Easy Mother’s Day Craft Ideas For Moms or Grandmas With Chronic Pain
Easy Mother’s Day Craft Ideas For Moms or Grandmas With Chronic Pain – When Mother’s Day rolls around, kids want to show their Moms or Grandmas just how special they are. Store-bought gifts and cards are convenient, but unless Mom or Grandma is really wanting something special these gifts lack that personal touch. Something you make for Mom or Grandma has much more sentimental value, and kids don’t have to spend much money on it.
Here’s are a few things kids can make for Mom or Grandma:
Every mother loves to look at pictures of her kids and when having a high pain day it’s a nice reminder we are loved. So why not pick out a favorite picture or yourself with Mom or Grandma and create a beautiful frame for it? There are many ways you can go about making photo frames.
One of the cheapest and simplest ways to make a picture frame is to cut one out of paper. Construction paper, card stock and thick scrapbooking paper are all good choices. Or, if you want to make the frame even sturdier, use corrugated cardboard. Just make sure the opening in the middle is large enough to show the part of the photo you want to display, and make the frame any shape you like. Decorate with paint, glitter and stickers. Add a magnet to the back for easy display on the refrigerator.
You can also make frames out of craft sticks, my kids personally have done this one a lot. Just glue the ends of four sticks together to make a square, and decorate with markers or paint. Or if you prefer, buy a plain photo frame and decorate it as you want.
It’s easy to make a lovely candle holder out of a small jar. Larger baby food jars work well for tealights. Pint jars can hold votives or small pillar candles. I really like the flame-less candles, they give the same look to a candle holder without the fire hazard, especially with kids and pets around.
To decorate, use tissue paper. Mix equal parts white glue and water, and stick the paper onto the outside of the jar, stopping below the rim. Use pieces of different colors to create a stained glass look. Cut some shapes out of the paper if you like, arrange them in a pretty pattern, and glue on top of the larger pieces. Coat with the glue mixture to seal, and let dry.
My teen daughter made me this for Christmas and I love it! She bought rocks, tealight candle (flameless), a picture of my kiddos, and found the lantern clear glass mason jars. I look at this every day and at night I turn it on and it glows.
Want to help Mom or Grandma pamper herself on her special day? Make her some homemade bath salts. They will help her relax, leave her skin feeling great and relief minor aches and pains.
Just mix 3 cups of Epsom salts, 2 cups of baking soda, and 1 cup of table salt. Add about twenty drops of a fragrant essential oil. Lavender, sandalwood and chamomile are good choices. Mix thoroughly. Present the bath salts to Mom in a pretty jar tied with a ribbon. Here is a fantastic idea and recipe from By: Joyelick.com – Farm Girl Inspirations
Moms and Grandmas adore flowers. Creating a unique flowerpot with a plant you’ve grown for her is sure to bring a smile to her face.
Small unglazed terra-cotta flowerpots are easy to paint on and inexpensive. Use acrylic paint to make a pretty scene or design. If you don’t have a flowerpot, a styrofoam cup will do. You can decorate it with markers, glitter glue and stickers. When your creation is dry, fill it with potting soil and plant a few seeds. Try to do this a week or two before Mother’s Day so the plant will have time to start growing. Don’t forget to give it plenty of sun and water.
The picture below is from some left over paint cans pealed, cleaned, and dried. They turned out great! You can use just about anything to do this craft remember the bigger ones need holes drilled at the bottom.
Mom or Grandma is sure to appreciate these simple yet thoughtful crafts. They will give her fond Mother’s Day memories for years to come! Obviously these can be made for any Mom or Grandma, not just the ones who have chronic pain, but it is something she can look at on high pain days and just know you thought of her and how much you care. Whatever Mother’s Day gift you decide for Mom or Grandma, I’m sure she will love it, just remember it truly is the thought that counts!