FREE: Mother’s Day Card
Show your Mother how much you love her with this cute little card.
Easy Peasy Level:
- Mother’s Day
- Other living things – flowers.
- Drawing and craft skills.
In this lesson we create a cute Mother’s Day card by drawing a decorated flower pot and then attaching some colourful tulips.
You will need:
- A4 sheet of cardboard or thick paper.
- Coloured felt markers
- Black permanent marker (optional)
- Green pipe cleaners (Chenille sticks)
- Masking tape or strong tape
- Green paper (optional)
Easy Peasy Tips:
- If you don’t have a permanent marker, draw your card in pencil first then colour using the coloured markers. Leave the black outline with a normal marker until last. This prevents your black bleeding into other colours.
For The Teacher:
- Some students may struggle with the cutting of the flowers and the leaving of the white borders. Remind students to leave the white border when cutting. It is really important as it helps the flowers to stand out.
- A good tip when writing evenly spaced text on an artwork is to count the number of letters and spaces in the whole text first. In “Happy Mother’s Day” there are 15 letters and 2 spaces (17 in total.) The middle letter is the 9th character. On our card this will be the letter “t”. I often start by placing the middle letter in place first and then complete writing the remainder of the text.
Creating Your Artwork:
Place your A4 cardboard/paper landscape style.
- Organise the materials you will need to create your card.
- Pot: Measure and draw with your pencil a line 15cm from the bottom of the page.
- Carefully cut along the line. Fold the larger piece in half to create the card. Save the smaller piece for your flowers.
- After opening the card back up, draw a large rectangle along the top edge of the right side of the card as shown.
- Now draw the sides and bottom of the pot as shown. Remember to leave space for the writing.
- Draw a love heart in the middle of the pot and then add some decoration as shown to make it more interesting.
- Colour your pot using felt markers. Use bright colours and have a go at blending similar colours.
- Using a thin black marker or black pen carefully write “Happy Mother’s Day” under the pot. Be careful to write it neatly and spaced evenly. TIP: if you’re not confident, try writing it in pencil first before tracing in black.
- To make the writing a little more fancy, colour a small circle on the ends of each letter as shown. This is a simple way of creating decorative headings!
- Flowers: On the left over piece of card, draw 3 large letter “U” leaving a small space of white underneath and above as shown. When we draw a vase of flowers remember that odd numbers look best. In our pot we have 3 flowers but you could use 1, 3, 5, 7 etc.
- Draw the remainder of the tulips as shown and add some small lines to add interest. Then colour your tulips using your felt markers. Remember to try and blend similar shades. Here we have used reds, orange and yellow.
- Constructing: Carefully cut out your tulips. Remember to leave a small white border around each tulip. This helps them to stand out when the card is standing up on display.
- Carefully cut a green pipe cleaner into 3 even pieces. Then tape the pipe cleaner pieces onto the back of the tulips and pot as shown.
- Fold your card back in half. Your card is now complete.
What do you like about your artwork? What would you do differently next time?
Optional: If you would like to hide the tape, pipe cleaners and permanent marker on the inside of the card, you could always cut another piece of coloured paper the same size as the card and glue on the inside to make your card look a little more professional!