Mother's Day: Bookmark

Free Custom Photo Calendars

If that special Mom in your life loves to read, make these simple customized bookmarks for her using pictures of her children or grandchildren.

What You’ll Need:
*Construction paper
*Paint or ink (one color for the flower, plus green for the leaves)
*Markers (one color, plus green for the stem)
*Pictures of her children or grandchildren
*Glue
*Clear contact paper

Preparation:
*What makes your Mom the best? Talk about all the ways this special Mom makes your life better.
*The photos you are using are going to be the center of your flowers, so you’ll want to choose a photo that has about a 1.5 to 2 inch diameter circle of the child’s face. Cut the photo into circle shape around the face.

Activity:
*Cut the construction paper into a bookmark shape. You can do a traditional rectangle or be creative and do another shape.
*Near the top center of the bookmark – about 1 to 2 inches down from the top – glue the photo. Allow to dry.
*Use the tip of your finger and the paint or ink to create petals around the photo for the flower.
*Use the green marker to draw the stem.
*Use the tip of your finger and the green paint or ink to add leaves by the stem.
*Use your best handwriting to write “Happy Mother’s Day” and don’t forget the year or date!
*Allow to dry completely. On the back, write “Love,” and your name.
*Cover the front and back in clear contact paper. Trim to about ¼ inch from the edge of the construction paper.
*Send us a picture of your bookmarks and we may post it to our site! info@mycalendarmaker.com.

Suggested Resources:
Another great Mother’s Day activity: Flower Picture Magnets
Won't You Be My Kissaroo? - a great book to read with Mom available at amazon.com

This activity can be found in Arts & Crafts section of our site.