Date Posted: 12:37:18 03/11/06 Sat
Subject: Mother's Day Craft Needed
I am looking for an easy craft to make for Mother's Day for around 25 mothers at our church. Something simple,useable, and not too expensive. Anyone have any great ideas they can help me out with?
[> Re: Mother's Day Craft Needed -- KellieAnn, 12:43:53 03/11/06 Sat 
I have been in charge of making Mother's Day gifts at our church for the past few of years. We have made the following:
1. Flower Pens
2. Seed Pack Angels
3. Cookie Flowers
4. Hershey Kiss Roses
5. Book Marks
6. Tea Light Flowers
7. Candy Skewers
These are all fairly inexpensive to make.
[> Re: Mother's Day Craft Needed -- va, 15:05:43 03/11/06 Sat 
I do this every year for Mother's Day and it has always been a big hit.
First take individual photos of the children; taking the complete body.
(Cheap with Walmart film and developing.)
Next, cut around complete body outline. (If you do not have time to cut around tiny details like fingers; be sure to watch where fingers and shoe laces are when you take the photos.)
Buy pretty white paper lace doilies; one per child. (About 9 to 10 inche size.) I really like the square ones for this, but they are hard to find and the round will work fine. (Doily is the wing.)
Use clear, shimmery, luminescent pipe cleaners; one per child. (Feelers)
Gather up the doily in the middle, and place folded in half pipe cleaner in the middle and twist together to secure. Seperate the pipe cleaner sticking out into 2 feelers and coil out ends. You can place a little glue on the ends of the pipe cleaner and add a clear round bead for added beauty. I like to do this step.
Glue cut out picture of child into the middle where the gathered pipe cleaner is; with the head at the top. Glue strip magnet to the back.
This is so adorable. I have found that it doesn't matter what the child is wearing or even if hands are behind the back; these are always cute.
When I made this craft up, I lucklily found a poem that goes with it. I do not have an author though. va
Near my mother.
Tell her that I
Dearly love her.
[> Re: Mother's Day Craft Needed -- Judy R, 21:39:24 03/18/06 Sat 
What a cute idea. Boy if you miss a day or two here, you had better check out page 5&6, things sure move fast, and it is so easy to miss something. I nearly missed this. lol
[> [> Re: Mother's Day Craft Needed -- Reta, 09:39:24 03/19/06 Sun 
What are tea light flowers? This sounds interesting. Thanks to everyone who replied. Most of the ladies in our church are of older age. The butterflies will be great to pass along to our one and only sunday school class.
[> [> [> Re: Mother's Day Craft Needed -- KellieAnn, 10:13:35 03/19/06 Sun 
I have made two variations of the candle flowers. I used a floating tea light and pushed it onto the end of a wooden skewer. I then took apart a silk flower head and pushed the larger part of it up underneath the tea light. The tealight now becomes the center of a flower. I then wrapped green floral tape around the skewer and added some silk leaves.
If you don't any any silk flower heads you can use tissue paper to surround the tea light (just like for flower cookies).
I have also made this using a votive candle. Except I don't use a silk flower head I only use the silk leaves to surround the votive. I hope this helps.