How to Make a Mother’s Day Vase That Mom Will Love

Want to help your kids make a beautiful gift for Mother’s Day?

Do your kids love creating art?

Does Mom love flowers?

Turn glass jars and containers into a beautiful Mother’s Day vase and surprise Mom with some of her favorite things from her favorite people.

In this article I’ll show you how to team up with your kids to create a lovely personalized Mother’s Day vase and fill it with flowers to show Mom your love.

Team up with your kids to create a lovely personalized Mother's Day vase with your kids and fill it with flowers to show Mom your love.

Why Make a Mother’s Day Vase?

Moms love flowers and presents from the kids (and spouses, of course), and this Mother’s Day craft combines both.

Flowers bring a smile to Mom’s face on any day, but especially on Mother’s Day. The only thing that will make flowers even nicer is a homemade vase created with love to put them in.

These inexpensive upcycled vases are easy to make. As a bonus, you can recycle craft items from around the house. Just add flowers, and you’ll be good to go.

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How to Sculpt Candy Vegetables and Make a Garden Cake With Your Kids

Are your kids aspiring chefs or bakers?

Do they like to play with play dough or modeling clay?

Would you love to find a project that combines both?

In this article I’ll show you how you and your kids can make a miniature vegetable garden out of marzipan, a kind of candy, which you can use to decorate a fun and delicious garden cake!

Delight your kids with a miniature vegetable garden out of marzipan, a kind of candy, which you can use to decorate a fun and delicious garden cake!

Why Use Marzipan?

Marzipan is an edible décor made of almond paste, powdered sugar and egg whites. This traditional confection is served as a treat for a variety of occasions such as birthdays and weddings. It’s even used for celebrating New Year and as a traditional Christmas treat in many European countries.

Kids really love marzipan because it’s usually made into cool shapes like fruits, vegetables, flowers and animals.

What’s more fun than creating something beautiful that you can also eat?

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How to Stage a Shadow Puppet Show Your Kids Will Love

Do your kids like to tell stories?

Are they fascinated by the interaction of light and shadow?

Introduce them to the ancient Chinese art of shadow-puppet theater and put on your own family show. It’s easier than you think!

In this article, I’ll show you how to make simple shadow puppets to fit any story your kids can dream of and create your very own Chinese shadow theater to bring the silhouettes to life.

Your family will enjoy poetic evening shows and make lasting memories together.

Make simple shadow puppets to fit any story your kids can dream of and create your very own Chinese shadow theater to bring the silhouettes to life.

Why Play With Shadows?

Shadows are mysterious, intriguing and fun. My kids love to play nighttime flashlight games. They enjoy casting shadows on the walls with their bed lamps, creating different shapes and creatures. And they’ve always been puzzled by their stretched shadows in the low light of a summer evening. I bet your kids like shadows, too.

Shadows have a fleeting, poetic quality, and playing with shadows will let your kids’ imaginations soar.

A shadow-puppet play provides everything you need to have a great family experience—it’s artistic, scientific, interactive, fun and easy to put together.

And it draws from a rich cultural tradition from ancient China.

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How to Create a Musical Cup Concert With Your Kids

Remember banging pots and pans to a beat when you were a kid?

Do your kids love making noise and banging things around?

Got budding musicians at home?

Turn chaos and noise into music and rhythm with nothing more than a few cups and your imagination.

In this article I’ll show you how to use plastic cups as percussion instruments and create a unique family concert to perform for friends or just for fun around the dinner table.

Teach your family to turn chaos and noise into music and rhythm by creating a cup concert.

Why a Plastic Cup Concert?

Imagine your kids’ reactions when instead of telling them to quiet down, you encourage them to make lots of noise, to bang on the dishes, to tell the grownups how to do something… This is the beauty and appeal of a cup concert.

It breaks the rules.

It puts kids in control.

It uses something common in an uncommon way.

And it’s a spine-tingling sensory experience.

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