I think part of him loves the tactile part of it and then creating something really neat to show everyone. This craft for Mother’s Day requires a little deconstruction and prep on your part. I found all of the materials at Michael’s for under $5 (on sale) and you could probably find most of them at your local dollar store. I tend to keep glitter, glue and card stock on hand since I use them a lot. As with all crafts, you will need to determine the level of participation that your child can handle. This is pretty simple and my 4 year old was able to do most of it with a little help and I handled all of the deconstruction.
- School Glue (Glue sticks won’t work on this project.)
- 1 or 2 Silk flowers (depending upon how many you make)
- silver or gold glitter
- Sturdy cardboard or stock paper
- 1 popsicle stick or paper towel
- Newspapers (for under the project to keep your table clean)
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How to make:
- Pull or cut all of the petals off the flower(s)
- Draw a circle in the middle of the page. Use a lid from a mayo jar or anything you have around the house if you need a template.
- Lay petals around the circle and then glue them down (let dry for 15-20 minutes before continuing)
- Using the popsicle stick or paper towel, put glue on it and then spread around in the circle making sure the whole inner circle is covered.
- Pour or shake the glitter in the circle and shake the paper or cardboard to evenly distribute the glitter. (let dry for 20 min.)
- Take the stem of the flower you destroyed and then cut it to size for the page. If there are leaves, remove them.
- Glue the stem and any leaves to the page and let dry.
- Display or give away!