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« on: February 26, 2005 01:44:18 PM »

Hey guys!
My Mom is a grade one teacher, and she's been having a difficult time trying to come up with something for her kids to make this Mother's Day. Does anyone here ave any suggestions? Anything will help!
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« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2005 03:59:02 AM »

I received a small hand-painted clay pot filled with hand shaped cut outs (traced from my child) in pastel colors. They were stapled onto drinking straws and stuck in floral foam within the pot.  Each hand had a redeemable coupon; free hug, make my bed, clean up my toys, etc.
I still have it on my nightstand 3 years later.
I think anything with the child's handprint is especially nice (and fairly easy to do in a classroom).

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« Reply #2 on: February 28, 2005 12:22:58 PM »

it's strange that I remember this after so many years.. but when I was in kindergarten.. our teacher got some small tupperware dishes and a TON of plaster of paris, and then she helped us all make our handprints in the plaster of paris and we wrote our names in it, and decorated boxes to give them to our moms in

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« Reply #3 on: March 05, 2005 06:56:42 PM »

Last year in the second grade classroom I worked in we made love bug magnets for Mothers Day. I took pictures on a digital camera of all the students with bug antenna's (those goofy headband things you can buy at stores) and big goofy sunglasses on.  I printed out the pictures so their heads were smaller, and then had the students cut just their head out, we mounted their head picture on a piece of colored construction paper, and then decorated popsicle sticks for their bodies with jewels, beads, paper, etc.  The students bent pipecleaners into wing shapes and I hot glued them onto the back and then attached the magnet.  Add the head on top of the "body" it's a guaranteed laugh when the parents see their little love bug.

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« Reply #4 on: April 10, 2005 04:41:15 PM »

We made lilies - cut hand shapes out of pastel cardstock and rolled them til the bottom of the hand shape was almost pointed, with a little hole. We taped them that way, and rolled the fingers back around a pencil so they were curly, and stuck a green pipe cleaner in the little hole for a stem. We didn't have terra cotta pots, so we used pretty blue disposable cups and tissue paper. The parents absolutely adored them.

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« Reply #5 on: April 10, 2005 06:55:43 PM »

i teach preschool and last year we got jewellery boxes and the kids painted and decorated them. this year we are making bath bombs for the moms. in the ast we've done candles.

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« Reply #6 on: April 10, 2005 07:39:42 PM »

in first grade my brothers class wrote poems about their moms  - like why they love them, what they've taught them, etc... and then the teaching assistants typed them up and the kids decorated them. i think all the moms loved them. his is still hanging on her wall. they dont have to be any good, they're just sweet. i dont know if that would work so well tho...they had been doing stuff with poetry so they sort of knew what it was...
« Reply #7 on: May 01, 2005 02:31:41 AM »

With my boys and my nieces we made marble magnets with their pictures on them. They are giving sets to their grandmas and my sister and sister-in-law for mother's day. They are all in second grade or younger. I printed out small pictures of them on a sheet of paper, and they took the 1/2" hole punch and punched out their faces. Then the older ones put glue on, and the younger ones smashed them down so they stuck.

For Winter holidays the older kids traced their hands on some muslin then they embroidered over it with a simple back stitch. The younger kids drew their hands on the muslin with those fabric paint pens. We then took the squares of muslin and made pot holders out of them. (More home work than you are probably looking for.)

Also, for a friend who was sick in the hospital, I had her daughter lay down on a piece of paper with her arms outstretched. I then traced her hands and arms and conected over where her head and body was. Then we took the long hand-arm piece and cut it out of fleece. It was a scarf for her mom to get a "hug" from her when ever she wanted one, even when her daughter wasn't there. It was very sweet, and there were many tears. She decorated the "scarf" with fake rings and bracelets and painted on finger nails.
I hope I am explaining that clearly because it really was very easy.

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« Reply #8 on: May 01, 2005 06:00:50 PM »

We always made the shoe polish or tissue paper jars when I was younger as well as the coupon redeem booklets.  Both projects were made from babyfood jars.  The shoepolish ones were covered first with tiny ripped pieces of masking tape and then shoe polished brown or black over the tan.  The tissue paper jars baby food jars on which pieces of tissue paper were set down then painted over with a glue/water material.  After letting them dry, they're numerous colors and with a tealight in the middle they make very cute candle containers. 
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