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Four Foolproof Ideas for the Best Mother’s Day Ever…
Yes, Mother’s Day activities are supposed to be all about us moms. Put up our feet, relax, and don’t lift a finger, right? However, we all know sometimes the reality can be, um, well, a little different. Of course, our kids have good intentions. The best, in fact. Still, that doesn’t mean we can’t do our mom thing and make it all turn out just a tad better with some preemptive planning. Here, we take a look at some common Mother’s Day activities and offer up our easy suggestions to ensure a fabulous experience for both you and your child.
Good Intention #1: Breakfast in bed The Reality: Crumbs, spills, dirty dishes waiting downstairs for you Our Suggestion:Pretend breakfast in bed!
It’s all the pampering, none of the mess! Hot waffles prepared to order by your junior chef. A warm cup of coffee just the way you take it with milk and sugar. You can even follow it up with a spot o’ tea, because, hey, the caffeine is pretend, too! Breakfast in bed has never been such a treat!
Making the waffles!
Brewing the coffee!
Serving it all with a smile!
Good Intention #2: “Let’s buy something fancy for Mom!” The Reality: Their allowance only goes so far Our Suggestion: A handmade gift from the heart
Kids can play with patterns as they design necklaces (or bracelets).
She’ll wear it with love!
Good Intention #3: “Let’s make a picture frame for Mom!” The Reality: “Mom, where’s the macaroni? The glue? The glitter? We’re out of paint! Can you take me to the craft store? Why? Um, it’s a surprise!” Our Suggestion: A kid-friendly DIY frame that comes with everything needed to make a gift you’ll be proud to display
Some sparkling gems, a little glitter glue, a few shimmering stickers – and voila! – this wooden picture frame is fit for the family photo display in the foyer! We love that the kit is “all-inclusive” when it comes to supplies – no craft store trips required!
Everything a kid needs to make the perfect handmade gift!
He’s proud! She’s proud! It’s a win-win Mother’s Day activity!
Good Intention #4: “Let’s make a complicated craft that requires quite a bit of artistic skill.” The Reality: Tears when the completed project looks nothing like the picture on the box Our Solution: The Decorate-Your-Own line, partially completed and ready for adornment!
The trick to avoiding craft-related meltdowns is to meet kids where they’re at, skill-wise. The Decorate-Your-Own Wooden Jewelry Box looks almost finished out of the package, but lets kids add their own creative touches and delight in the final result. It’s a no-stress Mother’s Day activity that serves up a lot of wow!
Watch your kid’s confidence grow as they complete spectacular-looking crafts!
A beautiful keepsake box for future handmade gifts from the heart!
Here’s to a happy and relaxing Mother’s Day for all!
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