Friday, May 10, 2013

Celebrating Mother's Day

There are lots of things you can say, do or make for Mom to make her feel special on Mother's Day. As a Mom I can tell you that it will mean more to Mom if you give her something if it comes from you heart. If you think hard and put a ton of thought into it your Mom will love it. Gifts like this pull at your Mom's heart strings because she knows you thought long and hard about it and she knows allot of love went into the deciding factor.
My daughter used to get so upset because she didn't have any money to buy anything. I always stressed to her that money didn't matter and that I would love it if she put her heart into the heart...and THAT I DID! I got some really unique gifts,from place mats to painted flower pots to handmade bracelets to scented bath salts. However my favorite of all was a stepping stone that she made for my garden that has her hand print in it.
Here are some easy gifts that you can make for Mom before Sunday.

Handprint Bag

Glitter Candlesticks
For the candlesticks,you will need:
glitter (your choice of color),
candle sticks from the thrift shop,or a yard sale or maybe just laying around your house
craft glue
an old bowl
old paint brush or sponge brush
First lay the old newspapers on the table. Put glitter in a flat bowl. Using your brush paint glue onto your candle stick using small sections at a time. Now sprinkle the glitter onto your glued sections pressing slightly to help it to stick. Let the candlesticks dry for at least 24 to 48 hours before wrapping.
Yarn Bottle --Mod podge colorful yarn to different sized empty bottles. You will need Mod podge or you can make your own. Here is the recipe. Ask you Mom for some old yarn. Cut the yarn in strips and add glue to bottle. After you add the glue to the bottle with yarn strips. You design the way you want in the colors you choose.
Stepping Stone

 Mother's Day books related to our topic---
What NOT to Give Your Mom on Mother's Day

A little boy offers advice on what NOT to give your mom on Mother's Day, unless she's an animal. For example, don't give her a rotting log unless she's a salamander, or a bunch of flies unless she's a spider! What would Mom like best?

Gifts for you, Mama! - An Illustrated Mother's Day book for children
A lovely book for Mother's day! Spoken from a child's perspective, this beautifully illustrated book highlights the many things mothers do for their family, everyday. Children across the world offer to help their mothers with good intentions. But they sometimes end up with disastrous or hilarious results! Still, it’s the thought of helping that counts. Some of the pictures are humorous because children sometimes cause more mess when they help. Bright and cheerful illustrations will have your children (ages 3 - 6) asking for more. Beginning readers will be able to read this book by themselves. Don't be surprised if they ask to help out in the house! Available on Amazon
Ramona and Her Mother
Being seven and a half is not easy!
Ramona's at that awkward, in-between age—too little to stay home alone after school when her mother is at work, but too big to enjoy playing with pesty Willa Jean at her sitter's house. These days, all Ramona really wants is to twitch her nose and be her mother's little rabbit like she once was. Can't she be her mother's little girl forever?


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