Where's my mind? I forgot to make Mother's Day gifts!!

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  1. Mrs. Mom

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    What can I do on short notice? I've got third graders, and they will be gone on a field trip Thursday. That leaves tomorrow and Friday to make something for Mother's Day. What can I do that looks like a lot of time and effort but can be done on a short time frame? HOW COULD I FORGET MOTHER'S DAY?????????????
     
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  3. sevenplus

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    I made tissue paper flowers one year. Easy to make. Just need tissue paper, some pipe cleaner stems, and something to put them in. We used milk cartons (the small ones from school lunches) covered with paper. They decorate the paper, staple it to the milk carton, and fill with as many flowers as they want to make.
     
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    How about making coupons? A card is always great too.
     
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    I just noticed your username. How ironic. :lol:
     
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    I used the Mother's Day coupons from this site and we made cards with pink construction paper. Cute, fast & easy!
     
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    The flower is a great idea. I did paper flowers with my kids. We are almost done, thankfully. We made "vases" from those plastic tubs that hold Crystal Light. Sadly, I had enough from my own pantry! We took inch square pieces of tissue paper and applied them with watered down glue, kind of a collage, decoupage kind of thing. The opaque container and the tissue gave a really nice effect. It is cheap and environmentally friendly too! Hope it's not too late to be of help. Also, I have done yellow construction paper handprints. You curl the fingers, and then glue them around a brown circle to make it look like a sunflower. We made a card with it....that was fairly easy and cheap too. I wish you well. Happy Mother's Day, Mrs. Mom!
     
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    last year I went and bought a big bag of beads and some elastic string. We made necklaces and bracelets as a math patterning activity in about an hour.
     
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    We made handprints out of foam (stock paper like), the students decorated with sequins, stickers & different things. We stuck a magnet on the back with the pic of the student in the middle & then made a card for them using a handprint poem. We also did a fill in the blank mom book. The mom's loved all the gifts. Plus they were pretty easy to do!!!
     
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    If you have baby food jars.... glue tissue paper around the outside, add a tea candle and tah-dah! a BEAUTIFUL gift.
     
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    Have them made cards with a big hug that says I love you this much. Make the hug by having them stretch their arms out and drawing around them on butcher paper.
     
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    I had my kids write a poem. We put it on thick paper and I let the kids trace it with sharpie. Then they watercolored it. I had to start it yesterday/finish today because I am out the next two days.
     

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