The Ashland Library’s children’s department, is celebrating mothers, caregivers, and anyone who has helped nurture and guide someone through the challenges of growing up in the world. Stop by the library Saturday, May 8 (Noon to 4 p.m.) and pick up a Take & Make kit to create a beautiful thank you card to let that person know they are loved and appreciated.
This craft is pretty straightforward, so if you can’t make it to Ashland to pick up a kit, here are some tips to help you create the craft at home.
- Paper – cardstock is ideal, but any paper will work.
- Markers, crayons, etc.
- Tissue paper or coffee filters
- Bottle tops and small jar lids in a variety of sizes
After you’ve gathered all your supplies, the first thing you’ll want to do is fold your paper in half.
Next, you’re going to want to gather up all the lid and bottle tops you’ve collected. I used a variety of sizes ranging from a soda bottle cap to a small jelly jar lid. Spice jars lids or lids from beverage or condiment bottles are all good options for our purposes.
When you’ve decided what caps you’re going to use, place them on the page in a design you like.
Now take your pencil and trace around each of the tops.
Take your tissue paper and either cut or tear it up into smaller pieces.
If you don’t have tissue paper on hand, any local craft store or dollar store usually has a nice supply. As I’ve mentioned in previous posts, coffee filters are always a great alternative. Next, choose the first circle you want to work with. Scrunch up some tissue paper and glue it inside the circle.
I used the coffee filter for the center and filled in the rest with pink tissue paper.
At the end of all your hard work, you should have a series of flower-like circles on your card.
Now if you have it, take some green tissue paper and cut small strips to make leaves. You can also draw leaves with marker or crayon. I did a little of both.
Congratulations! The outside of your card is done! What you decide to write on the inside is up to you. A number of other library branches in the county are also offering Mother’s Day crafts. Check them out here.