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One of the favorites to do on mothers day-in Portland where flowers
grow 12 months a year,I like to save the petals and we make Potpourri
or sachet bags. You can also do this on fathers day with one of their
handkerchiefs. I cannot find my original lesson,so here goes from
With younger grades you can have Mom volunteers help with sewing. If not
then have kids sew pocket and fill with dried flowers dried fruit little
fragrant oil and finish pocket.(it can be done with a little bit larger
needles-Leather kind.)Another alternative is to use iron on fabric
adhesive.Or drawstring bags. With dads,I have used in the past old "Deco
style" Handkerchiefs. Same goes-Fill with a muskier scent. Many dried
flowers and fillers can be found in craft stores.i.e. "Michael's". Or
dry your own. I usually prepare in the spring for next year. By planting
flowers,Gords,Mini-pumpkins etc. Then I'll be ready for the next year.
Another thing to do:
Decorate something for the garden for mom. You can make Markers for the
garden,Brown flower pots can be decorated. Also making a Dried flower
picture or book.
Many options in clay,which have been mentioned. They hold up well and I
still have my son's.
Once again I think of Silkscreen as with many projects including
"Escher". Silk screen is a very easy project to do with water based
inks. My husband and I use to make T-shirts for bands so it was an easy
transition to make into teaching. All you need is a screen,a flood light
a dark room and an image or photo some block out or rubylith and you
have a lesson. Older kids love this project. Have kids work in pairs.
Also a hope box or container for mom to keep her precious things.
Paper Mache' is great fun to work with.
Well mom with a thousand ideas but I'll stop.