This Mother’s Day if you are looking for a special way to have the kids express their love and appreciation for Mom why not have them make their own craft? Crafts can be a great way to involve kids in the gift giving process and Mom will cherish it even more since it was made directly by the little hands she loves the most. You can plan ahead to have the kids make them as gifts before the big day or these projects can be fun to do on Sunday afternoon after Mother’s day brunch is over. Keep in mind that these crafts work best for elementary school age kids but still require adult supervision. Here some of the best ideas for Mother’s Day crafts for school age kids.
Butterfly Card-This colorful butterfly card is made from construction paper but will delight Mom with its whimsical nature.
•Construction paper (at least two different but complimentary colors)
•Markers or crayons
•Optional: Glitter glue or glitter
Directions-Fold the two pieces of construction paper in half, making two card shapes. Put the two folded cards together (one inside the other). Draw half of a butterfly along the fold of one of them. Holding the two cards together, cut along the line you just drew. You will now have two butterflies. On only one of the butterflies, fold it in half again and draw a smaller butterfly within it. Then cut along the line you just drew. Carefully using the hole punch, make a series of holes along the edges of the two pieces you just cut. This is so you can see the other color underneath. Glue one of these pieces onto the larger, uncut butterfly. Then flip the large butterfly over, and glue on the other cut piece. Then you can cut a black or brown body for your butterfly. Glue it onto the inside of your butterfly. Write your message inside of your card.
Optional: Decorate your butterfly with crayons, markers, glitter glue, or glitter.