Emily asked me for some ideas for crafts for Mothers Day. One idea that can be easily adapted for kids is Decorated Candles and Matches.
Here are some candles I decorated last year for a project I was working on. Simply wrap the candles with strips of paper – you can use scrap booking paper, wrapping paper, pages from old books etc. Affix the paper with double sided tape, and tie a piece of ribbon around the middle. Kids could embellish the candles with all types of details – buttons, stickers, chip board accents – to put their own stamp on the project! Candles are relatively inexpensive if bought in bulk or on clearance if it is a group project.
Safety Tips – Ensure the recipient removes the paper before lighting the candle; remove the matches before giving the box to children to decorate.
The latest Marie Clarie Idees has a picture of some matches that have been decorated. Some citronella candles for outdoor use could be tied together for gift giving.
Martha Stewart also has some candle inspiration.
The gift can then be easily wrapped with plain shipping tags, kraft paper bags, paper doileys, and Japanese washi masking tape.
If you have any brilliant ideas for kids Mothers Day craft or have received a sweet gift from your child, please leave details in the comments or link to tutorials. I will do a follow-up post next week with all the ideas.
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