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Paper plate Mother’s Day craft for kids

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Celebrate mom with this easy paper plate Mother’s Day craft. It is a fun project that combines pom pom painting with contact paper stencil. Even the youngest of crafters will enjoy working on this one.

We love paper plate crafts and used the pom pom painting technique before with our paper plate Earth, paper plate bee and ladybug. Today we are making a special craft for mom. If cutting out the word MOM from contact paper seems too difficult, you can only do a heart and then have your kid write the word MOM underneath the heart, once the paint has dried completely. Feel free to use any colors to paint the paper plate. 

Easy paper plate Mother's Day craft for toddlers, preschoolers and older kids. This project combines pom pom painting and contact paper stencil. | at Non-Toy Gifts

This paper plate Mother’s Day craft can be a classroom craft for toddlers and preschoolers. Wrap it up with a bow and it makes an adorable kid-made Mother’s Day gift. 

For more ideas, check out these 15 Mother’s Day handprint gifts or these 25 Mother’s Day gifts for grandma from kids.

You can pair the paper plate Mother’s Day craft with a handprint card or a flower card.

Paper plate Mother’s Day craft

Easy paper plate Mother's Day craft for kids. | at Non-Toy Gifts

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Supplies:

Step 1: Use a pencil to draw a heart and the word MOM on contact paper. Use a craft knife to cut out these two stencils and stick them to the middle of the paper plate.

Step 2: Squeeze paint onto the paper plate. We used 3 colors: pink, red and purple.

Step 3: Spread the paint over the paper plate with a pom pom. Grab the pom pom with a clothespin to use as a handle.

Step 4: Once you have covered the paper plate with paint, peel off the contact paper. Don’t wait until the paint dries, rather do it right away. It is a bit more complicated to work with wet paint but if you wait, the paint may also peel off together with the stencil . The craft knife was of great help. I used it to grab pieces of the stencil and remove them.

An easier variation would be to make only one heart stencil and wait until the paint has dried. Then let your little one write the word MOM at the bottom of the paper plate.

Step 5: Use a black marker to outline the heart and the word MOM.

Paper plate Mother's Day craft for kids

Paper plate Mother's Day craft for kids

Yield: A beautiful paper plate Mother's Day craft

Materials

  • paper plate
  • paint
  • pom pom
  • contact paper
  • pencil
  • black marker

Tools

  • craft knife
  • paint brush
  • wooden clothespin

Instructions

Use a pencil to draw a heart and the word MOM on contact paper. Use a craft knife to cut out these two stencils and stick them to the middle of the paper plate.

Squeeze paint onto the paper plate. We used 3 colors: pink, red and purple.

Spread the paint over the paper plate with a pom pom. Grab the pom pom with a clothespin to use as a handle.

Once you have covered the paper plate with paint, peel off the contact paper. Don't wait until the paint dries, rather do it right away. It is a bit more complicated to work with wet paint but if you wait, the paint may also peel off together with the stencil . The craft knife was of great help. I used it to grab pieces of the stencil and remove them.

An easier variation would be to make only one heart stencil and wait until the paint has dried. Then let your little one write the word MOM at the bottom of the paper plate.

Use a black marker to outline the heart and the word MOM.

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