Sunday, May 9, 2010

Happy Mother's Day

Wishing all of you moms a Happy Mother's Day!

For our mom's gift this year, the children made flower-topped pencils.  They were a fun and easy craft that you're child can make at home for friends or relatives. 

  • colorful, unsharpened pencil
  • rubber band
  • 2 coffee filters
  • washable markers
  • spray bottle
Here's what you do:
  • Color the front and back of the coffee filters.  Be sure the edges are covered with colors.
  • Stack the filters and fold them in half.  Fold them again so you have a cone shape.
  • Place the eraser end of the pencil into the corner of the cone.  Wrap the filters tightly around the pencil. 
  • Fasten the filters to the pencil using the rubberband (a ribbon might work nicely too).
  • Spread apart the filters into the shape of a carnation.
  • Lightly spray the flower with water so the colors blend together.
The flower dries in about 20 minutes.  I love this craft because the child can do most of it himself, and it looks so elegant when it is complete.  My daughter made one for me in class on Friday and I've been using it ever since.  It puts a smile on my face when I'm writing out the grocery list!

1 comment:

  1. And a wonderful gift for any grandmother. I love it....thank you, G :-)