Sunday, 11 May 2014

Happy Mother's Day!

Happy Mother's Day to all the moms out there!  I hope you are having a wonderful day and your children are spoiling you!  My mommy is far away, but we did get to chat on the phone.  
I know that my students will be spoiling their mom's because they all did some major crafting this week.  I love how kind and thoughtful my students are - they love giving gifts!

Displaying photo 1.JPG We made heart charms to be worn as pendants on necklaces, or put on a keychain if Mom would prefer.  Students had 5 choices of Fimo clay to choose from.  You can see red was a favourite!    I pulled kids to the rainbow table in groups of 6.  They picked a colour, rolled it out, and used a cookie cutter to cut the heart.  I helped push their thumbprint down to get a good impression.  We then poked a hole with a toothpick.  After I baked them for 15 minutes, we put a jump ring through the hole. 
My twins decided to make one pendant with both of their thumbprints on it.  They overlap, which I think is super cute!  Dawson put his print first, because he said it should since he was born first.   Too funny!

Displaying photo 2.JPGNext up was cards.  I rounded up some crafting supplies and we made some simple but beautiful cards.  Everyone got a 4x4 card base and a paper doily.  They glued the doily around the seam of the card so it was half on the back, and half on the front.  They glued a punched out butterfly and stamped "Thanks for always being there!" on the front.  Inside, they added a "Happy Mother's Day!" stamp.  Of course, they also put a caring note to Mom inside.
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Lastly, they packaged it all up.  I had these envelopes from We R Memory Keepers left over from a card class I once taught.  The 4 corners fold in to the centre.  We put our cards and charms inside, and sealed it with a butterfly.  I think they look great.

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I just hope that everyone remembered to take them out of their agenda pocket on Thursday and hide it before Mom saw it early.  I also hope they remembered where they hid it and brought it out today!!

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