Mother’s Day and Father’s Day are probably the two major holidays of the year that I can’t make a card better than my kids can. So I am going to show you how your kids can make this Easy Mother’s Day Cards with glitter that you will be finding in your baseboards for the next year.
Easy Mother’s Day Cards – a craft for kids!
Once you have kids, you understand that nothing that you make for your parents, can possibly hold a candle to what their grandchildren can make for them.
You could spend hours making the most utopic handmade card ever. Meanwhile your child will scribble on a piece of paper, seal it with a kiss and whose card do you think will get display rights on the mantle?
Now if you don’t have kids and you’re the kid, then you’re golden.
I’m totally joking. I’m a mom. I get it. Believe me, I have boxes of scribbles and stick figures on papers that I love more than anything.
So every year I try to think of some fun kid friendly card that either they can make or we can work on together.
This year I had this idea that we could do “I Love Mom” cards in the same context as the famous “I love NY” logo and make a heart for it.
All was going well and I was using the Cooper Black font to make up the cards on my computer. Then my printer/ink cartridge decided to fail and card after card I pulled out had ink bleeding on the paper.
NOTE: Babcia (Bab-chee-ah) FYI is the Polish word for Grandma. That’s what my kids call my Mom. They call my Mother in Law, Grandma.
So onto Plan B.
Which should have been Plan A because kids handwriting always trumps my addiction to typography.
SUPPLIES NEEDED for your Easy Mother’s Day Cards
- Heart Shaped Cookie Cutter
- School glue or Mod Podge
- Paint Brush
- Red or Pink Glitter
- Cardstock (the thicker the better to avoid paper warping due to the glue)
- Pencil or marker
Get your kids to write out “We” and Grandma, Nana or Nona or whatever your family calls the Mom’s in your family. I had our my older daughter to write all the cards out first.
Take a cookie cutter and place it in the spot where the I “Heart” you would appear on your card.
Then you take a paint brush and brush plain white craft glue on the inside of the cookie cutter. Mod Podge also works great for this.
I’ve said this before but I swear I use cookie cutters for everything except baking cookies.
Next is the fun part for your kids and torture for you.
Get your kids to pour the glitter onto the glue covered heart outline. Then shake your card around to ensure the heart was covered and the excess glitter can fall off.
Like watching the sands through the hourglass.
And you’e got yourself some glitter heart Easy Mother’s Day Cards.
And perhaps for your Mother’s Day, your kids can help you clean up all the glitter that you’ll be finding for weeks on the bottom of your socks.