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Mother’s Day: Fun, Green Gift Ideas

Wednesday, May 4th, 2011

As a mother, we never really expect our children to buy us a gift for Mother’s Day.  Something made with love however, gets a nod of approval from moms all over the world.  Add a green element to it and were as good as any gold jesus piece chain!  Here are a few easy craft projects that your little one can do to make this Mother’s Day a little brighter.  Hint:  Be sure to have daddy read this first for some fresh ideas!

Handmade Charm Bracelets (Ages 8 and up):

Mother's Day Charm Bracelet

Handmade charm bracelets make a personalized, fun gift for mommy!

How to do this:

First head to your local craft shop for spacers, a 21 gauge wire, needle nose pliers, and beads.  A great place to try would be your local dollar store, Joanne’s Fabrics, and Michael’s.  Set out the beads and spacers in an assortment of bowls on the table or counter, then start designing!  Does mommy like vintage?  Hit your local thrift or vintage shops to see if you can discover a rare piece that can be added to the bracelet.  Mom will be absolutely charmed on her special day.

DIY Terrariums (Ages 3 and Up):

DIY Kids Aquarium

Recycle an old fish bowl to make the terrarium of mom's dreams!

How to do this:

Find an old fish bowl from around the house or purchase a cheap one at your local pet store.  Have the kids fill it with rich soil, plants, rocks, and whatever kind of decor that will turn mom’s head this Mother’s Day.  Fun for the whole family and easy to do!

Cork Board Creativity (Ages 3 and Up!):

Cork Board for mom

Your basic cork board can be converted into a theme for mom with recycled pictures, letters, postcards, and more!

How to do this:

This one is fun and easy for nearly all ages in your family.  Almost every mom has a box of sentimental memories she’s been keeping and meaning to organize.  Pull the box out and pick out old letters, favorite pictures, artwork, pressed flowers, and more to create a themed Mother’s Day Cork Board to show mom just how much she means to you.  Be sure to add your own personal note to the board.

Happy gifting!  Mom is guaranteed to appreciate the effort and love that went into your gifts.

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Green Halloween® is a nationwide non-profit initiative started by mother-daughter team Corey Colwell-Lipson and Lynn Colwell. In 2010, Green Halloween became a program of EcoMom® Alliance and has events in cities across the U.S.