This year I gave YC and EC two different ideas for a handmade Mother’s Day cards. That way their mum doesn’t get 3 of the same cards.

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Idea 1

You will need:

  • Kebab stick
  • Coloured paper – 1 green and 2 other colours
  • Tape
  • Glue
  • Paper clip

This card was one I had seen on a Facebook video, which I saved into the depths of where ever saved videos go and found it again over the weekend.  Sorry that the instructions are quite long for it.

homemade mother's day cards

On your first piece of paper make it into a square and cut off any extra paper.

Fold the square in half, and then unfold.

Next fold it in half the other way and unfold.

Then fold it diagonally before unfolding. Finally fold it diagonally the other way.

Re fold it in half while pushing the 2 other sides inwards, which should create a triangle. Fold that triangle in half.

homemade mother's day cards

On that draw an arch and cut it out. When you open up the shape up it should make a heart shaped flower.

Repeat all of that with another colour. However, when you come to draw and the arch you will need to make it smaller.

Glue the smaller flower onto the bigger one. Then write your message before folding it all back up.

Tape the stick to the back of the flower, it should look like an arrowhead. Before you tape it down make sure that the flower will open up with the message the right way up.

After that cut out some leaves with long stalks and glue them onto your stick.

homemade mother's day cards

Finally cut out and decorate some sort of bug. EC made a caterpillar and I made a butterfly for BB’s card. On the back of your bug attach a paper clip and use it to keep your flower shut.

The first part of this sounds complicated but it really isn’t and it makes such a sweet card.

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an opening flower card perfect for Mother's day.

Idea 2

You will need:

  • Paper
  • Heart shaped hole punch
  • Glue
  • Pen

This card is a variation on a card that we made for Valentines day a few years ago. For that one we cut out heart shapes from rose petals and glued them onto a card. This time instead of roses we used paper.   YC decided that she wanted to make this card.

homemade mother's day cards

Cut out as many hearts as you think you will need.

homemade mother's day cards

Glue them onto the card.  YC glued them in the pattern of a large bunch of balloons.

When you have enough hearts glued down start folding some of the remaining hearts in half. Put some glue down the fold and stick them onto the hearts you have already stuck down to create a 3D effect.

I hope that you enjoy making one of these handmade Mother’s day cards.

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Handmade Mother's day card ideas for kids

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Nanny Anita
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Nanny Anita is our resident Super Nanny. Having trained at the famous Norland College, in Bath, she has over 12 years experience, working all over the world with children from 2 months to 17 years old. Nanny Anita is an expert when it comes to keeping the little ones entertained and writes a column with Leonora called 'Get Crafty' for Little London magazine. Nanny Anita has been on hand to answer our reader questions, and she provides weekly arts, crafts and activities for families to do with their children at home. She really is a modern day Mary Poppins!

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