Mother’s Day is a time to show your love for that special person(s) in your life. The one that kisses your boo-boos, tucks you in at night and then comes back in after you’ve fallen asleep because she missed a spot on your nose. The one that you can never repay for their unconditional love but once a year, you try your best anyways.
Mother’s Day should be every day of the year.
Well, not just Mothers but for everyone that deserves to be recognized and that’s a lot of people. And, if every day isn’t possible then at least every Sunday because Sundays around here are the best. Each and every Sunday, I wake up to The Kids and Ed making pancakes and then we spend the day outside or inside as a Family. So this Mother’s Day will be no different than every Sunday. And that’s just fine by me.
However, I understand that Mother’s Day isn’t every day and neither are Sundays as a Family. So, instead I offer up this kids craft, once again created by the extremely talented Cathy of Cathy Thinking Out Loud and hope you enjoy yours as much as I do mine.
Mother’s Day Craft for Kids – Flower Bouquet
You will need the following items to make this craft; scissors, hole punch, glue, stapler, scrap cardboard, marker, pencil crayons/crayons, pipe cleaners, white paper.
- Print and cut out the template,
- Trace the templates onto cardboard and cut them out,
- Colour the templates, punch holes and install the pipe cleaners,
- Colour the paper and glue it around the toilet paper roll,
- Cut slits in one end of the roll, splay the ends out, staple them to the round base,
- Put the flowers in the vase and proudly display them.
I made the mistake of trying to prepare the craft while The Kids were waiting. Next time, I will make it before hand. Max wasn’t as impressed with this craft because it involved too much colouring and at the end, he couldn’t play with it. However, he insisted that I make him a bee (or two, as well as a ladybug) so that’s how that came about.
Artemis on the otherhand has been carrying around her flowers for days. The best part is that she wanted to water the flowers. It took a lot of convincing by Max and I to convince her that they didn’t need water.
How Will You Spend Mother’s Day?
*Anyone know where this saying came from?
— Journeys of The Zoo (@zoojourneys) May 8, 2015