May is magical, memorable, and magnificent!
For teachers, it can also be draining with end of the year report cards, testing, record maintenance, ceremonies, field days and packing up the classroom for the summer! On top of all that, Mother’s Day is in the month of May. Our students deserve to take home something special for their moms/mums for Mother’s Day. Finding the time to put together a thoughtful craft for our students to make can be a challenge during this busy month.
I created a tropical flower pattern which is super simple and inexpensive. Best of all, no two flowers turn out the same because the children add their own unique designs to the flowers. If your students are first graders or older, they can also create their own leaves for the flowers with green construction paper and a black markers. It will be best to model a leaf drawing first.
The photo below shows how a few of our tropical flowers turned out.
If you plan to use glue, I recommend that you start EARLY during the school day so that the project will be dry by the afternoon for dismissal time. I stapled the stems, leaves, and flowers together. We used glue for the “seeds” inside the cupcake liners. If you need a copy of the pattern, follow this link:
If you need a complete tutorial on how to make this craft, follow this link:
Happy Mother’s Day!
Post created by Molly McMahon, Lessons by Molly