clay handprint impression from a preschooler is always a welcome gift for Father’s Day, Mother’s Day or any other occasion. This recipe is enough to make about three handprints.
supplies to make clay handprint craft
What You Need: 3/4 cup salt, 2 cups flour, 3/4 cup water, 1/2 teaspoon alum powder (alum is a preservative; only use it if you want the dough to last a long time AND you know your kids won’t eat the dough), mixing supplies, paint, paintbrush, pointy object (paper clip, toothpick, etc.) to write name and date.
no-bake clay handprint preschool craft
How You Make It: Mix dry ingredients in bowl, add water gradually and knead dough. Form into ball, flatten to about 1/2″ to 3/4″ thick and even out edges using your hands or a plastic knife. Child presses hand, with fingers apart, into clay. Adult can etch name and date with pointy object, or paint it on later. Let dry (at least overnight) and paint.
“We tried it” tip: We tried baking this clay, but after an hour at 300 degrees it was still soft on the bottom. It hardened up after a few days. Also, if the dough crumbles, add a little more water.
Additional resource: For more ideas for making things with baby or child footprints and handprints, including poems and quotes, visit

Memorial Day Flower Basket

Sunday, May 20th, 2007

What You Need: Strawberry basket, construction paper, scissors, 2 pipe cleaners, real or fake flowers.
Strawberry Basket Flower Supplies for Memorial Day
How You Make It: Cut strips of construction paper slightly narrower than the spaces in the strawberry basket. Weave paper strips in and out, overlapping at ends to secure. Twist ends of pipe cleaner at top of one side of berry basket. Repeat on opposite side. Fill with real or fake flowers.
Memorial Day Flower Basket
Suggested book: Memorial Day Surprise