We made these May Baskets with the class at school. The basket is a doily made rigid with ModgePodge and shaped over a bottle. It is fun to see how some kids are grossed out by getting ModgePodge all over the doily and squeezing it out while others think it is the coolest ever.
The flowers are made using paper that I marbleized with the kids (they used the papers from this project for their Mother's Day gift too). I bought a variety of floral punches as well as a star punch and a snowflake punch at a variety of craft stores for this project.
The center of the flower are little suckers.
The Mother's Day project was special. I took photo silhouettes of the kids. I asked their parents to send in frames that would coordinate with their decor. Then I cut silhouettes for each kid using the photo and then we glued the silhouettes to the marbleized papers that the kids made. (We used the shaving cream method of marbleizing for this project - we love it and I would highly recommend it).
The kids also got to decorate their own gift bags. I bought a bunch of gift bags at Dollar Tree. I also bought a bunch of silk flowers at DT and raided my stash. I dismantled the flowers and let the kids design their own custom flowers. They could use gems or pompoms for the centers of their blossoms.
On Mother's Day, we told the girls that we are planning to switch over to traditional homeschooling next fall. I was pleased with the girls' responses. C was quiet but didn't get upset and has expressed much interest in the details of homeschooling. K is thrilled to bits and is so excited she can hardly wait.
The plan to homeschool is why I've been trying to get rid of so much stuff in the basement - it is a huge and difficult chore for me and I honestly don't know when I will have progressed far enough with it to feel like I can blog more regularly.
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