Mother's Day Idea... BOUQUET CARDS!
Use 9”x12” sheets of coloured construction paper. The card is one piece of 9”x12” coloured construction paper folded in half.
Cut sheets of plain, letter-sized (8½”x11”) copy paper into 4 quarters, at least 3 pieces per student, to fit inside the card. Students write something about their mothers for which they are thankful – one idea per piece of paper until they each have a total of three pieces of writing. I check each piece of writing and put little stickers on each. Students get extra stickers for original ideas, for extra time/effort….
The 4th (last) piece of writing for the inside should read, “Happy Mother’s Day!” This can be either provided to the students (template attached) or created by the students on a blank piece of paper.
Cut sheets of plain, letter-sized (8½”x11”) copy paper in half. Students draw pictures of their moms and glue these on the backs of their cards… these are REALLY cute!?
Ask students to show you the layout of their finished pieces of writing inside their cards before they glue everything down. Also, remind students which side is the front and which side is the back before PART 2…
Cut sheets of 9”x12” coloured construction paper in half for the vase on the cover. Show students how to:
1. draw the shape of a vase (not too small)
2. cut it out
3. put glue around outer edge except along top edge
4. glue onto the front of the card (Note: To prevent the flower stems from sticking or sticking out once they’re in the vase, you may wish to suggest that students fold up the bottom 1 cm of the vase and put glue on the flap instead.)
Provide each student with the letters for MOM (template attached)… colour, cut out, then glue anywhere on the cover.
Cut wide, 12” long strips of green construction paper that can be folded over twice to make a 3-layered stem that is more sturdy. Glue down the flap so the stems don’t unravel.
Cut squares of construction paper… show students how to draw, cut out, and layer different shapes to make the flower heads.
When the flower heads have been glued to the tops of the stems, “arrange” them inside the vase, done! I love the fact that they’re all different…