This Mother’s Day you may be looking for ways to involve your older kids. Crafts are a great way to get kids busy and have them make something special Mom will love. These projects listed below are great for kids with little more crafting skills. While these projects are better suited to older kids it is important to understand that they still will need adult supervision. Here are some Mother’s Day crafts for older kids-
Potpourri Gel Jars-These decorative jars and both fun and easy to make. They will delight Mom with their creativity and their usefulness.
Jars with lids (small pint jars work well)
2 cups distilled water
4 packages of plain Gelatin
50 drops essential oil (any scent)
Directions for the project-Heat one cup of the distilled water in a saucepan. Add the desired coloring. Remove from the heat, add remaining 1 cup of distilled water and the gelatin, stirring to dissolve. Divide the drops of essential oil, or potpourri oil, into the jars (wide mouth jelly jars or canning jars work well). Add the gelatin mixture to the jars. Place the jars in the refrigerator for about two hours. Remove the jars from the refrigerator and cover with plastic wrap or the jar’s lid. If you are using the plastic wrap you can choose one of the new colored wraps for a prettier “topping”. Store them at room temperature. To release the scent, remove the lid or plastic wrap. If you would like to decorate the jar you can place a piece of fabric over the lid or plastic wrap and tie with a colored ribbon or lace. You can include a silk flower tied at the end of the ribbon or knotted at the base of the jar’s mouth for a floral presentation.