A beautiful Mothers Day!

Firstly, apologies for not posting in a while! We were all struck down with what can only be described as a truly vile bug! It zapped all energy levels as well as making me feel awfully ill so I was pretty useless for several days. We are all feeling much better and I can finally write again! (Hooray)!

I hope you all had a lovely Mothers Day? I think it is a lovely way to say thank you to our Mums for being so wonderful and for always being there. It is nice to show our mums how appreciated they are. A few of my friends have lost their mums and they are always at the forefront of my mind on special days and celebrations. I think our Mothers day celebrations remind us of how important our mums are!

One of my favourite things about Mothering Sunday is receiving lovely home made treats from my little ones. The sheer joy on their faces when they hand you their little treasures makes my heart melt! So thoughtful and kind. I received a beautiful bunch of flowers from my two little ones (thanks Daddy!) and some gorgeous home made cards. We all spent the day together at home as we were too poorly for anything else! Nevertheless it was a lovely family day – my favourite type of day!

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Mothers Day Cards – Pom Pom printing!

One of our favourite ways to print is pom pom printing! It is such a fun, cute way of printing and is brilliant for forming lovely circular patterns. I thought it would be a nice idea to use pom pom printing to make some Mothers Day cards this year. They would also make fantastic greetings cards for other special  occasions.

To make your pom pom print Mothers Day cards you will need – card, pom poms, paints, paper and glue.

Begin by deciding what shape / picture you would like to use for your card. We chose a butterfly and a heart shape. Draw it onto your paper and cut it out.

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Then dip your pom pom into a paint colour of your choice and begin printing down. My daughter chose to print down two alternating colours around the butterflies edge, then swapped to two different colours on the inside. If your little one is struggling to hold the pom pom, clip a laundry peg onto it to act as a handle, which will make it far easier for little hands to grasp.

Once the paint was dry, my daughter added some googly eyes and drew on a face!

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We then mounted the butterfly onto the front of a piece of folded card.

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My daughter also made a card using a heart shape which also looked very cute!

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A cute, simple way to make a greetings card and a lovely way to use pom pom printing! If you would like ideas on other painting methods please check out my painting ideas page!

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I hope you are all having a wonderful Monday!

Mothers Day Vase!

This craft is one of the sweetest for Mothers Day and is sure to bring a smile to any Mums face on Mothering Sunday! After originally spotting something similar on Pinterest, I adapted it slightly for the kids I was making it with and loved the end result! I have done these cute vases for a few years now and it is my absolute favourite Mothers Day craft. It is a super simple craft which doesn’t need many materials so is pretty cheap to make.

To make your Mothers Day Vase you will need – Paper cup, plain paper, paints in different colours, lollipop sticks (green if you have them), glue, cellophane or coloured paper and things to decorate vase with (eg – sequins, paper, glitter, etc).

Begin by painting your hand in the colour of your choice and printing it down onto plain paper.

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Then choose a different colour and print another hand print onto the paper. Repeat with different colours until you have four hand prints. (You can use the same colour but I think it looks prettier with the different colours). These hand prints will be the flowers!

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Whilst the hand prints are drying begin making your vase. Take your paper cup (we chose a pink one), and decorate it with anything you like! We chose coloured paper, cellophane, sequins, feathers and foam shapes.

Leave the paper cup to dry with the hand prints. Once the hand prints are dry, cut each one of them out. Then cut four small circles out of a piece of yellow or orange paper which will be the centre of the flowers. If you don’t have coloured paper just crayon some plain paper and do it that way instead. Glue the circles into the centre of each hand, then mount each hand print onto a lollipop stick. (Green sticks work best as they will be the flower stems, but I had ran out so I just coloured a plain stick in with a green crayon).

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Next put some scrunched up cellophane or paper into your paper cup vase. (This will help hold your flowers in place).

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Next put some glue on both sides of the bottom of the flower lollipop stick and place into the cup, by pushing it into a fold of the cellophane. Repeat with all of the flowers!

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I think these wonderful little flower vases make a beautiful Mothers Day Craft and will rival any bunch of ‘real’ flowers that Mum may receive! A very sweet craft for the little ones to make!

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Hand print Mothers Day Card!

Over the next couple of weeks I am going to try and post some ideas for Mothers Day cards and crafts. We have done quite a few different things over the years for my sister from her children, so I have lots of cute ideas for the kids to try! These ideas could also be adapted and used for extra special birthday cards!

One of our favourite Mothers Day card ideas is to use a hand print and finger prints to form a pretty flower. I first did this a few years ago and it is currently a very popular choice in schools and daycare settings, as it is super simple so even young kids and babies can do it with a little supervision.

To make your hand print card you will need – folded piece of card in your colour choice (we used orange), paint in different colours including green and yellow, and pretty paper / cellophane for the pot.

1 – Begin by painting your hand green, but leaving the fingertips and thumb tip. Paint the tips in yellow.

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2 – Print down onto the front of your folded piece of card.

3 – Use your finger to print down petal shapes around each yellow circle print. You can use the same colour or different colours. These will be the petals of your flowers!

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4 – Add a flower pot to the bottom of your plant using glue. We used a square cut from cellophane for ours.

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5 – Now leave to dry, add a greeting inside and ta – da –  one beautiful Mothers Day card ready to go to a very deserving lady!

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A lovely simple card which Mum will love!