Crafts for Dad to do for Mothers Day

Crafts for Dad

Its Mothers Day in the UK this Sunday, there is nothing more meaningful than receiving something that is made from the heart. It might look a bit messy, it might not look like what its meant to but knowing that its from your little one im sure means the world.

So i thought of getting some ideas together of crafts for dad to do with the kids in surprise ready for mum to open on Sunday.

What do you think? Id be over the moon to receive any of these gifts and knowing my little one and her dad had taken the time to do them together would make them even more special.

Handprint Pillow

I love how simple this is to make, follow the instructions on the fabric paint bottle and thats its! ¬†A great memento to keep, you dont have to do a bed pillow for this you could also do cushions or how about a memory blanket with all your kids handprints or potential future kids ūüôā

Mothers Day Handprint Pillowcase Craft

Craft supplies you will need:

  • Pillowcase

  • Fabric paint

  • Fabric signature marker

  • Paint brush

  • Plastic plates

Craft instructions:

Pour a small amount of paint onto the plastic plates.

Have the children paint one of their hands and then press their hand print on the front of the pillowcase.

Repeat the process till the pillowcase is full of hand prints.

Once done, add the names to each hand print with a fabric signature marker.

see more here.

Coffee Filter Rose

Children can try making this pretty coffee filter rose for Valentine’s Day or Mother’s Day – it’s so pretty, who wouldn’t be happy to receive it!

Coffee Filter Rose

You will need:

3 coffee filter papers
Red paint
Green chenille stem

Instructions:

Water down the paint (approx 4 parts water to one paint). Paint the filter papers. Let dry (you can speed things up by drying out in the oven on a very low heat for a few minutes).

Trim two of the filter papers so you have three different sizes. See photo below.

Coffee filter rose - steps

Fit the smaller two papers inside the largest. Open out into a cone shape and twist the bottom to form a point. Wrap the chenille stem around this to hold the papers together. Leave the other end of the chenille stem loose to be the flower stem.

See more at Activity village.

Wooden Handprint Slices

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find out how over at hope and honey.

Handprint Card

I love how simple this would be, you can use it as a card and write on the back.

flowermagnet

Find out more over at skip to my lou.

Handprint Butterflies

Another handprint craft, im starting to think i have an obsession with hand and foot prints! i think its envy on how everyone can get such good pictures i definitely need more practice!

Mothers Day Finger Paint Art Ideas

Find out over at nifty mom.

Keep an eye out for more Mothers Day craft ideas over the next few days.

 

 

20 Easter Crafts for Toddlers

20 Easter Crafts for Preschoolers and Toddlers

So my thoughts are turning to Spring and Easter. What is not to love about the colours of Spring, the hope of the plants breaking through. Daffodils for Spring and chicks and chocolate for Easter do i need to say anymore? ūüôā Here are some ideas for Easter Crafts.

easter crafts for preschoolers

 

Easter Crafts for Preschoolers

easter crafts for preschoolers wooden spoon bunny

I love this Wooden Spoon Easter Bunny

Easter Crafts for Preschoolers

If you missed them the first time around, these Handprint Lambs are an easy Easter craft for preschoolers! They’re so easy and they were really fun to make!

easter crafts for preschoolers wooden spoon chick

The feathers on this Wooden Spoon Spring Chick are adorable!

easter crafts for preschoolers chick pompoms

This Baby Chick Pompoms Easter Craft is so sweet.

easter crafts for preschoolers chick purse

Paper plate crafts are so fun, and this Paper Plate Baby Chick Purse is no exception!

 

easter crafts for preschoolers sponge paint chicks

Sponge painting crafts are a new adventure for little hands. Try these Sponge Painted Spring Chicks.

easter crafts for preschoolers handprint chick

Handprint crafts document a little one’s size and make a cute keepsake!  Here are directions for  a Handprint Easter Chick Greeting Card.

easter crafts for preschoolers footprint chick

This Little Footprint Baby Chick can be made with the tiniest of feet. Use marabou feathers for the fluffiest outcome.

easter crafts for preschoolers toilet paper bunnies

Why not repurpose something that’s going to end up in the trash or recycling bin? Make these Toilet Paper Roll Easter Bunnies.

easter crafts for preschoolers play dough nest

My little ones would be enthralled if I surprised them with Play-Dough Easter Eggs in a Nest.

easter crafts for preschoolers patchwork egg ornaments

Another great way to give paper destined for recycling a new purpose: Patchwork Scrapbook Easter Egg Ornaments.

easter crafts for preschoolers candy pouches

These Laced Easter Bunny Pouches would be perfect for name cards at an Easter dinner.

easter crafts for preschoolers plate chick

Another adorable paper plate Easter Craft: Easter Chick Paper Plate Craft.

easter crafts for preschoolers footprint bunny ears

Another Easter footprint craft! Try this Easter Bunny with Footprint Ears.

easter crafts for preschoolers envelope bunnies

I’d love to share little treats and candies with my family in Easter Bunny Envelopes.

easter crafts for preschoolers egg carton bunnies

Crafts with egg cartons always end up so cute! Make your own Egg Carton Easter Bunnies.
easter crafts for preschoolers diy easter cardGet out your scissors and make these Cutout Hatching Easter Eggs Craft.

easter crafts for preschoolers diy easter basket

How much do I love these Popsicle Stick Easter Baskets? A lot.

easter crafts for preschoolers bunny chick cups

These little Easter Bunny and Baby Chick Cups are so cute!

easter crafts for preschoolers

My own kids love making masks, and I love the eyes and feathers on these Easter Chickie Masks.

article sourced from babysavers.com

St Davids Day Welsh Crafts for kids

St Davids Day Welsh Crafts for Kids

st davids day kiddy crafty

So to continue with the St Davids Day theme here are some Welsh crafts that you can get involved in with your little ones ready for the day.

Beautiful daffodil pinwheels

Such a pretty daffodil craft :: make a flower pinwheel

See full instructions at nuturestore. 

St Davids day Card

See full instructions here.

Daffodil Magnet

Here’s a quick and easy modelling craft for children. This daffodil magnet is perfect for Spring, St David’s Day or Easter.

Daffodil magnet

find out more at activity village.

Handprint Daffodil

Handprint Daffodil

This would be a fun and effective craft to make using your little ones handprints.

Find out how here.

Welsh Lady Craft

Here’s an original craft for St David’s Day! Raid your junk drawer to make this Welsh lady in traditional dress…

Welsh lady craft - cup and ball Welsh lady in traditional dress

see how this is made over at activity village.

Daffodil biscuits

daffodil biscuits for St David's Day

see how at gingerbreadhouse

Daffodil Suncatchers

Daffodil suncatchers. Make for St David's Day then send home as a Mother's Day gift.    from http://www.baby.co.uk/life_and_home/20130216spring-craft-for-toddlers-daffodil-suncatchers/

find these instructions at babycentre.

Daffodil Candy Cups

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Daffodil cups made from baking cups over at Martha stewart

Leek and Daffodil Pencil toppers

Leek and Daffodil Pencil Toppers Set -

 Also check out my other post here for a few more ideas.