- Arts and Design
Best Ever Mothers Day DIY Gift...The Gift of Love
A Simple Heartwarming Gift Idea for Moms
This is a gift that you can never open....As it is full of Love inside. This really is the Best Homemade Gift for Mothers Day, a unique and beautiful kids craft activity, helping to teach them about the gift of giving and about Love. And letting the recipient know exactly how much they mean to you. It is a very easy and quick to make, and it was a favorite classroom activity with the kids in the classroom as a time filler for those tricky end of term holidays.
Nothing is more special than this Special Gift they can fill with their love, especially made for the ones they love.
Encouraging the children to think about giving and receiving, and the meaning of giving gifts.
Whether it be for a birthday, mothers day or fathers day....for any special occasion or person you wish to give the Gift of your Love that they can keep close to their heart forever, then this special present with a poem about love, is so simple but oh so cute and will mean so much to the recipient.
****Tissue Alert - Have Tissues ready! Granny Nana and Papa did indeed cry when they Got this Gift !*****
Filled with my love
In a box...
I first made this with the help of my mother, a box filled with love, really its filled with confetti, and my mum made us "bless" the confetti with our love, before we sealed the box, with the most beautiful poem attached to it.
And now, 37 years later, and as a family, finding it tough financially this year, and thinking of what to buy family members and friends for Christmas, I decided to show my own daughter who is 10 years old how to make it too, and to share the idea for others in a similar situation.
This was a great acitivity to sit down and complete together, and sometimes when the world is so consumed with computers, technology, iPods...it was lovely to sit at the kitchen table with her, like I used to do with my mother.
Here is the Poem
This is a very special gift
That you can never see
The reason that it's special
It's just for you from me
Whenever you are lonely
Or when you're feeling blue
You only have to hold this
gift and know I think of you
You never can unwrap it
Please leave the ribbon tied
Just hold this box close to your heart
It's filled with love inside
How to Make your Present
And fill it with love
What you will need:
- A4 paper
- sticky tape
- wrapping paper (appropriate to the occaision)
- decorative ribbon
- confetti, or even some rice
These items are not essential, Printer, Laminator
Firstly you need to copy the poem above onto a blank text document, or you can handwrite it for an even more personal touch.
Print this off and laminate (this justs helps it to last longer, we never had a printer or laminator in our house as a child)
A Box Filled With Love
So easy to make.....
- Fill an empty small box with confetti or rice, even a note wrapped up, anything that can be "blessed with your Love"
- Wrap your box in appropriate wrapping paper for the occaision
- use a hole punch to allow you to attach the Poem to the wrapped box.
- Tie the ribbon round the Box threading through the Poem, like a tag.
Homemade Gift ideas.....The Gift of love in a box - How to in PhotosClick thumbnail to view full-size
Kids Craft essentials - Laminator
Throughout the years, the amount of certificates, cute notes, and pictures you are given grows, but how many do you loses?
I keep all the special ones, in a folder, and laminate. To keep them in good condition. Having them laminated helps to protect them, and when people come to visit, my goodness they get to see the whole lot, it is a very cheap option and keeps everything neat.
kids love to show off, and this in turn gives them confidence. Rebecca is very proud of her achievements and we are very proud she keeps such a good record of them.
....remember to buy the laminating pouches before the check out!
Fun Activities for Kids - Written by LisaAuch
I love making crafts and have such fun with the kids always keeping them busy with activities. I love to share my ideas with you
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