Favorite Pins Friday

I'm mad obsessed with cute Mother's Day and Father's Day craftivities right now! I've been Pinning away...because that's what I do. PIN EVERYTHING NOW. Choose something later. For this edition of Five for Friday, I'm sharing my favorite pins for mom and dad. 

Mother's Day

I love this craft from Fluttering through First Grade. It makes me giggle. This mom...errr...craft is rockin' those cucumbers!

I really liked these hand print bouquets, but ...

The link to this was blocked by Pinterest, so I'm not sure where it originated. 

...I knew I would need to modify it a bit for the classroom and my teacher's budget! So I did. 

My firsties can't cart home glass vases AND I can't afford to buy 20 vases either :-) Instead I bought decorative paper party cups to use as a mock vase. I made a few other changes and this is the final product. I think I've got it simplified enough that my class can make this adorable craftivity for their moms. The instructions for this handprint bouquet, an interactive mini book for Mother's Day, and more can be found 
here and you can see the mini book in it's entirety in this post.

Father Day

Bailey Jones
I'm thinking about designing a Father's Day tool box card or craftivity. To accompany the card or craft, I wonder if I can find mini hammers at Dollar Tree??? I've got some decorative duct tape left over from other projects that my students could use to decorate the handles. 

If the hammers prove to be too expensive, clothes pins and rocks are cheap :-) Here's some of my back up plans:

Pup for Pop

A doggie pen holder made from clothes pins. I think my class would love painting the pins! 

Dad Rocks
Or, a "Dad Rocks" paper weight made out of a stone. 

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Be sure to check out this Mother's Day resource:
Mother's Day Resource

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  1. I love the flower craft....and your blog is absolutely adorable! I love Tenille's work! She designed mine too! Enjoy your weekend...

    A+ Firsties

  2. I love those mother's day activities!! Too cute! I read that you love pinning, so I'd like to invite you to my weekly linky party where bloggers share pins they've found throughout the week!

    Buzzing With Mrs. McClain

    1. I'm so there! Thanks for the invite :-)