Do Small Things With Great Love!
Mother’s Day is quickly approaching, and we’ve compiled a list of our favorite projects with links to full instructions. Create a gift for mom or find a project to create with her and create memories and art! And remember, whatever you make she is sure to enjoy because it will be from your heart! As Mother Teresa said, “Do small things with great love!”
PreK through 2nd Grade
Spring cupcake flowers:
This is a cute, easy project that only requires markers, pipe cleaners, cupcake liners, scissors (optional), and your imagination!
Tea Cup Cards:
Hang on to your egg cartons! This adorable recycled art project uses egg cartons, pipe cleaners, and construction paper to make the sweetest card you’ll ever receive!
Heart Fingerprint Tree:
This would be a fun project to create together. Mom can help with the heart stencil and tree limbs and then your little ones can fill in the tree with their fingerprints. Make a sweet memory AND art!
Hand Stitched Cards/Art:
A parent will have to help out with this project too as holes are punched through the cardboard with a hammer and nail but no fancy equipment is needed to make these adorable cards! You could also use construction paper or cardstock and then a hammer wouldn’t be necessary to make the holes. Added bonus: this is a fun way to learn a basic hand stitching!
3rd Grade through 6th Grade
Milk Jug Necklace:
This recycled art project uses milk jugs and embroidery thread to make a funky necklace inspired by current trends that mom will love to show off!
Food Stamped Tea Towels:
Hang on to your citrus and potatoes that might be a little past their prime and use them for this easy stamping project. This would likely work with any cotton fabric you might have but Walmart carries inexpensive cotton tea towels in their craft section that you could easily add it to your next grocery order!
Puffy Sidewalk Paint:
Create beautiful sidewalk art for mom with this easy to make sidewalk puffy paint! It’s safe for the environment and can be made with items you have in your pantry. The only supply you might have to buy or search for would be squeeze bottles but consider reusing condiment containers instead to make this project even more earth friendly.
If you have yard and access to nature you can make this beautiful project! Take mom and a nature walk and you can both gather leaves and flowers to use in your design. A fun alternative to a traditional bouquet!
Middle School and High School
Pounded flower tote bag:
We imagine you can use this method on any cotton fabric. Supervision necessary as a hammer is used to press the flowers. Fun, easy way to make beautiful naturally dyed textile art!
New Sew Felt Flower Bouquet:
Give mom a bouquet that will last forever! All you need are felt squares, twigs, and a hot glue gun.
Recycled Storage Baskets:
Who doesn’t love more storage??? This earth friendly weaving project can be made with supplies you likely already have at home: plastic shopping bags, scissors, needle, and thread!
Flower Pop-Up Cards:
These dazzling cards are made entirely from cardstock and little glue! This tutorial highlights the Cricut machine to speed up the process but you could get the same results with scissors or an Xacto knife.
We hope you found some inspiration for a gift to celebrate mom! Make sure to share your creations with us (after she’s received them, of course) by tagging the museum or by using #wmainspired!