Homemade Mother's Day card - for your child to make
The most thoughtful, touching Mother's Day gift has to be a handmade card from a child, sticky with glue and maybe a bit wonky in places, but created with love. With these simple step-by-step instructions, you can help a child make this beautiful spring flower card for Mothering Sunday on 19 March 2023
What you'll need
- Thick coloured paper in green, plus 2 other colours (we've used orange and yellow/purple)
- A4 sheet of white paper or card
*Adult supervision required
Draw a flower with 3 petals on a piece of thick coloured paper, and then carefully cut out the shape you have drawn
Make a fold down the middle of each petal neatly, roughly following the dotted lines shown below
Then make another fold between each petal to make a flower shape
Fold a long piece of green paper in half lengthwise and cut a thin leaf shape against the fold. Remember to keep the paper folded as you cut
Cut a stem from green paper. Then, from the orange paper, cut 3 small strips with points at one end to make the flower's stamens
Fold the sheet of white A4 paper or card in half. Glue on your stem, leaf, and stamens, then stick the flower on top
And there you are – all done!
How to add some special extra touches...
You can also add more flowers to create a meadow effect (see above right), or use a different coloured background to give greater depth (see above left).
Images: With thanks to the Little Children's Book of Things to Do
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