When you are paying off debt the little things make it harder to stay on track than the big things. Little things like a card for mom on Mother’s Day. She deserves a little something, right? This year, save money and make something special for mom with these easy kid crafted Mother’s Day cards.
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This is such a super fun way to have some quality craft time with the kids and make something moms will love to get! Part of what I love about projects like this is how excited my kids get when their grandmothers open these handmade creations. They can’t wait to tell them all about it and these are the memories that they will carry with them long after they have their own kids. Besides, it’s fun to play with paint (even if it gets messy).
- Acrylic Paint
- Paint Brush
- 1 Styrofoam Veggie Container per 2 kids
- Cards and Envelopes (if you don’t have pre-made cards, you can make your own by folding cardstock or construction paper in half)
- Box Cutter or Xacto knife
- Mechanical Pencils (1 for each kid)
First, cut out the flat part of the Styrofoam veggie container.
- Use a cutting board or cutting mat to keep from messing up your table or counter.
Next, cut the flat piece of styrofoam in half so that it is roughly the size of the front of your cards.
- Don’t worry too much about rough edges. They will not affect the end result.
Then give one piece of foam and one mechanical pencil to each child and let them go nuts designing whatever they want.
- For my 2 year old, I took the lead out of the pencil because she kept clicking the lead out and you want to use a blunt edge on the foam.
- My oldest tried to write his name on the foam but since he’s 6, he doesn’t get the whole you have to write it backwards on a stamp concept. The prints turn out very artistic either way so don’t stress if this happens to you.
After they have finished their designs, apply paint to the foam design. You can do this with a foam brush or you can let the kids do it with their fingers. It simply depends on how big of a mess you want to clean up.
Next, stamp the painted design onto the front of the card. Do this for as many cards as you need (adding paint as needed). Then rinse off the foam with hot water. The best part is that you can save it and reuse it as many times as you want.
You can write a message on the inside of the card, or if your child is writing have him personalize it with his own message.
You can stay on a budget and give mom something special too. These easy kid crafted Mother’s Day cards will mean so much more to everyone involved than anything you’ll find on a store shelf!
You can make as many cards as you need and mom or grandma can frame the unique artwork to hang on the wall. Kids will be proud to be a part of the opening and excited to see it every time they visit.
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