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Yarn and Pipe Cleaner Coiled Roses

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Roses are red, violets are blue, we love yarn and pipe cleaners too. If you’re looking for the perfect craft for the spring, Valentine’s or Mother’s Day, look no further. These coiled roses are great for developing fine motor skills as well.Pipe cleaner or yarn coiled roses. A great fine motor skill arts and craft idea for kids. Perfect for Valentine's Day or Mother's Day or to welcome spring flowers.

 It is true. My daughter and I both love working with yarn and with pipe cleaners. Yarn wrapping activities are a favorite of ours. My daughter also loves threading buttons and beads on pipe cleaners. These are wonderful for building her fine motor skills and they make some fun crafts. A new favorite of ours is coiling yarn and pipe cleaners for craft projects. At first, the yarn was too tricky for my daughter’s little hands, so she would coil with pipe cleaners instead. Now she can easily work with both. To get ready for Valentine’s Day, we made these coiled roses using both materials.

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Free Fill-In Mother’s Day Poem

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A Free Printable Fill-In Poem for Mother's Day. It is fun to hear the answers to you kid's questions..

Mother’s Day is only a few weeks away. There are many things that us mother’s could get on Mother’s Day, a day at the spa, flowers, maybe jewelry or chocolates or perhaps just some time to take a much deserved nap. My favorite part of the day will still be to cuddle up with the ones that made me a mother in the first place.

My daughter & I had a little question and answer session that we turned into a customizable poem that I thought that you all might enjoy.

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MY GRANDMA FILL-IN PRINTABLE POEM

A Free Printable Fill-In Poem for Mother's Day. It is fun to hear the answers to you kid's questions.

Here is the poem that my daughter came up with based on her answers about me.

A Free Printable Fill-In Poem for Mother's Day. It is fun to hear the answers to you kid's questions. Would make a great gift or card

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Salt Dough Mosaic Frames

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Diy salt play dough mosaic frames - a great gift idea for the kids to make- clay crafts

We love clay & play dough projects in our house. My daughter just can’t get enough of it. We make new dough every week, sometimes even a couple of times a week. We are just about settled into our new home, but are still missing pictures on our walls. I thought it would be fun for us to make some homemade frames together.

We started with a simple clay recipe.

2 1/2 cup of flour

1 1/4 cup of water

1 cup of salt

1 Tbsp of oil

1 Tbsp of cornstarch

Mix all the ingredients together & then knead with your hands. My daughter always loves this part. You may need to add less or more water.

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Roll out your clay.

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Cut a few long strips out of your dough & then cut into small squares.

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Cut out a shape for your frame & then cut out the inside window. Use a photo as a template to know how big to cut your window.

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Lightly wet the top of your frame. Press the squares on top until the frame is covered. Press the squares in enough so that they stick. For my frame, I etched designs in with a toothpick. Since Mother’s Day is nearing, I thought that a Mother’s Day themed frame would be a good choice. Mai chose to draw in her designs after.

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Preheat your oven to 250 degrees. Bake for 1 hour & then flip your frame & bake for another hour. Depending on the thickness of your frame, you might need more or less bake time. When hardened, remove from the oven & let cool.

Paint your squares with acrylics or glaze.

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After the paint dried, Mai used a marker to draw in her designs. She wanted to write letters & numbers on hers.

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Glue yarn or a ribbon to the back to hang & glue a picture to the back. (We used crazy glue. Let adults apply crazy glue.)

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Diy salt play dough mosaic frames - a great gift idea for the kids to make- clay crafts.

My daughter was so proud of her finished project. She asked that both be hung in her room.


Diy salt play dough mosaic frames - a great gift idea for the kids to make- clay crafts

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Photo Name Frame For Mother’s Day

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Photo Name Frame

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We wanted to do something special for my mother-in-law aka Nana for Mother’s Day. Mai & I had some different ideas of crafts we could make for her Nana for Mother’s Day, but then I came across the most fabulous idea on Pinterest. I could not find the original source to credit it, but found it on a greatest gift ideas list from Tips From A Typical Mom.

It was so beautiful, I knew I had to try it. I immediately ran to Michaels to purchase the letters. I only needed to buy the “N’ & the “A”. They were in natural wood & only cost a few dollars each. I bought the frame while I was there too.

I told Mai that we were going to make a special project for Nana & she was excited. I gave her the letters & asked her to do a number of different poses for me. She did a great job for her Nana. She hammed it up and lit up the camera with her dimply smile. We took about 50 pictures & picked the best 4 from the bunch.

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I cropped them & changed them to black & white & arranged them in the frame.

The project came out beautifully.

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My mother-in-law absolutely loved her gift.

Mother’s Day might be over, but this is a great gift idea for any occasion & you can change the lettering to spell any word that you would like. I have even seen this done holding words instead of letters to spell out a message.

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Mother’s Day Scrapbook Card

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Mother’s Day weekend kicked off on Friday night. My husband took me & my mother-in-law out for dinner. We have a fabulous young high school girl who occasionally baby sits for our daughter. After a lovely adult dinner, we came home to a happy toddler. Something was peculiar about our house when we got home. It was clean. The dirty dishes that I left in the sink were clean, the toys were put away and my daughter was content and reading books with the sitter on the couch. Holy crap! My 15 year old baby sitter is a better mother than I am. It was the best our house had looked in ages. My shame aside, it was nice to have a tidy house.

Saturday morning, mommy & Mai baked some muffins. Just as I was getting ready to spoon the muffin batter in the tins, my littlest baker poured salt on top of the whole mixture. Baking fail! Oh well, but look how much fun she is having.

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This morning I was awoken to the beautiful sounds of my daughter’s singing. “Good morning, good morning. It’s time to say good morning.”  Good morning, my sweet girl. I am anxiously awaiting my sister-in-law’s arrival. She will be coming to our home to make a mother’s day brunch for my mother-in-law and I. My mom-in-law or Nanna as she is affectionately referred to, has been a godsend. She has been there since day one, helping us with Mai. She does our child care, takes care of all of us when we are sick and is just an all around great Nanna and mother. We made a special Mother’s Day card for Nanna, with a beautiful little flower inside. We hope she likes it.

Scrapbook Card

What you will need:

Scrapbook paper

Glue stick

Scissors

Wax paper

Markers

Your favorite picture

Directions:

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Using an crafting blade cut around the circle.
Using a crafting blade cut around the circle.
Using a crafting blade cut around the circle.
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Check to see if your picture fits within the circle.
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On another piece of paper, place the glass again. Draw the design of your flower around it using shapes for each petal that will be easy to cut out.
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Place your drawing over a colored piece of scrap book paper.
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Cut out the sections of your drawing one shape at a time.
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As you cut out each shape glue it down in the appropriate area around your circle cutout on your card.

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Place the shape spacing them just slightly to create an outline.
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Continue to cut and glue until you have used all of your shapes.
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Add a stem and a leaf to the bottom of your flower.
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Add what ever message or wording that you would like.
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Use a piece of wax paper to outline around the edge of your flower & to the end of the edge of the card.
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Use the outline as a template & cut out a different color of scrap paper.
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Glue the piece in place.
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Continue to trace, cut & glue until you have covered the bare surfaces of your card.
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Out line some of your edges with an accent color just to give your flower a little pop.
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Don’t forget to glue down your photo inside the card & sign it.

And here is the only Mother’s Day gift that I needed. LOVE HER!

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Happy Mother’s Day to all you mothers out there and for my mama in heaven. I hope you all had a wonderful weekend with your families.