Friday, May 6, 2016

Mother's Day Preschool Craft/Gift

We made these Shrinky Dink necklaces in our Preschool Class for Mother's Day,
 and they were too cute not to share.

I cut out the Shrinky Dink into circles (6 per page) by tracing a cup, 
I used a regular hole punch to make the necklace hole.

I explained how important these necklaces were, and that they were gifts for their mothers.  
So do your very best!

  I gave a few ideas on what they might want to include.
Let the kids decorate them as they wished with permanent markers.

We followed the manufacturers directions on the Shrinky Dink packaging,
 to shrink them in the oven.

Tied them off with ribbon for the necklace, but you could use a chain, cord or elastic jewelry string.

The kids asked if they could put beads on them.

We made these cute cards found on which also includes a printout. 
I used hand sized stamp pads, but you could use paint.

On the inside I had them write a cute message to mom on the right hand side and draw a picture on the left hand side.

Wrapped it up with a clear party bag with crinkle paper and a bow.  
Hole punched the card in the corner and tied them together.

The pictures don't do them justice, they really turned out cute!

This could even be made as a key chain for Dad Father's Day
or have each child make one for a charm bracelet/necklace.

Think of the possibilities:
Mother's Day
Father's Day
Grandparent's Day
Valentine's Day
Teacher Appreciation
Christmas ornament
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