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Mother's Day Crafts
Here are some ideas for gifts for your Mom on Mother's Day or any day of the year!

Use clean baby food jars. Spray-paint the lids with nontoxic paint. Use one of your favorite drawings or cut out a section from it to fit on the jar. Brush the outside of the jar with Modge Podge and place the drawing on it. Brush Modge Podge over the drawing. You can then sprinkle the outside of the jar with glitter. When dry, fill the jar with candy and give Mom the beautiful treasure!


Have the children make a handprint on white or light construction paper and then add the poem below. (I received this treasure from my youngest son when he was in kindergarten and still have it! He is 27 now!)

Mother's Day

Sometimes you get discouraged
Because I am so small
And always leave my fingerprints
On furniture and wall.

But everyday I'm growing
I'll be grown up someday
And all those tiny handprints
Will surely fade away.

So here's a final handprint
Just so you can recall
Exactly how my fingers looked
When I was very small.


Trace around your hand and cut it out of pink construction paper. Make flowers from colored pipe cleaners; print "I Love You" on a heart and fasten it to the pipe cleaner. Twist the stems together and circle the flowers with a small paper doily. Tape the bouquet to the hand and paste the hand to the front of a colored-paper folder. From colored paper or cloth, make a sleeve for the hand. Print "For Mother" on the front and make up a verse for the inside of the card.

Cathy writes, "My pre k class has been studying ladybugs this month. We made matching ladybug pins for mothers and fathers day. We poured plaster of paris into a spoon, dried for a day, took mold out of spoon, painted them, sprayed a clear coat and glued a pin back on. For Fathers Day we took a lima bean (planting/garden theme) painted it and placed at tie pin on the back. Now Mom's and Dad have matching pins. They all wore them to graduation."

Thanks, Cathy!

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