Bath Bombs - Because Mom is the Bomb!
2 cups of baking soda
1 1/2 cup of Epsom salt (sometimes these come in lovely scents like eucalyptus or lavender!)
1 1/2 cup of citric acid
8 Tbsp. of coconut oil
2 Tbsp. water
2 Mixing bowls
Decorative box or basket
Combine the dry ingredients - citric acid, baking soda and Epsom
salts in a mixing bowl.
Melt the coconut oil in the microwave. It should only take about 20 seconds.
Slowly add melted coconut oil to the dry ingredients. Then slowly add the water.
The mixture will look like wet sand.
Fill each section of the cupcake tin with the cupcake liners then the mixture in each liner, pushing down hard onto the mixture with the back of a spoon so that it is compacted down quite well.
Let them dry overnight, then remove from the tray and place in a pretty basket or box for mom.
This should make around 8 bath bombs.
Homemade Cards - Creative and Fun!
There are a zillion cool ways to make cards out of construction paper, markers, glitter, flowers, glue and most importantly - a kid’s awesome imagination. You can also create a card using online tools like Canva or Adobe Spark. After your child has worked their graphic designing magic, you can print out, or save the creation and email it to mom. We think she’d like a printed version! Let your kid’s creativity fly no matter what medium they choose to use to create an unforgettable card for mom.
Coupon Book - Mom’s Gonna Love These!
Coupon books are sometimes super fun and exciting, and can
sometimes sit in a drawer somewhere collecting dust. We wanna make a coupon
book that mom can’t WAIT to cash in! Here
are a few ideas she may absolutely love.
A Weekend to Herself
Cook Her Favorite Meal and Dessert
Breakfast in Bed (maybe two of these)
An Uninterrupted Night of Binge Watching Her Favorite Show
An Uninterrupted Night of Reading Her Book
Wash Her Car
No Eye Rolling for a Whole Day
Say Yes to Everything Mom Wants for 24 Hours
Neck Massage and a Movie Night
Pick Up the House
Do 3 Loads of Laundry
Hugs, Hugs and More Hugs!
Vanilla Lavender Body Scrub - Great for Feet, Hands and Elbows
1 Cup Sugar
1/2 Cup Coconut Oil
1/2 tsp. Pure Vanilla Extract
1/2 tsp. Vitamin E Oil
12 Drops of Lavender Essential Oil
Mix all of the ingredients in a bowl and mix thoroughly. Store in an airtight class container. Decorate the container with ribbons! Have mom use this within 30 to 60 days of giving it to her.
Kid’s Framed Drawing - She’ll Treasure This!
Kids! Grab your art supplies and create a lovely piece of artwork for mom! Don’t hold back - let the markers, crayons and sequins fly! Next, head to your favorite local frame store and purchase a lovely frame for your piece of artwork. If it’s a sculpture, get a shadow box for your creation. Wrap it up nice - Mom will LOVE it!
Cupcakes Peek-a-Boo - A Yummy Surprise in the Middle!
Making cupcakes is a blast, but making them with a special
surprise in the middle is a blast of YUM!
What’s mom’s favorite treat? Caramel, fruit, chocolate, nuts, fudge? Whatever
mom’s favorite sweet or salty snacky treat is, surprise her by putting it in
the middle of a delicious cupcake.
Simply make your cupcake mix as you normally would, then fill your cupcake tins only halfway. Next place a dollop of caramel (for example) in the middle of each cupcake and top each one with the rest of the cupcake mix. Bake as usual, frost and decorate. When mom takes a bite - SURPRISE!
Handpainted Fruit Tote - For Shopping, the Gym or Snacks
1 Plain Canvas Tote
Acrylic Paints in a variety of colors
Prepare your tote by ironing it and laying it out flat on your work surface
Cut your fruit in half - you’ll be using the fruit as a stamp
Place some of each color paint on its own paper plate
Take the apple half and dab the flat side into the paint - don’t use too much paint, just enough to make a light impression of the apple on the tote.
Next, press the paint side of the apple to the tote, push down and gently lift up. Viola! Cute apple stamp!
Do the same thing with the lime. You can wash the fruit off to use a new color of paint, or mix half of one color and half of the other for a pretty rainbow-ish effect!
When you’re done, let it dry thoroughly.
You can even write “Happy Mother’s Day” on the tote or “We Love You, Mom!”
No matter what you decide to make or create for mom, have fun making something she’ll treasure forever!
Happy Mother’s Day!
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