Mother’s Day Crafts is a great way to teach children that they don’t need to buy stuff for special occasions when homemade will do.
During our son’s Google Meet online class, the teacher came up with suggestions for Mother’s Day crafts.
Unfortunately, the kids had already started making Mother’s Day crafts at school but could not get them.
So the kids had to start over from scratch, which was OK with us as I got to participate.
Today, I want to talk about how to create Mother’s Day crafts at home instantly without added expenses.
You will also find a step-by-step tutorial about how to make a colourful heart using pipe cleaners.
Cheap Mother’s Day Crafts For Kids
In the past, we would buy cards at the Dollar Store for all occasions, but we stopped years ago.
A quick trip to the Dollar Store led me down many aisles where I could not purchase products.
Even if you wanted to buy a Mother’s Day Card, you couldn’t since it’s not an essential item.
However, I was able to buy craft items such as crayons, markers, colour construction board, etc.
Most parents are stocked on kids’ art supplies, but we were running low.
Often holidays are associated with spending money and buying gifts, and Mother’s Day is on that list.
We wanted to teach our son that making something was better than buying something.
Teaching our children to be kind and share their emotions in arts and crafts is a gift with lasting memories.
How To Make A Pipe Cleaner Heart For Kids Crafts
- Take 4 different colour pipe cleaners
- Twist the 4 ends together
- Using one hand to hold the pipe cleaners use the other to twist it to the bottom
- Shape the coloured pipe cleaners into two candy cane shapes
- Bring each end of the candy cane shape together and twist the ends to form a heart.
- You can cut the twisted end if it’s sharp
Easy Mother’s Day Crafts For Kids
I folded and cut the colour cardboard stock that we had purchased into four cards.
Oddly enough, the kids are learning fractions in school, so our son spoke up and said fourths.
I brought all of the craft materials to the table and watched him create his Mother’s Day Craft.
It’s magical when you see your child making hearts on a page and seeing their thoughts come to life.
I’m pretty sure our son won’t be an artist, but he certainly has a gold heart.
The Mother’s Day Crafts that we made took us about 30 minutes to draw, cut, colour and glue.
He was so proud of the card that he struggled not to show his mother until Mother’s Day.
Media Literacy And Consumerism
Currently, in media class, our 6-year-old son is learning about marketing to consumers.
They are talking about the different forms of media and whether they are to inform, persuade, or for entertainment.
By showing your child how they can make someone happy without buying stuff.
Creating crafts is a valuable financial and educational life lesson you can teach them.
Two Easy Mother’s Day Crafts Ideas
I looked on Pinterest for the best two Easy Mother’s Day Crafts.
Instantly I fell in love with the bouquet because Mrs. CBB told me never to buy them.
So, I think we will be making this today while she is out for her daily walk.
Fingerprint Bouquet Of Flowers For Mom
I found this Mother’s Day crafts idea at Our Kid Things, where you will find out how to make this for mom.
Thanks, Crystal, for this fantastic Mother’s Day Craft idea – The mother’s Day Crafts For Kids Fingerprint Bouquet.
Materials needed: For our Mother’s Day Fingerprint Flower Bouquet you will need lighter weight colored cardstock and acrylic paint in the colors of flowers. The rest of the supplies include a green marker, twine, scissors, and glue dots.Our Kid Things
Popsicle Stick Mother’s Day Craft
Michelle, a blogger at Crafty Morning, has a simple Mother’s Day craft idea with materials that you may already have.
Her Mother’s Day craft idea is titled “Home is Where The Heart Is” and made from popsicle sticks.
Since our son has a Sensory Processing Disorder finding crafts that take little time is ideal.
It’s difficult for a child to sit for more extended periods to focus, and I thought this craft would be perfect.
This afternoon, we will be making this one as a family for my sister-in-law for Mother’s Day.
Discussion: What other Mother’s Day crafts for kids ideas do you have?
Let me know below.
Recent CBB Posts That You May Have Missed
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- How Financially Delayed Gratification Worked For Us
- Mother’s Day 2021 Ideas Under Lockdown
- Keto Bacon Cheese Pigs In A Blanket
- How to Protect Your Property From Thieves
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This popped into my head because I hope the picture is more apparent now that we are into year two of this pandemic.
What this pandemic has taught us is, for one, that we are happy our mortgage is paid off.
So many people are struggling to pay the rent, mortgage, and utility bills and put food on the table.
Many businesses are closing, ruining life-long dreams for the owners.
This also means that Canadians are losing their jobs.
If anything, start your emergency savings if you’ve used them up.
Find things you can sell if you need spare cash.
Pay off debt as fast as you can and stop making it.
Prioritize what you need over want and stick to budget basics.
Frugal living saved us, and I hope it will save you from any future financial crisis.
Frugal Recipe Of The Week
Today’s recipe Classic Cherry Delight by My Country Table, was chosen by Mrs. CBB.
The photo brought her back to when her mother would make this recipe.
It was called a no-bake cherry cheesecake, and what she loved was the thick crust the most.
Related: Cherry Cheesecake
When I created my Classic Thick Date Squares Recipe, I didn’t realize how popular it would be on Pinterest.
The filling is essential, but so is the base as a pie crust would be for a pie.
A thick base with all the creamy goodness in the middle or on top is a winner.
I most definitely will make this recipe so we can bring it to my mother-in-law.
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