Mother’s Day is a time to show Mom love and how thankful we are for her. You could start by presenting her with breakfast in bed. In addition, it’s nice to give Mom a memento she can cherish, but one that isn’t a knick-knack that’ll get lost in the shuffle. Make a Mother’s Day gift with the kids to show how much you all love her.
You need at least two children to take this picture. Find a spot they can sit with their legs sticking out straight. Paint L, O, V, and E on the bottom of each of the four feet (as seen in the picture above). Ask them to sit still, explaining the paint is still wet. Back up and take a picture showing their feet and smiling faces. I personally love pictures in black and white, but print both to see which you like better. Frame it or put it in the homemade photo stand described below.
Photo Stand: DIY Mother’s Day Gift
To get the children involved more, they can make a stand for the picture. Here is what you’ll need.
- Craft Wire
- Pen or Marker
- To start, have them paint a large rock, that will act as the base. Make sure it is semi-flat on the bottom.
- After the rock is dry, an adult should wrap the craft wire around the rock. Twist the wire tightly together as if knotting it on top of the rock.
- Next, pull the wire straight up about 8 to 10 inches. Using pliers, an adult can cut the wire.
- The children can now bead the wire, leaving 3 inches of wire empty on top.
- Now from the end of the wire in toward the beads, wrap the extra wire around a thick pen or permanent marker 3 times. Pull the pen out of the wire and you will have a swirl. Using the pliers, flatten the swirl to look like the picture to the right.
- Finally, your picture can be secured between two circular loops, acting as if it’s a paperclip. Tada!
Of course also have the kids make homemade cards and help them write a special message. Ask them what they enjoy doing with Mom. For more homemade Mother’s Day gift ideas, check these out!
About The Author
Kelsey Dickson has over 15 years of experience working with children as a nanny, preschool teacher, and now a mother. She has her degree in Early Childhood Education and works for Boston Baby Nurse & Nanny as the eLearning Manager. Check out our online childcare classes, such as Baby Sign Language and Sleep Coaching 101! In her free time she enjoys gardening with her son, going for walks with her husband and dog, and discovering local wineries in New England.