Being the Mom to 3 children has been an interesting journey as well as a rewarding experience.
I just wish I could slow down the clock and keep them from growing up so fast.
It really does seem like the years have gone by so quickly and I think to myself, “If only I could just freeze them in this moment.”
Of course, the best ways to preserve these times is to sit back and enjoy it all while it lasts. In addition, remembering to take lots of photos to see their transformations gives me an opportunity to look back at these memories.
So, after thinking about my kids growing and brainstorming a Craft Idea for Mother’s Day, I decided to take a few of those photos and turn them into foam characters on an easy picket fence creation.
If you would also like to create this Flower Frame Craft for a special Mom in your life, here is what you will need:
– Various Colors of Foam Sheets
– 7 Jumbo Craft Sticks
– Printed Pictures
– Green Fuzzy Sticks AKA Pipe Cleaners
– Safety Scissors
FYI, most of these items can be located at your local dollar store or craft store.
To get started with this Mother’s Day Flower Frame Craft, first place the craft sticks in a design to look like a picket fence. Then, use the glue to adhere the pieces together and allow the craft sticks to completely dry.
Next, take a cup and use that to create a circle over the top of the faces on the photos. Use the pen to trace an outline of a circle and take the safety scissors to cut this out.
Then, take a photo and use it along with the pen to create the outline of flower petals. Cut this out and use it as a template to make additional flower shapes.
Once you have all the parts of the flower, take the green fuzzy stick, circle photo, and flower shape and glue them together.
To do this, simply start with the flower shape, add glue to the back of the photo, and place the fuzzy stick in between them and press down. Be sure to allow the flower to dry completely.
Then, take a pipe cleaner and loop it through the back of the picket fence shape so the frame can be hung up.
Finally, to attach the flowers weave the fuzzy sticks through the fence and twist them to the craft sticks.
Tip: If you are making this for one child, consider printing out multiple photos of different facial expressions to make flowers or add in foam leaves or blank flowers to the fence.
As you can see, my kiddos flower faces turned out so cute and it really looks like a fence!
I hope this Flower Frame Craft makes your gift giving a little easier this year and your family has a wonderful time celebrating Mother’s Day.
Carlee @ FLL