Easy Mother's Day Cards

Mother's Day is just around the corner, and this card is super easy to do with your students, especially if you need something to make at the last minute. Mother's Day is just around the corner, and this card is super easy to do with your students, especially if you need a craft to make at the last minute. Give it a try!

1. Let students select their own color of paper and fold it in half.

2. Have students place their hands so that the thumb and pointer finger are overlapping the fold.

3. Trace around the hand, making sure to have the lines go to the edge of the fold for the thumb and pointer finger. (In other words, don't trace around the tips of those fingers!)  This is what holds the hands together once they are cut out. 

4. Cut out the hand, being careful not to cut off the folded tips of the thumb and pointer finger. 

5. Unfold and wah-lah! The kids will ooh and ahh that it makes a heart. Stand back and enjoy their amazement for a moment. Depending on your level of commitment to classroom crafting, you could choose to be done at this point. Let the kids write notes on their cards and call it a day.

Optional Final Steps:
Upon recalling that students will likely be stuffing these (not-so-carefully) into their bookbags to take home with them, I decided that the aforementioned hands were too fragile. Thus, I created the 2 optional final steps below.

6. Have students pick a different colored piece of paper and fold it like a card. Then they can glue the hands down, being sure to align the fold of the fingers with the fold of the card.

7.  If you have extra scrap construction paper, feel free to have them add an additional color behind the hands to make the heart a different color. This is for your over-achiever students. You know who they are.


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