You love it because they made it, but let's be honest: not all kiddo craft projects are destined for display. Though Mother's Day is often prime time for receiving masterpieces made of macaroni and popsicle sticks, here are 5 Pinterest projects for moms and kids to make together, with nary an elbow in sight.
The Blooming Monogram
Requires: glue gun, scissors, Xacto knife
Ages: 12+ for full project; younger can help with arranging flowers
A bouquet that lasts indefinitely, this silk flower monogram makes wall art that will have Mom smiling long past Mother's Day.
Homemade Bubbles & Blowers
Requires: dish soap, pipe cleaners
Ages: 3 & up
There's very little time and effort required to make homemade bubble solution, so the fun part is actually blowing bubbles with the kids.
Magazine Scrap art
Requires: Shredder or scissors, glue
Ages: 5 & up
Turn those old magazines into something chic. Trace any silhouette desired on cardboard, and get to gluing those scrap strips inside.
Washi Tape Glasses
Ages: 3 & up
The ultimate forgiving DIY, pretty washi tape glams up plain glassware, but is totally removable. For tons more washi tape DIYs, check out 100 ways to washi.
Requires: Food coloring, knife
Ages: 7 & up
For a festive bouquet, split the stems of white blooms and place each part in different-hued water. A multicolor Mother's Day awaits!
Do you have any crafts planned for Mother's Day? Do you have photos of childhood macaroni art? Share in the comments or tweet us at @DIYBoston!
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