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Mother’s Day Pressed Flower Frame

Last year the kids made photo frames with pressed flowers for the grandmothers for Mother’s Day. I wait a year to share our projects because my mother reads this site!

Materials:

  • wood frames (We found these very inexpensively at Michaels. If you just can’t find any, you could cut a frame from stiff cardboard.)
  • paint
  • pressed flowers
  • Mod Podge
  • optional: letter stickers (We used gold glitter letters.)
  • cute pictures of children

Directions:

1. Pick and press flowers. If you are last minute, I will be posting a tip later this week.

2. Paint the frames. Unfortunately, I cannot find the pictures of the kids painting but they had a grand time with this! You can tell which one my then two year old son painted because it is the classic shade of “toddler brown”.

3. Apply Mod Podge, add pressed flowers.

4. Once this dries, you can also add the letters to spell out “Mom”, “Grandma”, or whatever other term of endearment you prefer. Apply another coat of Mod Podge.

5. Add the pictures and you are done!

Educational Connections:

  • Science: Learn the names of mother/baby pairs in the animal kingdom and find out how different animals care for their young. Humans are mammals, a group that is classified primarily by how we feed our babies!
  • History (Older Students): Research the history of Mother’s Day. What was the original meaning of the date? When did it become a holiday in the United States? What do you think of the commercialization of Mother’s Day?
  • Language Arts: Write an acrostic poem for “Mother” to describe how your mother (or grandmother, aunt, etc.) takes care of you.
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Candace Lindemann, Yale, BA, Harvard Graduate School of Education, EdM, is an educational consultant and published writer. She enjoys new learning experiences with her children, ages 6 and 4 and 1.5.

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