Mother’s Day Candles
You will need: 1 small baby food jar for each child, get donations from parents. various colors of tissue paper cut into 1 inch squares.. votive candle. (These can be found very cheaply at the dollar store), the white ones in silver votive. The children glue the pieces of tissue paper all over the baby food jar any way that they choose….after the glue is dry place the votive candle inside of the jar. When lit these candles are very pretty and make a great mothers day gift.
Scented Bath Salts
What you’ll need:
Cologne, perfume, rosewater, or other fragrance
Ribbon or lace
Paint or fabric to cover lid
A glass or metal bowl
Liquid soap**Buy at Pharmacy
This formula used 3 cups of Epsom salts to 1 tablespoon of Glycerin. It makes enough bath salts to fill one to three medium jars. Begin by getting the jar ready. Decorate the lid by painting it or gluing fabric onto it. In a cup, mix the glycerin and food coloring. (Don’t over do the food coloring or someone will end up with colored skin) To the glycerin and coloring, add a few drops of perfume or any other liquid fragrance. Pour the fragrant, colored glycerin into a large bowl and add the Epsom salts. Gently stir the two substances with your fingers until the salts are all the same color. For foaming bath salts, combine 2 tablespoons of liquid soap with one tablespoon of glycerin. You may need to add more Epsom salts, if the bath salts look heavy. When the salts are mixed, fill a jar and tie with ribbon or lace.
Bookmarks – ” Why I Love My Mom”
Plan ahead. You will need a small photo of each child. It is best to take the photo yourself so that you get the right size picture.For the bookmark, cut a piece of poster board approximately 6″ x 2″. Glue the picture onto the top 1/4 of the bookmark. Ask each child individually what they like best about their mom. Try to get them to tell you 4 or 5 things and record their words precisely.Using the coolest font on your computer, list the 4 – 5 things in such a way that you can then glue that paper to the bookmark and then laminate it.You can skip the posterboard if you like and print directly onto paper, but poster board does make a more durable keepsake.
JEWEL BOX …with homemade JEWELRY
Small-medium size box with lid per child
dried flowers,or artificial ones
Have the children decorate the lid. Include a poem underneath the lid. We had our children make a cooked dough ornament, poking a hole in the middle. Prior to baking have the children paint it, string a piece of ribbon, or leather thru the hole……,viola necklace! Fill bottom of box with tissue paper, and put the necklace inside, cover with decorative lid! Very pretty, mom will love it!!!