Every preschool teacher knows that whatever gift kids make on Mother’s Day is always precious to the mom receiving the gift—whether it be a crayon-smeared sheet of paper with the simple “Happy Mother’s Day” greeting, or a single flower plucked from the garden.
Of course, children already have an overflowing sense of creativity, but their obliging teachers will have to guide them to make more creative preschool Mother’s Day crafts. Below are five of the simplest DIY Mother’s Day art ideas that will fill dear old Mom’s insides with silver dust and paper heart cutouts.
The Classic Mother’s Day Card
A card may be old school, but it is one of the sincerest ways to show one’s love—especially the affection coming from a child. Just prepare the following materials and your pupils are all set to make the most awesome cards:
- Folded colored papers
- Scrapbooking materials
- Pairs of scissors
Do not forget to teach your preschool kids how to cut paper hearts; these are real easy things to make for Mother’s Day, and they never fail to make moms smile.
DIY Flower Bouquet
A bouquet of flowers is also a special way to show affection during Mother’s Day. Teach your pupils how to make a simple flower origami.
If paper folding is too difficult for the kids, they can always use a pair of scissors and cut out flower designs (ones that you drew, of course) and paste them on a separate sheet or cardboard.
DIY Flowers in a Jar
This is where your recycling skills come in. You’ll need the following: :
- Used jars (old jam jars, peanut butter jars, soda bottles)
- Nontoxic paints
- Folded paper flowers
Preschoolers love color, so they will definitely enjoy this activity. Let them know that they can be absolutely free in designing and coloring their jars. They can actively exercise their creativity this way. When the painted jars have dried, place the folded paper inside.
DIY Mother’s Day Necklace
Moms love their jewelry! It’s about time their babies give them some for Mother’s Day, don’t you think? Now, what do you need for this project? Beads—lots and lots of beads—and a string to keep the beads together.
Since these are preschoolers, it might be smart to provide large beads since some kids have the tendency to put small objects in their mouths. As an additional precaution and to ensure safety, be sure to add more teacher assistants to monitor every kid’s activity.
DIY Mother’s Day Shirt or Apron
You will need paintbrushes and nontoxic paint for this one as well. You
can choose between the shirt and the apron, but a one-size-fits-all white shirt is the best base for preschoolers. The kids can run wild with their creativity while painting the t-shirts. They can design anything from a colorful “I love my mom” to a fun fusion of abstract designs.
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