Mother’s Day Card

I’ve used this Mother’s Day Card idea for kinders for years and I’m still surprised at how nice they turn out, especially when colored with bright patterns.

• White construction paper, 12″ x 18″ size
• Black Sharpie marker’
• Oil pastels

PREP: Cut large white construction paper (12″ x 18″) in half to make panels of 6″ x 18″. Fold the panels into thirds to make a card that measures 6″ x 6″. Arrange folds so that the card makes a “Z”. Cut lots of poster board “M” and “O” block letters for the students to trace. To save time, I left the “O” without the center cut out so students could just draw their own.
1. The students are to center the letters in each panel, trace with a pencil, and then with a black marker.
2. The students colored in a different pattern inside each letter, and then different colors for the background.




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  1. artteacher

    I have used my texture sheets with this project also. 🙂

  2. Mike

    I did this with my Grade 2 class. It went well. I also made “I love you” in gothic lettering for them to glue on the back of the card.

    I also used student grade watercolour paper which made for sturdier card and a nice effect.

    Thanks for the idea.

    Vancouver, B.C.

  3. Kathy Barbro

    This sample was done with oil pastels, which are a little messy but oh, so colorful. Crayons are fine too though if that is what you have.

  4. Dalton Family

    Very cute! Do you use crayons or pastels?

  5. Tess

    This is a really colorful card and a great idea for a quick project for my 3rd grade cub scouts. Thanks!

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