How many times have we made our mommies swoon over the cards, portraits, and other crafts we’ve created to show how much we love them? In this month’s Maker’s Corner, we go back to basics, because we know moms love everything made by their kids. We invited a dad-son duo from The International Montessori School of Beijing (MSB), who gave us a simple yet meaningful project: a gift card with flowers!
Dad Janusz Jaskulski and his 5-year-old son Jakub told us about how easy it is for other kids to finish the project. In fact, it took only 20 minutes to do everything.
When asked what his previous presents to his mom Karolina were, Jakub told us he has given her treasure boxes, portraits, and cards. So this project is basically a combination of everything, as the flowers can have anything from photos to drawings to small messages like “I love you mom” and “You’re the best mom!” We’re very excited about what Jakub will write in the flowers once he gives this card to mommy!
Colored paper, bottle caps of different sizes, a pair of scissors, glue
Use bottle caps to draw circles of different sizes on colored pieces of paper. While the child is tracing circles, dad can start cutting the finished circles and also thin rectangles.
Glue a small circle onto a bigger circle. These will be the petals for your flowers. Paste them onto the thin rectangles, or the stalk of the flower.
From the remaining cutouts, fold a piece of paper that will resemble a flowerpot. Then paste that onto the top of a piece of paper folded into a card.
Put the finished flower cuttings inside the pot. Make more flowers of different colors and lengths.
Your card is ready! But ask daddy to help you draw the most beautiful image of mommy.
Photos: Lens Studio
This article appeared on p30-31 of beijingkids May 2018 issue