Here’s a fun 3D card design from Better Homes and Gardens preschoolers can make to help mother celebrate her day. She’s sure to display and enjoy these cards for months to come as they capture the innocence of her fast-changing babies, even if they are well past babyhood.
These cards use a simple flower design with a sweet standout: colorful cupcake liners form the flower petals, with the face of a child in the center of each flower. Kids love the 3D effect that the liners create and have fun planting their own images in unexpected places. And this is another great way to use wallets or minis from your Pack O’ Photos.
This easy project uses items you have on hand:
- Card stock or construction paper, including green for leaves and stems
- Cupcake liners – keep it simple or go crazy with colorful prints, foils, laser-cut patterns, minis and scalloped edges
- Portraits of each child, in a size that can be trimmed to fit the base of a cupcake liner
- Scissors and glue or drawing materials
Jump in and help the littlest ones with this craft, especially with cutting.
- Cut the cardstock into rectangles to serve as the card background.
- Have kids draw and cut out flower stems and leaves, and glue in place. Or they can simply draw these on the card. They may want to leave space to write something to mom.
- Trim the portraits into circles to fit in the base of the cupcake liner.
- Glue portraits in the cupcake liners, then glue the liners on the top of the stems on the card to create the flowers.
- Add a note of love to Mom.
Variations include layering cupcake liners in different colors, cutting edges into petal shapes, or whatever ideas your kids come up with. You could also use craft felt for the flower parts.
Each child or member of the family could make a card for mom, which she could then display as a bouquet using card stands in a vase.
What to do with all of those leftover cupcake liners? Your kids may have some ideas! Cupcakes go especially well with cards, so don’t forget to wrap up a few for mom.