I recently asked a lot of other moms what they really want for Mothers Days. One of the most common answers was a gift made by their kids. This ranged anywhere from simple hand prints, written letters or more elaborate crafts. But either way, as long as it was made by their kids for their mom, it was the perfect Mothers Day gift. So I have a great Mothers Day Craft Flowers for you to help your kids with. Or have Daddy help the kids. A special “I Love You Because…” Mothers Day Craft. A great Mothers Day Gift for yourself or even the Grandma!
I love You Because Mothers Day Craft Flowers Tutorial
Here is the best part about the I Love You Because Mothers Day Craft flowers, it is easy! No Joke! I like simple craft projects that the kids can help with and we can get done without a lot of time. This one did take a few different project scheduling. Simply because you have to spray paint the stems. But that is done by the adult anyway. So just plan ahead and have the stems spray painted a day before. Then once you begin the I Love You Because flowers, you can just work straight through.
It doesn’t take a lot of expensive supplies either. Most items I found at Walmart or Amazon. Others I already had in home because I have a craft room full of common supplies. But to get started you will need:
For the base:
- Flower vase of choice
- green floral foam block to fit in a flower vase
- Decorative Pebbles to embellish the top of the vase
- Ribbon to tie around the vase
For the Flowers:
- Packet of Foam Sheets. Multiple colors recommended.
- Elmers painters, in colors of choice
- Hot Glue Gun and Glue Sticks (photo shows Elmer’s spray glue. I originally used that, but it didn’t last well with the flower, so I had to go back through and re-glue everything with hot glue.)
- Spray paint
- Square Dowels
- 11″ Daisy Felt Base – This is stiff. Not a flimsy Felt fabric cut out. You will need one for each child that will be participating.
- 1 scrap sheet of Green Felt fabric
To begin we start with the flower. You will be using the Foam sheets to cover up the Daisy felt base. It is exactly what it says it is. A base. Find a lid to a jar around your house that fits the center of the Daisy felt base. You will use this for the template to draw a circle on a foam sheet. This will be the center of the flower. I did mine in Yellow. Trace the circle and then cut it out.
Next use the Daisy felt base as a template and trace around the petals onto other colors of the foam sheets. These will be the petals. Once you have one petal cut out, you can then use it as a pattern to cut the rest out. I managed to get two petals per foam sheet. This is also a great place to have the kids help. Have them help cut out the petals and center after you trace the patterns onto the foam sheets.
Once everything is cut out, then simply add hot glue to the Daisy felt base. Go one petal at a time. Drizzle hot glue on the petal and then place on the foam sheet petal on top. Then proceed to the next. We alternated colors for each petal. Each kid picked their own color scheme and designed the pattern. I think they did a great job. I had to help with Jade’s (the one with many colors. She’s just not old enough yet to understand what we were doing.)
Next you will glue on the center. Drizzle hot glue into the center of the flower and place the yellow foam sheet into place. Once the glue cools down and then you begin adding text. The center is where I placed the theme. “Mom, I Love You Because…” If you wanted you could also add a small photo of each child into the center and write the text around the photo.
Then have each child sit down and write up a list of 8 different reasons why they love Mom. Or why they love Grandma. Depending on who they are making the craft for. If the child is old enough and can write clearly you can then have them write each reason onto a petal. If not, then have an adult transfer the list to the petals. This is where you will be using the Elmer’s Painters.
While you wait for the Elmer’s Painters to dry, you can move onto the Stem. As mentioned before, you should take the day before to spray paint the square dowels. This will allow them to dry in time for doing the craft. Otherwise you will need to take a time out, spray paint the dowels and wait a day to finish the I Love You Because Mothers Day craft Flowers. But with the dowels painted and dry we can proceed forward.
Take the dowel and lay it onto the felt scrap cloth. Measure the length you want to cover the dowel. Mark it. Then cut double that length.
Drizzle Hot glue across on end of the Dowel. Lay the felt fabric strip across it and press lightly. Turn the dowel over. Add more hot glue on the dowel. Fold the felt over and press lightly into the hot glue. Allow to cool for a moment.
Now simply add hot glue to one side of the felt of the wooden dowel. Then lay the hot glue end onto the back side of the Daisy felt flower. Be sure to check and make sure the flower is right side up and at the angle you want before you attach the stem.
Allow the hot glue to cool and you are finished with the actual flower! How exciting! All you have left to do is arrange the flowers into the flower vase and you are done!
I found a short square clear Vase and a floral foam block that fit well into the vase. I inserted the foam block. Then I arranged the I Love You Because Mothers Day Craft Flowers into the foam block. Once I had the flowers where I wanted them and at the angle I wanted them, I merely stuck the flowers into the foam block to hold them in place. Then I found some cute pebble mixtures in the floral section of Walmart. And I scattered them on top. And finally tied a ribbon bow around the vase. And that is all! Super easy. Took less than five minutes to arrange it all.
Now you have the perfect Mothers Day Gift for the woman of the house, or the Grandmother! And a special one made with the kid’s help! And special messages letting them know just how loved they truly are! And why!
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