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!
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!
Next 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.
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.
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!!