Mother’s Day Classroom Gift

Mother’s Day Classroom Gift made easy! Now that I am in second grade, I had to change things up. Most of my students were in kindergarten with me, so they had already made my usual Mother’s Day gifts. I also just finished testing, so I didn’t have a lot of time (or money!) I decided to make it simple and easy.I’d been seeing versions of these on Instagram and knew they would be perfect to try! First I made these adorable silhouettes. I had no idea they were this easy. First I took a picture of each of my students’ profiles and then inserted it into a pages doc (or word, powerpoint, or keynote!). Then I adjusted the photo like I did in the video below.

Mother's Day Classroom Gift

I used a frame found here. Last I glued the portrait to a sheet of black cardstock and then added the poem to the back. Last, I laminated it.

The poem is one I found years ago online. I am sharing the copy I used HERE in my TpT shop. (You can see the original blog post where I first saw the poem HERE and in the comments is the woman whose mom wrote the poem…I don’t know what her name is.)

Shrinky Dink Keychains

The other gift is a keychain using shrinky dinks. Materials needed: Shrinky dink sheets found HERE on Amazon. I used Sharpie markers to trace and colored pencils to color. First, I used this template HERE and gave it to my students to write a message to mom. Next I traced blue and red lines with the Sharpie markers (page turned landscape). I cut each line apart (there were three on a a page. Use a hole punch to make a hole in the top corner of the strip. Trim edges as necessary. Next I traced their message in black.

Mother's Day Classroom Gift

Find the Shrinky Dinks I used HERE! on Amazon.

I set the temperature of the toaster oven to 325 degrees. Next I put aluminum foil on the tray and put two lines in at a time. I waited and watched each bake. They would curl up and then uncurl, eventually flattening out. DO NOT panic! Trust the process and they will flatten. When they come out, I laid parchment paper on them and flattened out alkl the way using a spatula. I used the keychain sets I bought on Amazon HERE to make the keychains you see! I think the tassel adds just enough detail to make them look perfect!

These might be my favorite Mother’s Day Classroom Gifts ever!

If you need another quick idea, try a Mother’s Day directed drawing HERE.

Or try this adorable craft! HERE on TpT.

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