Mother’s Day Crafts for Preschoolers with Recycled Items
Using recycled items to create Mother’s Day crafts with preschoolers is inexpensive and creative. Using recycled items will show your preschoolers that recycling can be fun; these projects will also provide moms with wonderful gifts. Here you find detailed instructions on turning recycled items in Mother’s Day crafts that preschoolers will love.
Soda Bottle Vase and Rose
Mother’s Day always comes with flowers for your mom, and this preschooler craft uses recycled items and will last longer than fresh flowers. For this craft project you will need a soda bottle, paint, paintbrushes, a green pipe cleaner, a hot glue gun, hot glue sticks, scissors, and some junk mail. You will also need newspaper or other junk paper to cover the work area.
Start by helping preschoolers cut the junk mail into teardrop or heart shapes. Then place the shapes on the news paper. Help kids paint both sides of the pieces. While the petals are drying help kids paint the soda bottle. A fun way to do this is by getting a lot of paint on the brush and applying it to the top of the bottle. Let the paint drip down the sides of the bottle for a fun look.
When the paint has dried on the cutouts, you can help preschoolers assemble them to create a flower. Simply wrap a single petal around the top of the pipe cleaner and glue in place. Keep wrapping more and more petals in this fashion until a full rose is created. This Mother’s Day craft is easy and fun to create with preschoolers and the result is lovely.
Photo Key Chain
A photo key chain is easy to make using recycled items as well, and mothers will cherish the lovely gift. For this craft you will need some cardboard, scissors, a photo, paint, ribbon, a hot glue gun, glue sticks, and clear plastic. Several items come packaged in clear plastic which is great to use for this project. Newspaper or other recycled paper should also be placed on the work surface for easy cleanup.
Start the project by helping preschoolers select a photo. Then cut the cardboard into 2 even oval shapes. Then cut a smaller oval out of one of the shapes. Let preschoolers paint the front of both of the cardboard shapes.
When the paint has dried, glue the clear plastic to the back of the oval picture frame piece. Then glue the picture to the unpainted side of the other oval. Then cut a piece of ribbon and tie the ends to make a loop. Glue the knot to the top of the oval with the picture glued to it. Then glue the frame to the photo. Make sure to cut away the excess plastic and photo as well to finish this craft.
Preschoolers will be proud to present their moms with these gifts made from recycled items on Mother’s Day. Moms will enjoy these gifts for years to come, and recycling is a great way to create inexpensive crafts with preschoolers.
Originally published at https://sarahganly.blogspot.com.