Do you have a group of children that need to make a gift for Mother’s Day? Do you want something that’s going to be simple to prepare, easy to make and looks spectacular, even when made by kids?
And you want to include nature appreciation too, don’t you!?
Well, you’ll adore these Mother’s Day Nature Cards!
They’re so simple to make. The kids add nature and it brings the cards to life. The mothers will love them!
The printable pack includes:
- Two cards specifically for Mums/or Moms
- Two special cards that can be used for anyone
- There are also two lovely cards for Grandmothers (because we couldn’t leave them out!)
Or buy it at our TPT STORE
Materials for the Nature Cards:
- Nature (flowers, little leaves, big leaves)
- Glue stick
- Sticky tape
- Stanley or craft knife (for use by educators and parents only)
- Heart hole punch (optional – kids can cut out their own heart but the hole punch makes it easier).
- Printable downloads (ensure you press the right version you would like: MOM and MUM versions available below)
Making Mother’s Day Nature Cards is also educational!
Their little minds are growing by:
- Building creativity
- Increasing color recognition
- Encouraging nature appreciation
- Building fine motor skills
- Developing sensory awareness
How to make the Mother’s Day Nature Cards
- Print your cards (they can be printed in color or black and white). I used A4 watercolor, medium thickness paper. It added texture to the card and made it look extra lovely.
- Fold the card in half (in the width direction).
- Cut along the fold to make two separate cards and fold each card in the center.
- Use the craft knife to cut the three pots and vase edge (see video above).
- Go outside with your kids and collect the natural materials together. If you don’t have enough flowers in your school, or around your home, you can buy them or bring them in for the activity.
- Let your children color the card with pencils, write a personalized message inside the card and then decorate the card with nature.
Some of the cards (flowers in pots, flower in a vase) are best used when you’re making something to give to mothers that day, although the flowers can be replaced every couple of days. The other cards will last around one week before they start to fade.
Use fingerprints as the leaves for the tree card
I’d prefer people use the cards for nature crafting, my aim is to connect kids with nature, but on the Facebook page, Jackie mentioned that the treemedous cards would work beautifully with little fingerprints. If you really needed one to last or wanted it as a keepsake, you could use fingerprints as the leaves instead. The idea was so sweet, I had to share it here, thanks Jackie! x
- Use sustainable sourced paper/card where possible
- Please don’t laminate
- Remind mothers to take a photo of the card and when the flowers and leaves are starting to wilt for fade, that way they can keep the memory forever.
- Ask your mother to pop their card into their compost bin or worm farm when she doesn’t want it anymore. Giving back to the earth feels good.
Kids will enjoy making their own Mother’s Day Nature Cards but what they’ll love, even more, is seeing the smile on their mother’s face when she gets it!
The only added extra is nature & glue!
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