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!

 

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Happy New Year – blwyddyn Newydd Dda!

Happy new year everyone! ( Or blwyddyn Newydd Dda! as we say here in Wales! ) I hope you all had a fantastic Christmas time and new year. We had a wonderful time! We kept up with our family traditions and have been out and about in the fresh air lots! One of our favourite places to go is a woodland walk not far from our home, which has some beautiful waterfalls, so we visited on Christmas Eve ( complete with Santa hats of course)!

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We also went on a very scenic walk on one of the Welsh Coastal Paths which passes plenty of horse fields (much to the kids delight)! This is one of my favourite places ever and is a great place to clear your head. I love running along this trail when the weather brightens a little!

 

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The Christmas Eve parcels went down a treat too! The kids loved the home made reindeer food and they had great fun sprinkling it on the lawn on Christmas Eve!

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It has been so nice just spending time together as a family. It sometimes feels that in the present time we don’t tend to just sit, breathe and spend time together. Modern day living has people running around on full speed hardly daring to take a breath. One of the things I will be trying to focus on more in 2016 is to sit and just enjoy the moment more. Have any of you made any resolutions? I usually make the same ones each year so this year I am going back to basics. I aim to spend more time sitting and savouring the little moments. Time seems to fly by so quickly these days and those little (precious) moments can get lost in the mayhem of everyday living.

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I hope you all have a brilliant 2016 full of love, health and happiness. Let’s all make some amazing memories! 🙂