If you are looking for a fun Mother’s Day card activity for kids, this is for you! The first step is to draw with a black Sharpie marker on watercolor paper between 4-6 frames that can be painted in.
The next step is to let the kids paint flowers in the frames. I drew a few flowers to give them different ideas but you can pick real ones from the yard or cut out pictures for inspiration too.
When the watercolor paint is dry, cut the frames apart and mount them on different colored card stock. Then cut around the card stock leaving 1/2 inch or so to accent the framed artwork. To complete the outside of the card, mount the watercolor frame pieces on 8 1/2 x 11 inch folded card stock.
For the inside messages, I had the kids write on white paper that could be mounted inside to give it some color and some fun. A cute message you can use is…
“If mom’s were flowers, I’d pick you.”
“Moms are the flowers in the garden of life.”
You can substitute the word mom with grandma, aunt, step mom, etc. to make it fit for anyone you want to celebrate and appreciate!
The finished cards fit into a catalog envelope (6 x 9) which are available in office stores all over the place.
Happy Mother’s Day to all of you mothers, aunts, grandmas, friends, teachers and neighbors. When we all work together and love all of the kids in our world, they get how special they are and that love helps them grow up to be kindhearted, trusting and strong. I am honored to be a mom on this journey with all of you!