Saturday, May 14, 2016

Mother's Day Gifts

When my son was in Kindergarten, he made this and gave it to me for Mother's Day.  I cried because it was so beautiful and captured his childhood innocence so perfectly! 

I decided then that I wanted every mother or special person in their lives to feel the same joy I felt when I opened that precious gift! 

They posed for the picture holding flowers for their mom. They loved posing for these pictures and I loved how they would help each other into the fancy, grownup clothes. 

The glued pasta to wooden frames I purchased at Michaels. The more pasta, the better these look!

I used a photo app called Colorblast to make the pictures black and white and give the flowers a pop of color. 

I spray painted the frames the shiniest silver I could find. They put their pictures into the silver pasta frame and glued a sweet poem on the back.

The kids made cards by creating heart shaped loose part art and photographing it. I got this idea from Stimulating Learning with Rachel. I highly recommend you check out her blog and Instagram account at @stimulatinglearningwithrachel!

They used watercolors to create beautiful gift bags. 

Unfortunately I did not get a picture of the finished gift bags with the card attached. I hope my class moms loved these gifts and that it brought them as much joy as mine did! Someday, sooner than they think, they will be looking at these with tears eyes as they plan their child's graduation party just like I am right now for my son! Happy Mother's Day!

1 comment:

  1. Fabulous post, as ever Darla! What lucky mums and children :-)
    Thank you so much for the lovely mention - it means so much coming from you!
    Rachel (",)