Shae O'Brien is an English teacher, writer, wife, and mother to three beautiful girls. She takes life with a grain of salt and two spoonfuls of sugar! Please be sure to follow her on www.facebook.com/catholicmamablog.

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Mother's Day Craft 2014

You know those mothers who are creative and artistic and raise children that make no messes ever? You know, the ones that invent the pins on Pinterest everyone else tries to imitate (to no avail)?

Yeah. That's not me. 

I'm the mother who works a full time job, but still has the audacity to have a "Catholic-sized" family. So, with three beautiful daughters under three years old, I have spent all my precious mental energy coming up with quick, easy crafts for holiday gifts!

This one is for Mother's Day. 

Here's the thing. I refuse to use paint because I don't have the time or energy to bathe my three daughters, the dog, the dining room table, and the carpet for the next six hours. BUT I love handprints! Such a precious way to remember the size of our little blessings, right? Below is my Mother's Day Craft for 2014:

-construction paper

Step 1--Handprints
Stencil your child(ren)'s handprint on a piece of construction paper with pencil. Use scissors to cut out handprint. Take care to keep the stencil in tact for the rest of the craft. 
*Note: If you have an infant, wait until they are sleeping to stencil their hand. It will be relaxed and there will be much less squirming. 

Step 2--Stem/Leaf
Draw and cut out stem/leaf on piece of construction paper. 

Step 3--Flower!
Place stem/leaf stencil on background paper. Use green crayon to scribble design onto paper. 

Then place handprint stencil over background paper. Scribble the colored crayon of your choice over stencil to full in "flower". 

Step 4--Sign card!
Use black crayon to write name along the stem and "Happy Mother's Day" with the year at the top. 

Easy peasy! Less clean up, still framable, and a keepsake to ooh and ahh over for generations! 

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