Mother’s Day is quickly approaching! We thought we’d help you out and give you a few different crafts that are simple, cute, and fun for the kids!
This is one idea that is fun to make, and will last for years to come.
*This one requires a few days of drying time.*
All you need is:
- 3/4 cup of corn starch
- 3/4 cup of water
- 1 1/4 cups of baking soda
- We also added a few drops of food colouring so it wasn’t such a bland colour, but you can also paint it to give it a more personal touch!
Place all the ingredients in a pot and heat, while stirring constantly.
Eventually the mixture will thicken up into a mass that resembles mashed potatoes.
Once its finished, remove the mixture from the pot and place it into a bowl, covered with a damp cloth to cool for about 15 minutes.
We found it helpful to put a piece of parchment paper down under the clay so that once the hand print is in, it won’t have to be moved, and it won’t stick to the counter!
Once it’s cooled, you can shape it into a ball and roll it out to about 1"-1.5" thick (or flatten it our with the back side of a plate like we did!). Then let your kiddie place their hand in!
Our little one was acting a little antsy while the clay was cooking and cooling, so we poured him a little bowl of his own corn starch, baking soda and water and let him play with it. Sensory activity, while crafting? Win! Win!
This one is a little more messy (depending on what age you do this with) but so fun!
- Canvas - we found ours at a local dollar store
- Shower curtain - this will make clean up so much easier. You can thank us later. ;)
Lay the shower curtain open wherever you’ll be working.
Make sure your kiddies are wearing paint friendly clothes, or just their diapers, as pictured! ;)
Next, we put the canvas onto the workspace and put a drop of paint right onto the canvas.
From there, we just let our little ones do their thing. Let them move the paint around on the canvas, whether its a little or a lot! (One of our littles wasn't feeling like moving, so we took the canvas and moved it around for him!)
We helped by adding a little extra touch once their masterpiece was dry!
And that's it! Super simple!
This one is a little more work, but great as an afternoon activity!
- Egg Carton
- Pipe Cleaners
- Construction paper/Canvas
First, you need to cut the egg carton! We cut out each individual square, and then cut them into flower shapes. Once you have the shape you want, it's time to paint!
While the "flowers" are drying, take the pipe cleaners and cut them down to a length that fits your paper/canvas. Keep in mind, you'll be putting flowers above them!
Once they're cut, take a piece of your ribbon and tie it around the pipe cleaners. We secured the ribbon in place with some hot glue!
Once your flowers are dry, it's assembly time! Arrange them onto the paper/canvas however you want then to look-keeping in mind room for the "stems"! Once you've arranged them how you'd like, it's time to glue them on. Again, we used a hot glue gun. We find it helps secure everything just a little bit better!
That's all! This one requires a little more prep work, but it's another easy craft that the kids will love!
If you have any crafts that you think we should try out,
email us at firstname.lastname@example.org!