Are you looking for a simple last minute Mother’s Day card that kids can make for mom or grandma? If so, I’ve got just the card. It is so simple and can be completed in 5-10 minutes depending on how much your kiddos want to decorate the card. The best part…you probably already have everything you need at home.
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Look how adorable these are. Simple, but cute.
Let’s get started. All you will need is:
- Two different colors of paper. You can use construction or cardstock.
- And of course, the kiddos’ hands.
Decide what color the hands will be. Fold this paper in half ‘hamburger’ style (so the paper is fat, no long).
Place the kiddo’s hand on the paper. Make sure his/her thumb and pointer finger are right along the folded edge of the paper. Trace his/her hand.
Cut out traced hand, making sure to leave the folded edge in tact. The tips of the thumb and pointer finger will remain in tact with the folded edge of the paper. This will allow us to unfold the paper and have two hands together. Cut out the empty space between the thumb and finger (cutting the folded area, but again keeping the thumb and pointer attached). This will give us the heart space between the hands.
Fold the second piece of paper into a card and glue the hands (upside down) onto the inside of the card. We chose to write “I heart U” on the hands. You could also say, “I love you to pieces,” and use contact paper in the heart area and the kiddos can tear tissue paper and stick it on. Or make your own message. Finally, my kiddo drew a picture for Grandma and wrote her name. Super simple, fast, and (most likely) free Mother’s Day card.
What other quick and easy cards and crafts have your kiddos made? I’d love to see them! I’m always looking for new ways to send a quick card/letter in the mail for grandparents. Leave a comment below and let me know.