Ever thought of great budget free gift ideas for your moms which they can cherish and flunt all her life? Well try making these handmade gifts and impress her with your efforts for her.
A Butterfly Card For Your Mother
- Construction paper
- Hole punch
- Glue stick
- Markers or crayons
- Optional: Glitter glue or glitter
1. Fold two pieces of construction paper in half, making two card shapes.
2. Put the two folded cards together (one inside the other).
3. Along the fold of one of them, draw half a butterfly.
4. Keeping the two cards together, cut along the line you just drew. You will now have two butterflies.
5. On only one of the butterflies, fold it in half again and draw a smaller butterfly within it.
6. Cut along the line you just drew.
7. Using the hole punch, make a series of holes along the edges of the two pieces you just cut.
8. Glue one of these pieces onto the larger, uncut butterfly.
9. Flip the large butterfly over, and glue on the other cut piece.
10. Cut a black or brown body for your butterfly. Glue it onto the inside of your butterfly.
11. You now have a nice butterfly card. Write a message on your card.
12. Optional: Decorate your butterfly with crayons, markers, glitter glue, or glitter.
Handcrafted Bouquet on Mothers Day
- Light-colored construction paper for the background
- Skin colored construction paper for hand
- Cut the skin-colored paper in hand shape.
- In another piece of paper, glue the palm of the hand to the lower left part of the paper.
- Using colors draw the stems of the flowers. Start each stem on the hand and have it go towards the center of the paper.
- Stick the fingertips of the paper onto the palm and the stems of the flowers (to show as flowers are held in the hand).
- Draw flowers and leaves on the stems. Flowers made from colorful construction paper can also be stick upon.
- A special Mothers Day bouquet is ready.
Family Collage Craft For Mothers Day
- Family photos
- Thick paper or posterboard
- Markers (to decorate your collage)
Method1. Cut a variety of pictures of family members from photos. Make sure you ask your parents before you cut any photos!
2. Glue the pictures onto the paper or posterboard.
3. Decorate the collage using markers.
4. For older kids: Label the pictures and write the dates and descriptions of what the people are doing.
Mother s Day Tray
- Used picture frame
- Mat board
- Wax paper
- Rubber bands
- Masking tape
- White glue
- Fabric glue
- Wallpaper paste
- Acrylic paints
- Paint brushes
- Pans for paint and paste
- Dowel rod scraps
- Mat board scraps
- Cotton swabs
- Utility knife
Method1. Making a small tray is a great way to recycle an old or damaged picture frame. Since the entire frame will be covered, no one will notice the flaws. If you don t have a frame available, look for one at garage sales or try your local thrift store. If the glass is still in place, have an adult remove it and set it aside. Measure the rabbet or groove inside the frame, and cut pieces of mat board to fit. You ll need many pieces, because it will be necessary to fill the frame from front to back. Measure the back of the frame and cut one larger piece of mat board to cover it.
2. Glue all the smaller pieces of mat board together, and put rubber bands around them to hold them in place for a few minutes. Remove the bands, and glue the boards inside the frame where the glass would normally fit. If necessary, add more mat board to fill the frame. Finally, glue the larger sheet of mat board onto the back of the frame, and add some strips of masking tape all around to help hold it in place. Protect the table with newspapers, and work on a sheet of wax paper to prevent gluing your project to the newspapers.
3. Mix the wallpaper paste according to manufacturer s directions. Tear the newspaper into small squares or short strips, and begin pasting them to the tray form. Dip the paper into the mixture, and remove the extra paste by running the strip between your fingers and thumb. Apply one layer over the entire tray, front and back. When dry, apply a primer coat of gesso to the sides, top, and inside of the form. It s not necessary to prime the back, because it will be covered with felt.
4. Painting a design on the tray is the fun part of this activity. You can paint the entire form one color, and then apply surface decoration on top of this base coat. To make the tray more interesting, however, you might want to use several colors. Before you start, look at the form to see if there are any definite shapes or borders suggested by the picture frame beneath the paper surface. You can paint the large area in the center one color and paint the frame portion one or more colors, for example. Also, paint a small strip of color all around on the back of the tray to hide any paper which the felt may not cover.
5. After the base coat is dry, you re ready to apply the surface decoration to the entire frame. Rather than painting something realistic, consider using a design. It s easy to get ideas on good design elements by looking at patterns in printed fabric and paper such as those found in drapery and wallpaper. Another way is to study other cultures and use their painting techniques to inspire your work. Can you imagine painting without a brush? The aborigines of Australia have been painting beautiful dot designs with sticks for thousands of years!
6. You can try your hand at stick painting by using short lengths of dowel rods, cotton swabs, or similar materials. To begin, look at the tray to see if there are any "natural" shapes or borders that could be decorated by stick painting. Dip the stick into a color, and apply it to the tray. Repeat until this area is covered with a design. Another way to decorate the surface is to dip the edge of a small piece of mat board into paint and apply it to the form. When you ve finished painting, set the tray aside to dry. Complete the project by attaching felt to the back with fabric glue.