Mother’s Day Card for Abuelita {Kids Craft}

by Lisa Renata on May 7, 2012 · 0 comments

in Kids Activities & Crafts

Homemade Mother's Day Card Craft for Kids

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

Materials Needed for Homemade Mother's Day Card Craft for KidsMaterials:

You can pick up all of these supplies at your local Walmart.

  • assorted card stock and scrap-booking paper
  • 1 brad
  • glue
  • scissors

Instructions:

Making Stencils for Flower - Homemade Mother's Day Card Craft for Kids

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.

Folding Card - Homemade Mother's Day Card Craft for Kids

Pick a solid color of card stock to make the card. Fold it in half.

Folding Card - Homemade Mother's Day Card Craft for Kids

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.

Making the Flower - Homemade Mother's Day Card Craft for Kids

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.

Making the Flower - Homemade Mother's Day Card Craft for Kids

Moving clockwise, have your little one continue gluing each petal overlapping slightly.

Finished Flower, Front of Homemade Mother's Day Card Craft for Kids

After all the petals have been glued, the card should look like the one above. Now, let’s add a stem to our flower.

Drawing the Stem of Flower for Homemade Mother's Day Card Craft for Kids

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!

Adding Leaves to Flower on Homemade Mother's Day Card Craft for Kids

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.

Adding Center of Flower on Homemade Mother's Day Card Craft for Kids

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.

Decorating Flower on Homemade Mother's Day Card Craft for Kids

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!

Personalize with a Message - Homemade Mother's Day Card Craft for Kids

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!


Lisa Renata, SaboraCajeta.com Lisa Renata is a proud multicultural Latina of Mexican, German and Japanese descent. She and her husband of German, Scott-Irish descent are raising their two lovely kids bilingual and in a home full of diverse traditions. She holds a degree in cultural Anthropology and is a certified Interpreter. She is also the creator of SaboraCajeta.com, where she shares her craft ideas, and her passion for sewing and photography.

Disclosure: ModernMami.com is a member of the Walmart Moms program, resulting in compensation for this post.

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