Crafty Mom: Make a 'Mom Tree' for Mother's Day
Here's a Mother's Day gift that even the least crafty among us can complete with their kids.Posted — Updated
Mother’s Day is such an important day. I want crafts that are made with love for me from my children. But I don't want to be the one making the crafts.
This Mother’s Day, my children did two crafts with the help of my husband (and some direction from me). The first was so straightforward, I barely gave instructions.
I just bought wooden block cut outs and had them use color pencils to draw on them. I asked them to draw something that means something to them.
For the next craft, I had them make a Mom Tree. I told my husband how to make it. I think they did a great job.
Green pipe cleaners
Brown pipe cleaners
Wooden rods (I found some at Michaels).
Wooden hearts or something to glue the photos onto. Any shape would work.
A small planter pot
Sand, dirt or rocks
First take a wooden rod and wrap the brown pipe cleaners around the rod so that it is fully covered. Then wrap the green pipe cleaners around the top so that they are tight around the top but stick out, making branches.
I found wooden hearts at Michaels as well. The kids and my husband glued pictures on the hearts and then glued the hearts to the ends of the branches.
Then they placed the tree inside a small planting pot and filled it with dirt. You can use sand, rocks or anything that would hold the tree in place.
Here’s a poem that I wrote to help dads out a little. Feel free to use it or have your children write their own. This is also a great gift for Grandma as well.
What has been your favorite Mother's Day gift? Do you like a day of pampering or a gift homemade from the heart?
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