Happy Mother's Day! Despite checking Pinterest every year for a craft that might top it, I've had my Kindergarten class do the same gift for their mothers for the last five years. It's unbeatable and very simple to recreate. Here is the wrapping I use:
|Mother's Day gift from Kindergarten|
These bags could also be used to wrap Father's day presents or use red and green paint, ribbon, or marker to decorate Christmas presents as well.
|hole punch the paper bag|
|Kindergarten Mother's Day Present|
Inside the paper bag is the actual present. I have the kids paint popsicle stick frames for their mom. I add their picture inside holding a bouquet of flowers in the matching frame color. To date I only have two colors: pink for girls and blue for boys. They NEVER complain and love the choices. I allow two colors only mostly to cut down on cost since I shoulder the finances of the entire project.
|Mother's Day Frames and Picture|
I pre build the frames with a hot glue gun to ensure durability. However, the kids paint the frames themselves which they find so fun. Before the frame dries I let them sprinkle glitter to add some sparkle.
|Painted popsicle stick frames|
Then I cut the foam pages to fit perfectly behind the popsicle stick frames. Here are my pre cut stacks.
|Popsicle stick frame backings|
|Incomplete Kindergarten crafts for Mother's Day|
All they're missing in this stage is the kids' pictures. I had them hold a bouquet and I took the photos in horizontal format to fit in the frame the best way and added a magnetic strip to the back of each frame so that mothers have the option of putting the frame on the refrigerator or a file cabinet at their work.
|Magnetic strip on backside|
|Boys' Popsicle Stick Frames|
|Girls' Popsicle Stick Frames|