Mother’s Day is just around the corner and you know abuelita is waiting for that special card to arrive. Why not make it extra especial and have your little ones make their very own card for abuelita?
My four year old chiquita made the one you see above. Okay, she had my help, but trust me, with a little supervision and prepping, even a 1-year-old can make a card for abuelita.
Homemade Mother’s Day Card for Abuelita (Grandma) – Craft for Kids
You can pick up all of these supplies at your local Walmart.
- assorted card stock and scrap-booking paper
- 1 brad
First you will need to make a stencil in the shape of a teardrop. You will use the same stencil to trace the leaves and the flower petals. Cut three of each coordinating color: three green teardrops for the leaves and three sets of three different coordinating papers for the petals. Set them aside.
Pick a solid color of card stock to make the card. Fold it in half.
Using a coordinating solid color, cut a slightly smaller rectangle. (My daughter loves purple so she picked a darker purple for the main card and a lavender for the smaller rectangle.) Have your little one glue it in place.
To help guide your little one, draw a dot somewhere around the middle upper half of the card. This will help guide where each petal needs to go. Make sure that the pointy side of each petal is placed over the dot. Have your little one glue on the first petal.
Moving clockwise, have your little one continue gluing each petal overlapping slightly.
After all the petals have been glued, the card should look like the one above. Now, let’s add a stem to our flower.
To make the stem, either you or your little one can draw a straight line using a ruler and a green marker. Do this starting at the bottom of the flower all the way down to the end of the smaller rectangle.
Now let’s add some leaves!
Using the green teardrops previously cut, have your little one glue them individually on to the stem. Make sure that the pointy side is now facing outwards.
Using some yellow card stock (or any other coordinating color) cut a small circle. Have your little one glue it onto the center of the flower. Let it dry for a few minutes.
You can leave the card as is, or you can add a little dimension and bling, by adding a brad to it.
With a needle or pin, pierce a tiny whole in the center of the flower. Insert the brad, turn the card over and fold brad ends.
You are done!
Now glue a piece of white paper to the inside of the card (if you like) and let your little one write her words of love for abuelita.
¡Feliz Día de las Madres!
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