Wow, can you believe Mother’s Day is just a few days away?
Over the weekend we made some cute flower magnets for M’s grandmothers.
This craft was inspired one Sunday morning at IHOP (International House of Pancakes – yum, yum, yum!). On the walls, there were framed papers, with egg-shapes cut from them, and patterned paper underneath, making pretty Easter eggs.
With quick help from photo-shop, here’s an idea of what they looked like:Anyway, I really loved these, and tucked the idea into that little craft area of my brain. When I saw a pack of pretty spring-themed scrapbooking paper at Target for 50 cents, I knew just what we would do with it.
However, it all turned out differently than the plan in my mind. Doing the cut-out presented more of a challenge for M than I expected, and it looked more like a card than a piece of artwork. We will probably do something along those lines sometime, but for now we modified the plans as follows…
Supplies: White cardstock, colored cardstock (we used yellow), marker, something to make a large circle and a small circle (lids), simple cardstock flower template, foam sheets or scraps, scissors, glue on a saucer, small paint roller, patterned paper cut into squares or small rectangles. There was no measuring for this – I just snipped a few strips of paper into pieces. If you want to make these into magnets, you’ll need magnets too. I usually have a roll of magnetic tape from Walmart on hand.
While that’s drying, draw one large circle for each flower you are making on your colored cardstock, and cut them out: (M has 4 pairs of scissors, but couldn’t find any of them, and was allowed to use my sharp ones under close supervision.)
We trimmed the yellow circles a little bit, and put magnets on the back, and now we have pretty magnets for Grandma’s and Nama’s refrigerators. :) I love the variety of textures used on these (see the glitter and glossy spots?)! Using fabric scraps instead of scrapbooking paper could add even more texture!
Some other ideas for Mother’s Day…
Foam mosaic flowers (or any shape mama likes): M made these for Easter when he was 2 years old (pre-blog). I cut the cross and flower out, gave him scissors and strips of foam to cut the tiles, and he glued them on. I still love these. I put a little magnet on the back and they’ve been on our fridge ever since. It would be fun to revisit this project now that he’s twice as old. :) I think these would be perfect for Mother’s Day too! And super-easy for just about any child to do.
I’m linking this up to Kids Get Crafty!
Have a beautiful day! :)