Mother’s Day Flower Craft

There are two sides to me when I do crafts with my kids. One side lets them do the craft however they want to since it IS a craft for kids. The other side SAYS it is a craft for kids but there really are rules to follow and a “right” way to do it.

I think my kids lucked out getting me as an older mother because I have mellowed in my need to “do things a certain way”.

Unless of course, there happen to be rules to follow and a “right” way to do something…

I thought it would be fun for my kids and I to make flowers in vases for Mother’s Day so I have been collecting the materials, namely empty toilet paper rolls and cut up blocks of paper out of the millions of pieces of paper that get cut up in my home daily.

Today we worked on our Mother’s Day gift together. I drew the flower borders and they decorated them. I cut the stems and they taped them on. They taped their “pretty” blocks of paper scraps to the paper rolls and then placed their flowers in the vases.

My muffins had a great time and it was a very easy craft. We could have put more into it by using paints and a variety of scrap papers or stickers but we were working under the time constraints of my toddler’s nap so we stuck to some basics.

They would make a lovely gift for a mom, mom figure or a grandma.

Flower Vases

Except that my two kids were fascinated with the May Day Baskets that I threw together late at night and secretly left outside hanging from our doorknob yesterday morning, so we had to give these as May Day presents to our neighbor that afternoon. I kindly mentioned that I had planned these to be for Mother’s Day.

They disagreed.

I pretended to “forget” that we needed to deliver them.

They repeatedly brought it up.

So, I forfeited my Mother’s Day flower vases for May Day and we secretly left them hanging on our neighbor’s door knob yesterday afternoon. I am happy that they enjoyed May Day and that they were excited to do something special for our neighbor.

Changing my plan was not that painful after all.

And it WAS a craft for kids any ways…

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