Need a special Mother’s Day Craft idea? These I Love You Because Mothers Day Craft Flowers is an Easy Mother’s Day Craft for kids to show how much they love their mom! You can also make one for Grandma!
This post was originally published April 10, 2013, but has been renovated with updated techniques, and updated tools to help make the project easier.
I recently polled a collection of 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 handprints, written letters or more elaborate photo crafts. It didn’t matter, as long as it was made by their kids for their mom, it was the perfect Mothers Day gift.
So I have the perfect 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 for Grandma!
I love You Because Mothers Day Craft Flowers Tutorial
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Here is the best part about the I Love You Because Mothers Day Craft flowers, it is easy! No Joke! I like simple crafts that the kids can help with and we can get done quickly.
The stem will take a little time as it will need to be spray painted and allowed time to dry. But the parent does this part anyway. So plan ahead, paint it and allow to dry the 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 at 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 glass Pebbles to embellish the top of the vase
- Ribbon to tie around the vase
For the Flowers:
- A 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.)
- Green 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.
Glue 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.
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, then you begin adding text.
In the center add 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 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, have them write each reason onto a petal. One reason per petal.
If not, have an adult transfer the list to the petals. This is where you will be using Elmer’s Painters.
While you wait for 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 timeout, 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 one 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.
Add hot glue to one side of the felt of the wooden dowel. 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 then 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 add the glass pebbles often found in floral departments. Scatter them on top. Finish off with a ribbon bow around the vase. And that is all! Super easy.
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 Mom or Grandma know just how loved they truly are! And why!
If you were to answer the question to your mother what would you say, I Love you Because… ?
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