Mother's Day is coming up on Sunday 10 May. Make some beautiful and surprising craft to give to mum.

Surprise Message Flowers

thumbnail of STEAM Water flowers template

Skill Level: Easy

Materials

  • Paper
  • Felt pens, crayons or colouring pencils
  • Scissors
  • Small bowl of water for presentation

Instructions

  1. Start by drawing some daisy-like flowers on a sheet of paper.
  2. Write your message to mum in the centre of the flower.
  3. Decorate the rest of the flower.
  4. Cut the flower out making sure each petal is only attached to the centre.
  5. Starting at one petal fold it in so it covers the centre of the flower
  6. Repeat for each petal.
  7. Give to mum on Mother's Day.
IMPORTANT: When you give it to mum also give her a small bowl or dish of water and tell her to place the flower so it’s floating on top of the water folded petal side up, then wait for the surprise message to appear as the water makes the petals unfold.

Tea Cup Cards

Skill Level: Easy

Materials

  • 1 sheet of plain paper or thin cardboard
  • Piece of coloured paper
  • 1 egg carton
  • 1 small piece of pipe cleaner or ribbon
  • 1 teabag of mum's favourite variety
  • Glue
  • Stickers to decorate (optional)

Instructions

  1. Fold your plain sheet of paper or cardboard to make a card.
  2. Stick a smaller piece of coloured paper on the card.
  3. Colour or paint your egg carton then cut it up to give you your teacup. Make a handle out of a pipe
  4. cleaner (or ribbon) and glue both to your card.
  5. Decorate your card with drawings or stickers.
  6. Place one of mum’s favorite type of teabags in the teacup.

Wrapped hangers

Skill Level: Easy

Parental help required if using a hot glue gun.

Materials

  • Clothes Hanger
  • Wrapping material eg. wool, ribbons, string, scoobies, strips of fabric
  • Hot glue gun (optional) only to be used by adults

Instructions

  1. Take your hanger and attach your wrapping material in the middle either by using hot glue or tying it in place.
  2. Start wrapping the hanger by winding your material around and around.
  3. Finish by gluing or tying your material in place.

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