Mother's Day Ideas: Card Board MOM Sign
This is a project for older children. I should think with an adults help an eight year old could manage this. I left the cardboard unpainted but you could spray paint it.
paper cutter or scissors
cut box into 7 one inch strips
curl 4 strips - start by running your fingers along the length of the strip several times - pulling up as you go. This will make it easier to then wrap the strip around your finger to curl.
To make a M: start with 2 curled strips
One strip folded in half to form a V. Notice the two ends are folded.
You will be gluing these items together. You will also be gluing a piece of ribbon to the top of one of the M's points.
Place a bead of glue in fold of bottom point. See picture. This gives your M more rigidity. When your done gluing it should look like this. Repeat to make 2nd M.
To make the Heart O: Fold one strip in half and curl like so. Glue at base of V. This piece will be called part A.
This is the tricky part...well simple to do but hard to explain. Glue the two M's together mid curl. See photo. Leaving approx an inch or more to create a V which will be the base of the Heart. Glue part A to the V. See picture.
When you are finished it will be fairly sturdy. I think this came out so cute. It seems like it has a lot of steps but it isn't as hard as it looks. If you have middle school kids - I think they would have fun doing this and then probably wanting to figure out how to do their own name.
Here is a variation:
Have fun crafting with your kids! Mama King