Mother’s Day Craft for Kids and GIVEAWAY!

May 7, 2013 | by Jocie (email) |

Need a fabulously easy and sweet Mother’s Day craft for kids…plus a little extra gift money for your mom (or yourself!)?? Look no further! First up, find out how Izzie made an adorable bouquet of paper flowers. Second, enter to win a $300 Visa Gift Card!! woot woot.

$300 Visa Giveaway!

Paper Bouquet Craft

Bouquet of Paper Flowers Craft - OPC The Better Half

Not sure if I have shared this before, but the first Tuesday of the month, I go with a group on moms and toddlers to our local senior center to do a craft and sing some songs. It is a sweet sweet time for all of us – the seniors love the laughter and excitement the kids bring, and the kids learn to care for, value, and relate to an older and wiser generation. Growing up, my mother and grandmother often took us to visit shut-ins and people in the nursing home. It taught me so much and gave me many wonderful memories! I home my girls take away the same.

I planned this month’s craft to celebrate upcoming Mother’s Day and May Flowers! Thanks to Artrageous Afternoon for the idea. 🙂

Izzie loved making this bouquet of flowers, plus, these flowers will last a lot longer than the real deal. haha

Supplies Needed:

  • 6 green strips of green construction paper
  • 3″ squares of tissue paper
  • 2 other pieces of paper
  • glue
  • scissors

Bouquet of Paper Flowers Craft - OPC The Better Half

First, I cut lots of lots of strips of green construction paper about 3/4′ wide. I was super exact about it. I then cut A TON of 3″ squares of a variety of different color tissue paper.

Then, Izzie glued 6 strips of green paper on to the paper. Izzie then put dots of glue at the top of each strip of paper.

Bouquet of Paper Flowers Craft - OPC The Better Half

She then placed tissue paper squares, both flat and crumpled at the top. This was all her genius – she had a very definite idea of how she wanted to do things! (I don’t know where she gets that from, lol)

Bouquet of Paper Flowers Craft - OPC The Better Half

I then traced Izzie’s hand and forearm, cut it out, and glued it on top to look like the hand was holding the flowers.

Bouquet of Paper Flowers Craft - OPC The Better Half

Finally, I hung it on our Washi Tape clothes line art display.

Bouquet of Paper Flowers Craft - OPC The Better Half

Bouquet of Paper Flowers Craft - OPC The Better Half

Visa Giveaway

Need some extra cash to buy your mom a gift…or better yet, one for yourself? Personally I would love a new lawn chair, a spa day, or that new gold and turquoise Michael Kors watch. Feel free to tell Ethan! heehee

Me and some bloggy pals want to help you out by giving one lucky person a $300 Visa Gift card! Pretty crazy, right? All you have to do is follow us on PINTEREST! woot woot.

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What do you think? What are you doing for Mother’s Day?!

Thanks so much for reading along about my paper flower bouquet and Mother’s Day Giveaway,

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8 Responses
  1. Heather says:

    Izzie is a brilliant artist! What a beautiful and sentimental monther’s day craft!

  2. paintergal says:

    Great giveaway! For some reason, DIY Village and Lucy’s Inspired wouldn’t show up in the search for me on Pinterest.
    Love the Mother’s Day craft. So cute. And I absolutely love that you take your girls to interact with senior adults. What a blessing for both the young and old.

    • Jocie says:

      If you click on the +5 button next to their name a “Follow me on Pinterest” button should appear and you can follow them without having to search on Pinterest! YAY!!

  3. paintergal says:

    Now you tell me! 😉 Thanks, Jocie.

  4. OurPinterestingFamily says:

    Such an adorable idea, Jocie! 🙂

  5. JustME says:

    Boy I sure can tell Izzie enjoyed this craft. It looks an awful lot like the bouquet that facebook had on their sign (we drove by it a few times over the weekend) in honor of mothers day. Personally? I like Izzie’s more.

  6. mom2kaelyn says:

    So sweet! This was my first Mother’s Day this year and I received a beautiful bouquet of flowers. However, mine eventually died. Yours will last forever! 🙂

  7. MElissa says:

    I love these precious tissue flowers and plan to have my first graders make them!!!

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