I LOVE coming up with Mother's Day Projects! Here's why:
1. Mom's rock. They are amazing, superheroes. 2. The kids really get in to making something special for the mom in their life. As an art teacher, this is rewarding to see. 3. I'd like to think I'm putting out good Mother's Day craft karma. When my daughter is big enough, I want her to proudly hand something like this to me.
The great thing about this craft is that it really has limitless possibilities! You could experiment with color, texture, pattern, and so much more! Here is what we did:
what to use:
8 1/2 x 11 card stock
green tissue paper
various shades of green construction paper
watercolor dyed coffee filters
how to use it:
step 1: Make a cone
To make the cone for the bouquet, grab the upper right hand corner and the lower left hand corner of your cardstock and bend them towards one another. Your paper will start to form a cone shape. Secure with hot glue or glue stick
(Depending on what age group you are working with and how much time you are working with, you may want to do this step ahead of time on your own.)
step 2: Add greenery
To give your bouquet some fullness, you will want to add a piece of tissue paper in to the cone. You can secure this by using a glue stick on the end of the tissue paper that you are stuffing in the cone. You also want to add leaves. My students cut out 5 or 6 leaf sizes and shapes. Fold the leaves in half lengthwise and glue them to the inside edges of the cone with a glue stick.
step 3: Flowers and finishing touches
Time to add the flowers! You can do this in a variety of ways. We used painted coffee filters that we had lying around the art room, but tissue paper would work just fine. Or you could get super fancy and make some origami flowers to stick in there. You can crumple up your coffee filter or tissue paper and secure it into the cone with hot glue. For a finishing touch, wrap a pipe cleaner around a pencil to create a "spring". Cut this in half, and hot glue the "springs" around the inside of the cone. You can also add ribbon and label to allow a space for a sweet Mother's Day message!
Happy Mother's Day!