Our mothers do so much for us. Their hearts are filled with love and their hands tirelessly cook, see and knit for us and our little ones too. Most mothers who are reading this might feel me. Our mothers, Oh! The ones who are aging, and one day we too shall be in their place. This Mother’s Day, let’s have gratitude, love and celebrate the bond of a mother-daughter/mother-son. Here are easy crafts to make ice-cream stick which can be created with the help of those tiny little hands. These personalized gifts could be seen as a kind gesture.
So, let’s get started. It’s Mother’s Day and it’s time to get crafty to give a personalized gift for her.
In honor of all the mothers and their beautiful relationship with their children, here are some of the creative and quirky Mother’s Day crafts to do with ice cream sticks. Get your toddler/pre-schooler/child involved. So, don’t throw those ice-cream sticks away!
5 Mother’s Day crafts to make with ice-cream sticks:
1. Desk stationery
Every mother would appreciate an item or two of stationery. And when it is made from recycled or waste materials, they make for an extra-special gift.
Materials Required: Mod podge, design pattern stencil, ice-cream sticks (approximately 35), glitter, hot glue, tin can, and ribbon.
Instructions: Apply mod podge on one side of the ice-cream stick. Keep the design pattern stencil on the stick and sprinkle the glitters on the stencil. And now patiently remove the stencil to get the clean design on the stick. Ensure you repeat the process in all the sticks. Take a photo and using the glue, two decorated sticks down as shown overlapping about 1/4 inch over the photo. Repeat the same process with the other two sticks and overlap. And make it into the frame with four sides. The photo frame is ready to use. Take the tin can and stick the decorated the ice cream sticks using hot glue on the tin. Make a bow using ribbon and stick it on the frame as well as can.
2. Recipe holder
Mother’s life in the hustle-bustle of the kitchen, so we better sort it out for her. A recipe holder would be a perfect present for them. Isn’t it?
Materials Required: Colored ice-cream sticks, heart beads, colored blank cards, permanent marker, and glue.
Instructions: Pour the glue generously on the index cards. Take 8 ice-cream sticks and line them precisely, side by side on the gluey index card, along its width. This will become the back of the box. Take 7 more ice-cream sticks and stick them together in a stack, one on top of the other. Create two such stacks of the same size. Stick one stack on each side of the backboard. Take 5 sticks and stick them horizontally from the bottom. Make the bottom of the holder by sticking two sticks one on top of the other at the lower part. Use the wooden heart beads, decorate the recipe holder, and write a personal message for your mother.
3. Photo puzzle
Gift your mom a special photo puzzle this Mother’s Day.
Materials Required: 10-15 large popsicle sticks, 1 x A4 photo, spray adhesive or glue, craft knife, and scissors.
Instructions: Place the photo on the plain side and lay the ice-cream sticks in a row across the photo. Depending on the size of the photo, you can select the number of ice-cream sticks. Using spray adhesive or a hot glue gun, stick the ice-cream sticks to the back of the photo. Leave it to dry. Once dried, use a craft knife and cut the photo and trim the ends with scissors. Your puzzle is ready to set and play.
4. Flower vase
A beautiful centerpiece with simple and easily available at home materials is always the best way to surprise our moms.
Materials Required: Ice-cream sticks and glue.
Instructions: Take two sticks and lay them on the table horizontally. Take two more and lay it on the previous stick vertically using glue. It will look like a cross. Lay the next layer a few millimeters away towards the outside. Repeat the process depending on the size of the vase you want. Leave it to dry. Once dried you can keep the flowers.
5. Ice-Cream stick flowers
Flowers always make us happy. But, if store-bought or fresh-from-the garden floral arrangement can’t be arranged, you better opt for one of the easiest crafts to make with ice cream sticks.
Materials Required: Small photo, cardboard, paint, paintbrushes, glue, scissors, ice-cream sticks, small jar or container, colored tissue paper, and ribbon.
Instructions: Color the ice-cream sticks as per your wish and let it dry. Take the photo of the little one or your mother, just cut the face. Cut the cardboard about the same size as per the photo and stick it together and trim the edges. Once both the photo and ice-cream sticks are dried, place the sticks on the backside of the cardboard using the glue, evenly, in a circular fashion. You can paste as many sticks you want on the cardboard. You can cut the ice-cream sticks in different sizes as per your wish. Once dried, turn over and attach a green color painted ice-cream stick as a stem of the flower. Take the jar or container and fill it with colored tissue paper and place the flower inside the jar. Your simple and sweet ice-cream stick flowers are ready to be kept in the vase made previously.
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