Mothers day is fast approaching and I know some of you amazing dads want to help the kids make a gorgeous card for mum. Or Maybe you are just amazing parents and want to make a card with the kids for a grandparent. I am going to use Pinterest as my best friend and resources and try a few of the cards that I have pinned on my board Easy Crafts For Kids. I will also try to keep track of how long it takes!
The first craft I am going to try is a twirling heart and can be used not just for Mothers Day but also for Valentines day, or any occasion/ lesson for heart theme . The cards original video can be seen via the link twirling heart.
- You will need a piece of cardstock 8.5 x 11 inches any colour. You can use any size but my instructions and template attached will be for these sizes.
- piece of pattern paper 8.5 x 5.5 inches
- 2 Red hearts same size
- A piece of string approximately 8 inches long
- something round to draw circle.
- pen to write your message
Fold 8.5 x 11 inch cardstock to be a 8.5 x 5.5 inch card. You can orient the card to be any direction you like (landscape or portrait)
Use something round like a lid of a jar or a drinking glass to draw a circle on the front of the card. I used a mug that was about 3.5 inches in diameter
Glue heart on to string, centring the heart on the string as much as possible so that there is an even amount on top and bottom of heart.
Place the second heart on top of the first heart so that string is sandwiched between the two hearts.
Place heart on the front of the card, centred as close as possible over the cut out circle.
Tape the string on top and below circle
Glue the patterned paper on the front of the card so that the string is hidden
Twirl the heart and close the card.
Give the card to your Mum
When the card is opened, the heart will spin. Twirl the heart and close the card and when opened again, it will spin…. continue as much as you like.
From Start to Finish
With my PDF template to print, cut out and glue it took 15 minutes. Without my template it took longer as I had to draw the circle, and hearts and then cut out : this took about 20 to 25 minutes. Using my silhouette to cut took under 10 min.
My free template of this card can be downloaded as an SVG file, A studio 3 file or PDF here.