Crafting with yarn - Mother's Day cards for kids to make

With all the crocheting that I do, I have a huge amount of scrap yarn - yarn that is in too small of an amount to crochet with. But, I hate to throw it away!!

 I've been thinking all year about what to do with these scraps. When I noticed that Mother's Day was creeping up on us, I had an idea for those yarn scraps - I'll let my preschooler use some of this yarn to create unique, one-of-a-kind Mother's Day cards for all the mothers we know. 

Today I'm sharing one of the easier cards to make - one that my 4 year old did mostly by himself.

Mother's Day cards for kids to make - crafting with yarn - preschool craft project

This card is quick and easy to make and can be personalized to Mom's favorite flower color.

Materials Needed:

  • Card stock or paper for card (I used printer paper folded in half)
  • Yarn - a short piece for the stem and leaf, a longer piece for the flower
  • Glue
  • Button
  • Crayon/Colored pencil

Directions:

Mother's Day cards for kids to make - crafting with yarn - preschool craft project

1. Make a straight line of glue for the flower stem and an adjacent line of glue for the leaf down the center of the front of the card. Have the child place a previously cut short piece of yarn over the glue for the stem and a second shorter piece of yarn folded in half for the leaf.

Mother's Day cards for kids to make - crafting with yarn - preschool craft project

2. Create a circular pattern of glue at the top of the stem for the flower.

Mother's Day cards for kids to make - crafting with yarn - preschool craft project

4. Have the child swirl the yarn over this spot of glue in a circular fashion. There really is no wrong way to do this as long as the yarn is in the vicinity of the glue area. 

5. Use two fingers to gently press the yarn "mess" into the glue. 

Mother's Day cards for kids to make - crafting with yarn - preschool craft project

6. Put a spot of glue in the center of the flower and lay the button on top of the glue spot, gently pushing the button into the glue so it sticks once the glue is dry.

Mother's Day cards for kids to make - crafting with yarn - preschool craft project

7. Write a Mother's Day message inside the card or glue a previously printed message onto the inside of the card.  Have the child sign his/her name and add a special message to Mom.

Mother's Day cards for kids to make - crafting with yarn - preschool craft project

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