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Mother’s Day Crafts

Are you looking for a great craft for kids to make this Mother’s Day? This fun little crafts will make an excellent gift for mom, auntie, or grandma this mother’s day. Mom’s love gifts from the heart and crafts make the perfect gift full of love. My mother still pulls out all of our old crafts and displays them during the holidays. She tells each of the grandkids which items their parents made and how old they were. It is one of her favorite parts of being a grandma, sharing her favorite pieces of the past with their next generation. That is why I love to find new and adorable items to help the grandkids make to add to her collection. This year I found an adorable snail craft. I cannot wait for the kids to gift it to her on Mother’s Day.

Adorable button snail:

This adorable craft was created and crafted by Jackie at I Heart Arts n Crafts. Jackie is a mom and a graphic designer, which means she knows arts and crafts. This sweet craft is simple, inexpensive, and will be cherished for years to come. For full tutorial including amazing photos head on over to I Heart Arts n Crafts now. So be sure to check out some of Jackie’s other ideas. She has an arts and crafts arsenal of adorableness.

Mother's Day Crafts

The part I loved the most about this sweet craft? The CD we use to build it. My kids were so worried I was ruining a Bluray. Don’t worry, I didn’t. I still have tons of old cd’s that used to come in the mail as promos for internet companies. Yes I know, I just dated myself. Remember when AOL used to send discs to offer free trial runs? Oh, the days of yore! If you’re like me and never throw anything away that could be used in arts and crafts then I bet you have plenty hanging around for this fun craft. So break them out and get crafty! Happy Mother’s Day!

DIY Paint: Scratch and Sniff Paint

Now that the weather is warming up the yards are looking much more beautiful, and the little in-home artists we always seem to forget we employ are looking to get their paint on. If you are like me and you don’t always have paint on hand (it goes bad when I do so why keep it forever?) then you just might want to look in to trying this fun tutorial. Not only can you and your kids make paint, you can make paint that is scratch and sniff. Now once your paint dries you can enjoy how it looks, and how it smells.

I cannot take credit for this amazing idea. But I can take credit for finding it. Growing a Jeweled Rose is an amazing website with all sorts of activities aimed at entertaining and educating kids. This fun and unique tutorial will also you to actually create scratch and sniff paint that can be used to paint the most beautiful picture. It is even non-toxic and completely edible, so if like me you have a small toddler looking to get in on the fun it is “ok” when he very suddenly sticks the whole paintbrush in his mouth.

scratch and sniff paint

Head on over to Growing a Jeweled Rose now and see their full tutorial. While you are there you should check out some of their other incredible tutorials. You and our kids just might find some activities to keep you busy this Spring Break.

Preschool Activities: Arts and Crafts

Looking for some new arts and crafts ideas for your preschooler? This fun fire breathing dragon craft includes the always fun bubble wrap! It is simple to put together, fun, and will have everyone breathing fire by the end of the day.

preschool activities

What You Will Need:

  • Dark Green Construction Paper
  • Light Green Construction Paper
  • Black Construction Paper
  • Orange Construction Paper
  • Green Paint
  • Bubble Wrap
  • Glue
  • Scissors

What You will Do:

  1. Start with the head of the dragon. We used light green. Cut the head in a peanut shape, but at the top cut out a heart shape to accommodate ears for the dragon.
  2. Next paint the top of the bubble wrap (bubble side up) green. Now use it as a stamp on the dragons face.
  3. Next cut pointy ears, in a triangle shape out of the darker green, and glue them to the spot meant for the ears.
  4. Now winged eyebrows out of the dark green paper and glue it just below the dragons ears.
  5. After that you can cut two small circles for eyes, and two larger circles for nostrils. Glue them in place.
  6. Finally cut out some fantastic fire and glue to to the nostrils so that it looks as if your dragon is breathing fire!