What would Mother’s Day be without flowers? Oh, and chocolate–don’t forget the chocolate. 😉 This simple Mother’s Day craft for kids, turns plain and inexpensive cupcake liners into beautiful blossoms.
Choose liners that are colored, or have a pattern—polka dots are perfect! The addition of your child’s personalized fingerprint art makes it a meaningful keepsake.
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- Cupcake liners (These are the exact ones I used. They’re nice and heavy.)
- White cardstock
- Stamp pads (water-based and non-toxic)
- 1 ½” circle punch
- Black fine tip marker
- Needle and string (I used crochet thread)
- Hot glue gun
- Bar pins
Mother’s Day Craft for Kids
DIY CUPCAKE LINER FLOWERS
Flatten five cupcake liners for each corsage, and roll each into a small ball to wrinkle. This gives the layers dimension. The kids just thought it was fun and had a contest to see who could make the smallest ball.
Partially unfold each cupcake liner, making them different sizes. Layer them largest to smallest. (You can also work with them after they’re stitched together to create the different layers. Just let the kids scrunch each layer a bit more.)
Add a quick stitch using a needle and string or crochet thread through all layers, to keep them in place. I tied the knot in the back.
CREATE FINGERPRINT BUGS
I like to use stamp ink, because the fingerprints show up better than with paint. I drew a variety of bugs first, and let the kids copy my samples. Let your kids create multiple bugs, then choose their favorite. Ed Emberly’s fingerprint art books are awesome! This one has a whole page on bugs.
I stuck with a simple bee, lady bug and butterfly. We also tried a worm, but the girls said no mom would want a worm for Mother’s Day. Maybe they’re right. 😉
Punch out each bug using a 1 ½” circle punch, and adhere to center of flower with hot glue. (Flip the circle punch over to center bug.)
Turn the flower over, and adhere another 1 ½” circle to the back of the flower. Adhere a bar pin with a nice big glob of hot glue so it’ll really stick. Make sure the bar pin lines up with the direction of the bug on the front.
My daughter, Kate, has three girls, and although wearing multiple corsages at once would certainly be eye-catching (wink), displaying all the flowers together in a vase might be more practical. You could also attach a stem and leaves after mom has worn her corsage, and it quickly becomes a display for all year.
Simply adhere cupcake liner flowers to a straw stem and add ribbon for the leaves using a square knot (right over left, left over right). I used a dab of hot glue on the ribbon, so it would stay in place on the straw.
We hope you enjoyed this fun Mother’s Day Craft for Kids idea. It would perfect to make in a classroom to take home for mom. She’ll love it!
Have a wonderful Mother’s Day!
Kim McCrary is the creative mom and grandma behind All Things Simple. You can find her blogging there or hanging out on Pinterest at OneSimpleHome.