EASY Mother’s Day Craft – Peas in a Pod Lessons

Mother’s Day is around the corner, and you might be looking for a Mother’s Day craft that’s both sentimental and affordable. Look no further than a handwriting keychain! This personalized gift is simple, quick, and can be made inexpensively with white printable shrink paper.

To get started, print out the handwriting paper and have your students write their name in sharpie. You can also have them write a short message or draw a small picture to make it even more personalized. Once they’re finished, cut out the handwriting and don’t forget to hole punch for the key ring.

Next, it’s time to shrink! Place the handwriting on a piece of parchment paper and follow the instructions on the shrink paper package. Typically, you’ll want to preheat your oven to 325 degrees and bake for 1-3 minutes until the paper has shrunk and hardened.

Finally, add the key ring to the hole punch and voila! You’ve made a sentimental and personalized keychain that mom can carry with her wherever she goes.

Thank you to Julie Highsmith for this fabulous idea! This craft is not only a fun activity to do with your students, but it’s also a great way to show moms how much we care. And, the handmade aspect adds an extra touch of thoughtfulness that she’s sure to appreciate.

For this Mother’s Day craft you will need:

WHITE PRINTABLE Shrink paper: Grafix KSF6-WIJ Printable Shrink…

Keyrings: KINGFOREST 50PCS Split Key Ring.

Here is a link to the canva template: https://www.canva.com/design/DAFhpPk5UMM/x2oL2BS4pkttvpOED07UXw/edit?utm_content=DAFhpPk5UMM&utm_campaign=designshare&utm_medium=link2&utm_source=sharebutton

A handmade handwriting keychain made with printable shrink paper is a simple, quick, and inexpensive craft that makes for a sentimental and personalized Mother’s Day gift. So why not give it a try and show your mom how much she means to you?

If the handmade keychain isn’t your cup of tea, here’s another idea for a personalized mother’s day gift.

An EASY Father’s Day & Mother’s Day Craft “I love you to pieces!” accordion mosaic Mother’s Day card with dotted writing templates for Dad, Grandpa, & Uncle. Mom, Grandma, & Auntie (blanks are also included). Hilarious “All about Dad/Grandpa/Uncle” fill in the blank writing pages are also in this pack!

Father’s Day / Mother’s Day Card Directions: A 12×18 piece of construction paper will serve as a base for 2 cards when cut across the middle lengthwise. Fold like an accordion into thirds. Each student will need one of each template (as shown in the preview) to cut and glue into each third. Students trace the words and tear/paste small bits of construction paper into the heart!

FOR ALL AGES – A cute finger painting craft – Students use their finger prints to fill the balloon heart. This makes a great gift for parents & grandparents. Just add finger prints & you’ll have a set of unique, hand made gift! Click here for the template.

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Happy Teaching!

~ Melissa

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