Crafts For The Little Ones

For mommy's little angels (four- to eight-year-olds), Mother's Day can be a very exciting time to give even more love to the one they have spent so much time with. With a little help from Daddy or Grandma, the wee ones will love making these fun crafts for their number-one gal!

Bendaroos Bracelets

What mommy doesn't like bracelets? Bendaroos are flexible building toys with a strong string base and non-stick wax. You can bend these sticks into many different shapes, giving anything you create a unique look. These brightly colored heart charm bracelets are just perfect for the spring and summer seasons!

 

What you need:
2 pink building sticks
2 green building sticks
6 yellow building sticks
Scissors

 

Directions:
1. Cut one yellow building stick into four pieces. Cut each of the remaining yellow building sticks into three pieces.
2. Fold a green building stick into a wide V. Roll both ends toward each other. Press to stick. Repeat with the other pink and green building sticks.
3. Curve four smaller pieces of yellow building stick into loops and press them against the hearts. Loop four longer yellow pieces through those loops and press them together to make circles.
4. Connect a green charm to a pink charm by making a circle link between them. Repeat with the other pair.
5. Make two links between the pairs of charms. Use the remaining yellow pieces to complete the chain.

Emerging Butterfly

Butterflies are perfect to remind Mommy of the little angels she gets to play with daily. Let your child's imagination take flight with this cute little butterfly.

 

What you need:
Card stock or construction paper
Paint brush pens
Elmer's Squeeze 'N Brush Paint
Liquid glue
Pipe cleaners
Cardboard tube
Craft stick

 

Directions:
1. Download and cut out a butterfly shape and decorate it with paint brush pens. Next, decorate the cardboard tube with Elmer's Squeeze 'N Brush Paint. Allow both to dry.
2. Use a paint brush pen to add details to the butterfly and cardboard tube. Allow both to dry.
3. Glue your craft stick and pipe cleaner antennae to the butterfly's back.
4. Once the butterfly has dried, overlap the wings and insert butterfly into the decorated cocoon (cardboard tube).

 

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Comments on "Mother's Day crafts for kids ages four to eight"

Delena March 28, 2014 | 6:34 AM

as others are wondering, where is the printable pattern?

Andrea March 21, 2014 | 12:44 AM

How can I get the printable pattern? It looks fab and great for children in the Nurture Group to do.

Kelli March 13, 2014 | 8:06 AM

where is the printable pattern. thanks

Mauriene February 11, 2014 | 8:10 PM

where is the printable pattern?

Nicole May 07, 2013 | 8:05 PM

Whaere is the Printable Pattern for these??

allyson May 02, 2010 | 6:30 PM

Very cute idea! Where is the printable pattern?

eva May 06, 2009 | 9:43 AM

Thank you for your craft ideas. Many of my Sunday school and Wednesday night bible study craft projects come from helpful sites like yours. My only problem is that many of the crafts list "let dry" for paint or glue projects. Usually these types of crafts are not an option for my classes since we have such a short time to work; and since much of my work is with young children, they are to impatient to wait until "next week" to take thier projects home. Thanks again for all your help.

janice April 28, 2009 | 12:22 PM

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