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One of the sweetest gifts our kids make for Mother’s Day are necklaces. We tuck them into hand-painted boxes tied with a bow and adorned with a heart gift tag. They are then given to the mommies at our Mother’s Day Tea.
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- Air-Dry White Clay
- Assorted Beads
- Lacing Yarn
- Small Circle Cookie Cutter
- Spray Varnish
After reading some books about mothers, we set up our art table with the clay and beads. Note for teachers: I’ve found it very helpful to have the children’s names written on tape ahead of time. When the clay pieces are placed on the tray to dry, we press the labeled pieces of tape beside them.
Place a small amount of clay on a flat surface and invite the children to roll it flat.
We took a small circle cookie cutter and pressed it into the clay.
Beads were then pressed into the clay.
Make sure to create a hole somewhere for the yarn to thread through! (We use a pencil tip.)
Allow them to air dry. Then spray with varnish to give them shine.
Once dry, the yarn can be laced through the hole.
We had them paint gift boxes with watercolors to place the necklaces in. (We used these boxes.)
We secured the box with ribbon and a little heart tag.
The week before Mother’s Day, we invite our mommies to join us for some songs the last 15 minutes of our morning. We call this “Muffins for Mama”. (You can read about it here.) During this time we give them muffins that their children made, and they open their gifts. I just love seeing the children’s faces as their mommies open the boxes!
Here are some more Mother’s Day ideas!
And here are more Mother’s Day ideas:
Mother’s Day (Pre-K Pages)
Mother’s Day Activities for Preschoolers (Teach Preschool)
8 Simple Mother’s Day Crafts (Kids Activities Blog)
Paper Mache’ Bowls for Mother’s Day (Happy Hooligans)
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