I know it may seem a bit precocious to be thinking about Mother’s day this early but I want to make sure supplies can be bought and you see the kids before Mother’s Day (some of my kids I only see a couple times a month). Alrighty, my inspiration for this week was moms in the kitchen and, before someone comments about me making a sexist gesture, read my post.
For as long as I can remember, my mom has loved 1)homemade things from my sister and I, 2) roosters, and 3)making dinner. Ok maybe the third one is a little stretched and its just something she does…but shes a good cook and I have never gone hungry. Anyways, my sister’s class made these recipe holders one year as a Mother’s Day craft and I thought I would share. It is super easy to make! As an added bonus/gift from you..add some of your favorite recipes on 5×7 cards.
- white ceramic tile (this is a 5×5 tile)
- paint markers or puffy paint
- hot glue gun
- paper for “Recipe of Love”
- Have the children draw a picture for their mom on the tile using the paint markers. Let dry completely.
- Hot glue a clothespin to the tile. Make sure the widest end of the clothespin is right on the bottom edge of the tile. It is used to make the tile stand up.
- Make the “Recipe of Love” card. This can be handprinted if the child is old enough, or typed on a computer. It should say something like: 2 cups of hugs/ 1 cup of kisses/ Mix it all together for a Happy Mother’s Day!
- ** ask the child what his or her favorite recipe that their mom makes is. Find the recipe and turn it into a recipe card that fits in this holder. You can add some of your favorites too. Take it a step further (with the help of the dad) and buy her a recipe book.
Homemade Drink Coasters
- thin cork sheet (at craft stores, usually pretty cheap) Make sure to get enough to make 6-9 coasters
- puffy paint
Cut the cork into 2-3 in circles. Have kids decorate. These coasters are perfect for small flower pots, vases, and drinks.
When you were little did your mom have alphabet letters on the refrigerator? Mine did. But after we grew up and took the letters down, the fridge was empty.. Now we have these cute magnets and they are easy to make!
- Magnets (depending on the design you can get circle or rectangle pieces)
- scrap fabric
- glitter/faux gems/etc
- Be creative, there is no template or perfect design. Flowers, butterflies, suns, and animals are common subjects.
Ok, one more!
Homemade sugar scrub!
Pamper mom with this yummy smelling scrub. Kids love mixing the ingredients by hand and you have the ingredients in your house!
- 1 cup granulated sugar (have a little extra just in case it gets too oily)
- 1/3 cup of Extra Virgin Olive Oil (coconut oil can be substituted)-some people think the smell is overbearing so coconut or almond is preferred. I haven’t had a problem with EVOO.
- 3-4 tablespoons of Lemon Juice/Lemon extract (if you are doing Vanilla flavor, add vanilla extract)
- Cute mason jar or any container with lid.
In a large bowl, pour in sugar. Slowly add in oil while mixing with hands. The consistency should be smooth but not oily. If it does get oily, just add more sugar. Once the perfect consistency has been reached, add the flavor. Add as much as you want for the scent that works for you. For a soft lemony scent, 2-3 tablespoons is plenty. Put in container and add a cute label if desired. 🙂
Other flavor inspirations:
brown sugar cinnamon
Hope you are having a relaxing Sunday!