Fast, Easy, Extremely Cute Mother's Day Gift & Card

Last week we went to Little Elf Garden Centre and the kids all received a marigold plant. I picked up some Dollar Store tin pots and three different acrylic paints. The kids dotted the pots with their fingerprints, then when the paint was dry they used black sharpies to add details to the dots to change them into bugs, flowers and the sun.  This is what they came up with! Aren't they adorable?  I have to admit though, I got the great idea from our kindergarten teacher:)

This morning we made our cards and they only took us an hour!

I used buff-coloured card stock folded in half. I called the kids over to my back table, one-by-one, and painted their hands with blue tempera for the bird body handprint.

While the blue paint was drying the kids used my fancy craft scissors (the ones that cut zig zag lines) to cut up pieces of brown paper bag. Those were glued on for the nest.

Then they added a little yellow paint for the beak and glued on a googly eye.

When everything was dry they printed:

I love you 
And you love me
I'll always be your chickadee!

Happy Mother's Day!

The card idea was from The Craft Nest

I know it's getting very close to Mother's Day, but if you're a last minute kind of guy or gal, these were seriously easy and relatively fast.

Before I go I'd like to introduce you to Jenny, a new blogger. I revamped her design for her last week and then Jenny asked me to guest post.  I hope you pop over to "Ignite Learning with Conscious Discipline" and say hi!



  1. So cute! We do a Family Gift in June and I did the same thing last year but with clay pots!

    Love the card as well!

    The Reading Corner

  2. No doubt your moms will love their bugs and chickadees. :)
    ❀ Tammy
    Forever in First

  3. Those cards are adorable!!! I love the bluebirds :)

    First Grade Garden

    1. Thanks, Amanda. I'm really thrilled with them!

  4. Barb, I love it all, especially the bluebirds! Your kids did a great job!

    I'm Not Your Grandpa, I'm Your Teacher

  5. So cute! I am going to make these with my own kids for their grandparents. Thanks for sharing!

    The Math Maniac

  6. So, so cute! The mothers are going to love both gifts. :)
    Conversations in Literacy

    1. The kids took them home today and I could see the big smiles on some of the mom's faces when they received them:)

  7. Very cute, I'm pinning this for next year.
    Mrs. Goff's Pre-K Tales

  8. OH my goodness, those are adorable!! I want my son to make one for me. :) THat's a sign of a great mother's day gift- when you want your kid to do it more than your class! :)
    Sarah's First Grade Snippets

  9. I love the bird cards. I have just gathered all the materials. We will make them today. Thank you!
    First Grade Carousel

  10. What GREAT ideas for Mothers Day !! The kids did an awesome job on both the tins and the cards ....


  11. Love the cards - and the thumbprint pots. Bet there will be lots of happy mamas in your class.

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