Coming up with easy but interesting Mother’s Day crafts year after year is a challenge! The moms and dads that I work with are wonderful, and I want to make sure that they are celebrated as much as possible. I also want to make sure that my craft is appropriate for the wide range of kids in my care (currently from 1-8 years old!)
This year, we made a variation on a craft from a past year. I bought frames from Walmart ($16), but if I had planned a couple weeks in advance, I’m that I could have found cheaper on Amazon! And a large card!
I first filled a pallet with paint. I painted each child’s hand in a different way, and they made hand prints on the card and envelope! I included the ages and names with each hand print inside the card.
While that was drying, we pulled the card stock frame from inside the frames that we found at Walmart. The girls took turns painting each part of their frame and gluing on fun accessories like buttons, letter beads, cotton balls, and glitter. I helped the two year old with her glue and glitter but she did the rest! Here is a sample of what Tessa’s looked like:
I’m honestly thrilled with the result! I’m super grateful to my mom for the idea!!
I can see myself eventually switching out the picture but keeping the frame forever. This whole project costs under $20 including the card! You could easily keep the cost under $15 for the special mom or grandma in your life if you shop for the frame on Amazon or at Ikea!