Give Mum Something Special With This Paper Flower Mother’s Day Card

When I was a child every Mother’s day I would always make a card for my Mum, I knew that she cherished these cards a little bit more as she knew that time had been spent on them. In fact my Mum still has them stored away in a tin in a cupboard and we sometimes look at them together, I even showed my children them once and they loved looking at them.

This is something that I have encouraged my children to do too. I love that schools make cards with the children when it comes to a special occasion but I also like that they use their own initiative at home to do them too.

I have always made sure that the boys have the crafts so that they can create whatever they want without having to ask me for help. They have a drawer unit that is full of equipment that they call their Mr Maker Unit.

I know that it takes time to make cards at home and some people do struggle with doing crafts so I do actually like to use Moonpig to make them too, this is an online store that you can customise with your own words and give them a personal touch with added photos and names. These cards are also for keeps. My mum made me my 40th birthday card with them and I still have it up on my side, it shows pictures of me throughout the years.

Anyway, back to the Paper Flower card

The flowers do take some time and can get quite fiddly so if making with children i suggest making the flowers bigger.

You will need:

  • Coloured card
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • And time.

Method:

  • Cut your chosen coloured card into 8cm squares (go bigger if you want bigger flowers)
  • Fold in half from corner to corner to create a triangle, aligning up the edges 
  • Fold in half again to create another triangle, aligning up the edges
  • Open back up and fold the corner up along the centre fold line. Do this for both sides
  • Open back up and fold  the corner up to the fold that you just created. Do this for both sides
  • Open back up and you want to push up along the bottom edge of the triangle so that you create a diamond shape by folding it on the second fold
  • Then fold over the over hang from the diamond so that you have a clean straight edge. Do this on both sides
  • Fold up the bottom along the first crease on both sides
  • Then fold in half and glue down the sides
  • So now you should have created your petal. Once the glue has dried, press around the edge to open it up

I have created a video below of how to make a petal. In case my instructions are not easy to follow

Once you have at  least 8 petals you need to glue them all together to form the flower

I made 8 petals as mine were quite small but if you are making bigger petals then you may not need as many.

I made three flowers from different colours and then placed them on the front of a card. Once placed into position I then glued them down with a glue gun. I made the vase from a piece of paper but you can also draw this onto the front of the card.

I stuck it down creating a 3D effect.

You now have a 3D flower card ready to give to Mum on Mother’s Day

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Hand print Santa Cards

Homemade cards are the best! (Well at least that’s what I think)

These handprint cards are easy and fun and make lovely personalised cards to give to family. This card will be a keepsake one has it has the child’s handprint on it.

A5 card
White Paint
Googly Eyes
Red Foam Circles
Pink Foam Circles
Red Foam for Santa Hat
White Felt Circles
White Felt for Santa Hat
Black Felt Tip Pen

And finally one child’s hand!

Fold the A5 card in half to make a card.

Place your child’s hand into some white paint so it has totally covered there palm and then put a handprint onto the card making sure that the fingers on pointing to the bottom of the card.

When the paint is dry stick on –
One red circle for his nose
Two pink circles for his cheeks
Two goggly eyes
(At the top of the hand, to make the face)

Cut out a Santa hat from the red foam and stick it in place.

Cut out some white circles from the felt, these will be the little bobbles at the end of the hat and some long oval shapes to put at the bottom of the hat. Stick these in place on the hat.

Now just draw in Santas mouth with the black felt top pen.

All that’s left to do now is write your christmas message in side of the card and give to a person of your choice.

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Hope you like reading my post 🙂

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