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 🙂

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

athreepink

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.

 

 

Rugby Crafts for Kids. Wales V England!

Well its the start of the rugby here in the UK and the game tonight? Wales v England, a big game to start it off!

Here are some rugby crafts kids can make to support their team either during this match or for the others. We will be doing the dragons in this house! 🙂

PicMonkey Collage

So for the Welsh team we have:

Sock Puppet Dragon Craft

A gorgeous craft for St David’s Day, the Year of the Dragon, a fairy tale theme, or just for fun!

Sock Puppet Dragon Craft

You will need:

A red sock
Red craft foam
Scraps of red, yellow and orange craft foam
Red glitter glue
Fabric glue
Wiggle eyes
Fabric pen

Instructions:

Cut two wings and a tail from red craft foam. Decorate with the glitter glue.

red dragon wing detail

Put the sock over your hand and mark where you want the eyes, wings and tail to go. Now lay the sock flat and glue on the tail, wings and eyes.

While this is drying make your flames by cutting out a flame shape from yellow foam, a slightly smaller one from orange foam and an even smaller one from yellow foam. Glue them together in a pile.

Put on the sock puppet, using your thumb as the lower part of the mouth, and mark where the flames will go.

Take off the puppet and glue on the flames. These will need to face the back of the sock so that they turn the right way around when you put in your thumb. See photo for clarification.

red sock dragon puppet

sock puppet dragon front view

Find more here.

Red Rose Celery Stick

For the English team a red rose i thought this was such a simple and unique idea!

veggie stamping

See how when you cut the stalk it looks like a rose. (I happen to know this works with bunches of leafy lettuce, too.) We stamped away and have glittered them.

Making cards

and the plus side this could also work for Valentines Day as well!

find out more here.

Look out for others ideas in the coming matches.