Most of us made those sweet little hand print pictures back in Kindergarten with the poems about how small we were and how we would grow. We never thought we would, but then, of course, we did. And now we are faced with our own children and the sentimental gifts they bring us.
I am such a sap, myself. My son cannot even bring me a macaroni necklace without me turning on the water works. Anything special my kids make just for me falls under the category of sentimental in my world, but here are a few gifts almost guaranteed to make mommy shed a tear... or two.
4 Sentimental Mother's Day crafts:
- Mom's Coupon Books:
This is a very simple, but very sweet gift that just involves time spent together but simple as it is, it is also deceptively sweet. A coupon good for one long hug from a boy who tends to shy away from cuddling can make any mom start to tear up.
Hang a small chalkboard and write love messages to mom, take photos and put them in a scrapbook the child decorates themselves. It is simple and inexpensive, but mom will cherish it forever.
- Hand Print Memory Keeper:
Plaster of Paris can be used as a mold a mold for your children’s hand prints and footprints to create memorable keepsakes.
Step 1: Pour liquid plaster of Paris into dish.
Step 2: Assist your child with quickly pressing their hand or foot directly into the plaster without wriggling. Wash immediately.
Step 3: Let the plaster dry and turn it out of the dish.
Step 4: Paint it or use a marker to indicate the child’s name and age or the date you made the casting.
Step 5: Make a hole in the top with a dowel used in still wet plaster to hang on the wall.
Step 6: If she is not crying yet, add this message to the card:
I miss you when we're not together
I'm growing up so fast
See how big I've gotten
Since you saw me last?
As I grow, I'll change a lot,
The years will fly right by.
You'll wonder how I grew so quick
When and where and why?
So look upon this handprint (these handprints)
That's hanging on your wall.
And memories will come back of me,
When I was very small.
- Baby Clothing Quilt:
What could be sweeter than a quilt made of all those adorable baby items that you don't want to throw away? What mom would not love to see a quilt made entirely of those soft bits of fabric that once clothed her most precious little baby. This one will make her cry, but also thank you profusely.
What crafts make you cry?
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