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  Mothers Day Crafts - Danielle - 04/13/2011 10:03 PM
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       Mother's Day Craft - Songbird29- 04/15/2011 08:46 AM
           Act Con For ideas - RecDirect- 04/28/2011 07:44 PM
       Mothers day crafts - 17500- 04/17/2011 07:52 AM
           Mothers Day Crafts - Danielle- 04/24/2011 06:10 PM
               mothers day crafts - 17500- 04/29/2011 07:02 AM
       Craft Websites - Bailey- 04/25/2011 06:45 AM
       mothers day craft - susan64- 04/26/2011 02:34 PM
       mother's day crafts - hillview- 04/29/2011 05:34 AM

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Author   Title: Mothers Day Crafts

Posted 04/13/2011 10:03 PM

Please Help!!!  I need ideas for Mothers Day arts and crafts! Have had such a great outcome in arts and crafts and am completely stunned on Mothers Day... Also need a great idea for Mays Bulletinboard really trying to stick with Mothers Day theme.... Any ideas will be greatly appreciated... PLEASE HELP

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Posted 04/15/2011 05:26 AM

Get an idea from the bottom of your heart. No one can give you an idea better than of it. Because it feels emotions and love. The real carfts can be created by it. Consult with you heart I hope you will got a fantastic idea.


Posted 04/15/2011 08:46 AM

Hi Danielle,

Right here on ACTIVITY CONNECTION there is a craft section, and they have corsages you can make!  They look pretty easy for the residents to do!  I'm going to do them with my residents for all the ladies to wear at our Mother's Day Tea, it's something they can do and feel proud enough to wear too!

Good luck!


Posted 04/28/2011 07:44 PM

Yes, this is perfect for ideas!  I'm going to do the fans.  But since my NNHWk theme is carnival, I'm only going to decorate for a tea party on Mothers' day, so I'm not really doing a whole room-there's no way I can re-decorate each day and actually do activities and charting! Does anyone else have this problem-you really want to create the atmosphere, but there's just too much together in April and May!!-One year I did  Derby, then set up our first  Cinco de Mayo with fruit salsa and cinnamon chips, and it was wonderful! But then I had to tear down and quickly rebuild feminine for Mothers' day, then nursing Home week-then Indy 500, as well as Memorial day!  I just wish I could make each event fantastic enough for them to talk about them for 2 days!  But usually I only end up with 1 really good one, and the rest just thrown together.  March can get that way, if Easter and Mardi Gras mix in with St Pat's Day; or April if Easter is late and volunteer week comes in there, too! Makes me kinda wonder if nursing home week starting with Mothers' day isn't that great of a fit-it should be on its own, maybe in August!! Otherwise, we'll decorate up pretty and the men might not appreciate much of what we offer!


Posted 04/17/2011 07:52 AM

Mine love to make the ink pens with roses on top and there so easy. cheap craft also. Good Luck!


Posted 04/24/2011 06:10 PM

Sounds Great! Exactly how are you making the rose? We are making tissue paper flower boquets, the corsages to wear at our Mothers Day brunch, still looking for ideas stuck on crafts for Mothers Day... Our residents really enjoy craft hour!


Posted 04/29/2011 07:02 AM

I buy silk rose bushes,  cut or pull one rose off , buy the cheap bic pins and take the colored stopper out at top. you can then clue rose on pin. wrap green florest tape around pen all the way down. maybe even add a leaf or two close to top. Hope you enjoy! my residents love making these.


Posted 04/25/2011 06:45 AM

If you are still looking for crafts, check out  or  there has to be something on one of these that you can use for any occasion!

Happy craft hunting!



Posted 04/26/2011 02:34 PM

I bought plan white coffee cups and let my residents paint them with flower bunches and let them plant small flowers in them when dry all had a blast and it started lots of talk about when they had gardens. some gave to daughters or keep them. was cheap but fun dollar store god how i live there for my activities.


Posted 04/29/2011 05:34 AM

One year we bought some non-toxic accryllic paint and poster boards. We cut the poster boards in half. Next we put paint on the residents hands and placed the hands onto the middle of the poster board. At the Top of the poster board, we printed "What these hands have done" Then with the help of the resident, we asked the resident all kinds of questions as to what she has done in her life and wrote them all around the hands like---made homemade bread, tended a garden, held my newborn children, cleaned house, made clothes for my family, crocheted, made crafts, and the list went on and on. Then we gave this to their family. Families absolutely loved this. This year I think we will take some old file folders and trim them down to 8 by 10 in size. Then we will cover it with very light colored (plain or printed) material. (cut material at least 10 x 12 so that you can use stick glue and paste to back of file cover) Then we will cut out flowers with stems and stick glue to front of fabric. When dried, we will put them into an 8 x 10 inch frame. Residents can either keep for themselves or give to family. It doesn't have to be flowers. I know one of my residents use to make stuffed long eared rabbits that were adorable. She would like to cut out a likeness of one of these rabbits and put it in a frame. It is something she did in her life and I thought it was a good idea.