Monday, 30 April 2012

A Simple “Collection in a Jar” Gift for Children to Make for Mother’s Day

Creative Ideas:

This is another idea for a nice homemade Mother’s Day gift that doesn’t require any special equipment, is quick and easy to make, and doesn’t cost much at all (if anything!). This present is also very easy for children to do themselves.

I thought it would be lovely to have a little collection of things that your child has put together for you, and to keep it all neatly together in a jar. The collections could be made out of anything really… anything that your children like and things that they associate with you. They can decide what they’d like to put in there. This gift idea would probably work even better with older children.

So, with this in mind, I gave my 4 year old daughter Poppy an empty jar, and I asked her to fill it with “nice things for mummy” when she was next in the garden or playing outside.

And these are the things she came up with!

Some branches with lichen, rocks, leaves, other bits of wood, seedlings from trees, a shell… and even a little painted picture of her and me. She told me about each of the things in the jar (actually, it would be a good idea to write down what your child says about the things in the jar too), and arranged the items in the jar herself. 

I finished off the present for myself by putting a white tissue paper decorative top on, tied it with some string, and attached a little gift tag.

It looks very nice sitting next to my computer screen in the office, and it’s lovely to look at and have.

I think it would make a charming, simple present for Mother’s Day. Even fathers could organise it!

Happy making!


Don't forget to look at our other projects for Mother’s Day gift ideas:

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