Mom and Me Book Mother's Day Craft

Mom and Me Book for Kids

Some Mother's Day activities and crafts that kids can create will bring tears of joy to Mom's eyes, and the Mom and Me Book for kids is one of them. Make a book all about you and Mom. Decorate it, fill it with thoughts, and paste pictures of you and Mom inside. It's a great way to always remember how important you are to each other.

What You'll Need:

25 small brown paper bags

Scissors

Iron

Two 9-inch squares heavy cardboard

Pencil

Metal ruler

Clear plastic tape

Wrapping paper

White glue

Hole punch

2 clothespins

Markers

Along a seam, cut a side of a bag to the bottom. Cut the bottom off the bag. Repeat for all bags. Unfold the bags to make squares. Trim the bags to the size of the cardboard (9-inch squares).

Have an adult help you iron the bags with a cool iron to make them flat.

Draw a line 1 inch from an edge of each of the cardboard squares. Use the edge of the ruler to bend the cardboard along the line.

Bend it back and forth, until it works like a paper hinge. Put a strip of plastic tape on each side of the cardboard covering the hinge.

Glue wrapping paper on the cardboard. Punch a hole in the 1-inch section of your covers 2 inches from the top of the book, and another hole 2 inches from the bottom. Punch holes to match in the cut ends of the paper bags.

Stack all the bags between the covers and clamp them with the clothespins. Thread the ribbon from the inside to the outside of the cover. Tie ribbon in a knot, and make a bow.

Write a title on the front cover, and decorate it. Fill it with thoughts and pictures of Mom.

Mother's Day is all about showing Mom how much you love and appreciate her. Go to the next page to learn how to make homemade bath salts -- Mom will love the fresh, relaxing scents after a busy day.

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