Moms love getting handmade gifts from their kids for Mother’s Day, especially when that gift that is practical. This is a craft that kids can do mostly by themselves with a little adult supervision, and in the end, Mom gets a bright stack of note cards with an artsy flair to use for thank-you notes and gift enclosures.
Time: 30 minutes
What You’ll Need
- Bright cardstock: white, pink, yellow, blue
- Acrylic craft paint: light blue, lime green, bright pink
- (6) 4.3 in. x 5.75 in. white envelopes
- Baker’s twine
How To Make It
- Cut out a Mickey Mouse head silhouette out of white cardstock to create a stencil. It should be about 1.5 – 2 inches at the widest point.
- Place an 8.5-inch x 11-inch piece of bright colored cardstock in front of the child in landscape orientation and have him or her use the stencil to trace several shapes onto the cardstock to fill the page. Repeat on two more pieces of cardstock.
- Allow the child to use a small paintbrush to fill in the shapes with acrylic craft paint. Allow to dry.
- Cut each piece of cardstock in half to make 8.5-inch x 5.5-inch pieces. Then fold into cards. If the cards are too wrinkled from the paint, neatly stack them and press them under heavy books overnight to flatten them.
- Bundle the cards with envelopes and tie with a piece of baker’s twine.
Cutting should be done by an adult.