Just for Mom

by Anne Renaud

Gather

paper
flower or butterfly stencils (click here to download)
scissors
pencil
glue
pipe cleaner
markers
buttons or stickers

Go

1. Fold a piece of paper in half to make a card.
2. Cut out stencil halves. (Click here to download.)
3. Fold another piece of paper in half. Put the straight edge of a stencil on the fold and trace the stencil shape onto your paper.
4. Cut out the traced shape and unfold. Now you have a full flower or butterfly!
5. Repeat to make as many butterflies and flowers as you want.
6. Glue shapes onto your card. Smaller shapes can be layered on top of larger shapes.
7. Make a flower stem out of a pipe cleaner, or draw it on your paper.
8. Use markers to complete your picture or add extra designs.
9. Add buttons or stickers for extra decoration.
10. Write Mom on the outside and add a special message for her inside.
11. Give the card to your mom on Mother's Day!

    This article first appeared in the May 2015 issue of Focus on the Family Clubhouse Jr. magazine. © Anne Renaud. Used by permission.