Nothing says ‘I love you, Mum!’ more than a handmade gift or card, so we’ve got you covered with a couple of fun, thoughtful and quirky craft ideas to give to your loved one this Mother’s Day. Plus, a delicious brownie recipe that is sure to put a smile on everyone’s dial.
‘Heart in Hand’ pop-up card
These cards are easy to make (kids may need assistance with cutting) and come with a love-filled surprise too. A pop-up heart within the card!
What you’ll need:
- 2 x colours of scrap, A4 paper
- Glue stick
- Black pen
- Fold your A4 piece of paper in half and place the hand that will be traced palm down, close to the bottom of the paper, with the either side of the palm touching the folded edge. Trace around the edges and each finger with a pencil. Cut along the tracing line to be left with the hands cut out. When you unfold the paper, you’ll have two hands connected like a butterfly.
- Now for the heart, give a guide to the card maker as to how big the heart should be (should be big enough to cover the size of both palms in the cut out), and let them trace the outline of a heart onto a different coloured piece of paper. Cut out the heart with scissors.
- Fold the heart in half vertically, then in half horizontally. A good way to guide your card maker to do this is by drawing faint pencil lines for fold lines, then rubbing them out once folded. Then, fold the hands cut out in half vertically down the middle.
- Now for the special message! Write the message on the heart cut-out in black pen or whatever colour stands out against the heart colour of choice.
- This might be a step for Dad or the card making supervisor… Glue the bottom half of the heart cutout (the pointy end) and stick that down onto the palms of the hands cut-out so both vertical folds line up with each other. And voila! Fold the hands in half and unfold to reveal the pop-up heart.