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Old 04-27-2014, 09:54 PM
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Default Mother's Day Gifts

With Mother's Day coming up I thought we could help each other out and post what we're doing for Mother's Day.

Last year I did framed footprints & hand picked flowers

This year I have no idea yet.

My dck's are 5 months, just turned 1, 2 yo, & 2.5 yo.
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Old 04-28-2014, 04:12 AM
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We planted flower seeds. We are painting ceramic pots with handprints and sponge painting butterflies or hearts, then will spray with sealant. I also did a questionnaire with the dcks who could answer some simple questions about their mom.
I might also have them bake muffins and print out the poem that was in a different post about If You Give A Mom A Muffin.

We did pots last year too but oh well.
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Old 04-28-2014, 05:08 AM
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I think I am going to do the old salt dough handprint but, put it inside the shape of a heart since the hand is so hard to cut out! I made the for Christmas one year but, they didn't turn out too great so I never did anything with them.
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Old 04-28-2014, 05:15 AM
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I'll have the kids paint a couple of flowers each, then I'll cut out the centers, and replace them with pictures of their face...I did it once and we loved it!
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We did cookies in a jar so that the kids could help their moms make them at home and do something together. We also did thumb print flowers with a poem. Not sure what we're doing this year. The kids 2 and under are the hardest to figure out what to do since they can't do a lot.
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Old 04-28-2014, 07:46 AM
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I am thinking of getting some pre planted herbs and transporting them into larger pots that the kids can paint. I figure they can keep them on the windowsill to smell nice, but they are useful for cooking. I have done frames and mugs etc for years. I always spend too much, and only a few parents actually care.
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Old 04-28-2014, 07:58 AM
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I have many ideas. Last year I did a handprint with a poem a questionnaire about mom which was adorable! But this year my dcks are too little for the questionnaire

I was also thinking of doing If you give a mom a muffin with a muffin mix or maybe bake muffins with the kids
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Old 04-28-2014, 08:06 AM
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I also like these:

Egg carton flowers

Silhouette in black on colored paper

You are my sunshine
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Old 04-28-2014, 09:40 AM
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I also like these:

Egg carton flowers

Silhouette in black on colored paper

You are my sunshine


I love that silhouette! How do you do that?
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Old 04-28-2014, 10:41 AM
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The silhouette is a favorite of mine, easy but a little time consuming.

You just take a picture of the child's head and shoulders, standing sideways and looking slightly up (I give them a spot to look at).

Then print the picture whatever size you want (I've done a 4x6 size to put in a 5x7 frame for dck's but for my own kids I made them bigger in an 8x10 frame).

Cut out the child's head and shoulders

Then trace onto black cardstock or designed paper if you like.

Glue the silhouette on a piece of cardstock and frame!

I like to write the child's name and date along the bottom
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We planted flower seeds. We are painting ceramic pots with handprints and sponge painting butterflies or hearts, then will spray with sealant. I also did a questionnaire with the dcks who could answer some simple questions about their mom.
I might also have them bake muffins and print out the poem that was in a different post about If You Give A Mom A Muffin.

We did pots last year too but oh well.
We're doing the same thing with the handprint ceramic pots, only we planted sugar peas
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Old 04-28-2014, 10:50 AM
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The silhouette is a favorite of mine, easy but a little time consuming.

You just take a picture of the child's head and shoulders, standing sideways and looking slightly up (I give them a spot to look at).

Then print the picture whatever size you want (I've done a 4x6 size to put in a 5x7 frame for dck's but for my own kids I made them bigger in an 8x10 frame).

Cut out the child's head and shoulders

Then trace onto black cardstock or designed paper if you like.

Glue the silhouette on a piece of cardstock and frame!

I like to write the child's name and date along the bottom

http://www.thesitsgirls.com/diy/do-i...n-silhouettes/

I found this too, where you paint the back of the picture black instead of tracing on cardstock. This is a good option to involve the kids more, since this project doesn't involve them too much lol.

This pic shows what they look like in black. I have a set of 8x10's of my kids, I LOVE them!
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The painted pot idea. The kids REALLY enjoy watching something grow that they planted. I have mainly 3-4 year olds so it will be perfect.

There are SO many cool ideas on Pinterest, it is so hard to pick just one!
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Oooh I love the sunshine one too!
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Old 04-28-2014, 11:16 AM
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I' did flower pots with handprints & a poem, with petunia's in them. This year we will be making colorful pasta necklaces and paper flower's. I've done so many handprints/footprints & I just did the photo shoot for Easter, but could easily work for Mom, using white paper with a M O M, kid holding it up and making a photo collage. I bought the colorful frames from IKEA, so they were stylish, and cheap =)

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Old 04-28-2014, 11:29 AM
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Last year we painted metal flower pots an planted a flowers in them. We also made cards and I put a pic of the child on the front.

This year I bought wooden picture frames that the kids are going to paintband these cute "mom" sticker type phrases to put on the frames. We are also going to make cards again.
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I' did flower pots with handprints & a poem, with petunia's in them. This year we will be making colorful pasta necklaces and paper flower's. I've done so many handprints/footprints & I just did the photo shoot for Easter, but could easily work for Mom, using white paper with a M O M, kid holding it up and making a photo collage. I bought the colorful frames from IKEA, so they were stylish, and cheap =)

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OMG that photo shoot is too cute! I might do that for something somewhere along the way! Different funny faces and every different angle, since we all know how hard it is to get a good smiling pic of a toddler!
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Old 04-28-2014, 12:34 PM
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Did you know that MOM is WOW upside down?
One year we made cards that said that The four-year-olds got a big kick out of it. The moms pretty much said ... Wow is right ... about their kids.
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