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Monday, May 3, 2010

Homemade Mother's Day Gift

Mother's Day is just around the corner, and I decided that I wanted to have Cooper make something for my mom. I told him we were going to be making a present for Gram and he got so excited!

I found a idea on Jenn's blog, Delicious Ambiguity, for some cute, homemade flowers in a vase, that even my two and a half year old could do.


Start by painting some colored construction paper. We used roller paints and heavier scrapbook paper, but you could use anything you have on hand.


Then fold each piece of paper into strips, fold each strip into thirds and staple three strips together. Glue pictures of your child to each "flower," and attach a pipe cleaner to the back. My flowers were a bit heavy since I used a heavier scrapbook paper (it's what I had on hand), so I ended up twisting five pipe cleaners together.

For the vase, glue some tissue paper to a plastic cup.


Put some clay or playdough into the bottom of the cup, stick the pipe cleaner into the playdough, tie a ribbon around the vase, and there you go! A simple, cute Mother's Day project for Grandma!


The Girl Creative

8 comments:

Katie said...

Those are adorable! I bet my 22 month old could make them, too. We haven't painted yet, though, so maybe we could just color. :)

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Jen said...

They turned out great! I came over from Tot Tuesdays!

Jen
Creative and Curious Kids!
http://raisingcreativeandcuriouskids.blogspot.com/2010/05/baby-times-5th-edition.html

Brimful Curiosities said...

What a neat mother's day flower arrangement!

KJ said...

Aww, so cute! This is my first time to your blog, I came from the link up at My Delicious Ambiguity.

Meg said...

Adorable! I loved the pics you chose. They are cute and crack me up!


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Jenn @ Delicious Ambiguity said...

Thanks for linking up to Tot Tuesdays. This is a great Mums Day craft. Looks like you guys had heaps of fun making it :) Please join me next week for another great party!

Megan @ Polish The Stars.com said...

That is so cute! Thanks for linking up to my Handmade Gift Party! :)

- Megan