For a whole new twist on crafting this Mother’s Day you may want to look at using your computer. Your computer set-up can help you create a whole new type of Mother’s Day craft that will impress your Mom or that special woman in your life who you are honoring this Mother’s Day. And best of all today’s kids are highly tech savvy and will often be more responsive to a project using the computer. So if you are looking for a unique gift solution for your Mom here are Mother’s Day crafts to do on your computer-
Personalized Memo Pad with Sparkles-
Even if your child is computer savvy enough to manage this project alone adult supervision recommended with use of a paper cutter.
Color printer (black and white printer works as well)
Scanner, digital camera, or other means to import a design into graphics software
Paper cutter or scissors
3-, 4- or 5-hole punch, optional
Prong paper fasteners (2 3/4″ centers between prongs), optional
Directions for the project: Design a memo pad using either markers or a graphics software program. If using hand drawn designs, import the graphics using a scanner. Size the graphics to fit your selected paper. For example, you could put anywhere from two to six graphics on a piece of paper, depending on the finished size you desire. Print out multiple copies of your designs. Be sure to let each page dry throughly before handling. Use a ruler to determine the size of the finished pad. Cut a piece of cardboard to fit the size of the pad to use as the base of the pad. Use a paper cutter, or scissors, to cut the memo sheets to size. Stack all the memo sheets facing the same direction. Hold the tablet at the top, and carefully tap on the table to get all the sheets to align correctly. Bind your sheets together using prongs or binder tape(available at office supply or craft stores). Decorate the edge of your memo pad using the glitter paint. Let dry throughly.