Sunday, April 29, 2012

Mother's Day Plates & Mayday Giveaway

Hey!! Guess who had their baby girl 2 weeks ago..... ME! And let me say, she is an absolute sweetheart! {Here's a link to her birth story if you're interested, and here's a link to her beautiful newborn photos.} Being a new mom again is wonderful, adapting to two kids is a fun adventure, and I kind of don't know what to do with myself now that I'm on maternity leave.

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It's almost May which means it's time to start thinking about Mother's Day ideas. I thought I'd share what my students did last year. (I waited until the very last minute to get these done, that's why I never posted about it last year...)


This was a pretty simple craft, but turned out so darling! And the good news is that it costs a little less than $1 per student.


I found these plates at Ikea for 79 cents! (I almost just bought them at the Dollar Store... but I was able to save about $8 by buying them cheaper at Ikea.)

I went to a local craft store and found markers to write on the plates. I found that it was cheaper to buy this mug kit than it was to buy the markers separately. 
This is the mug kit I found - it came with 5 colored special markers!

Here's a mug I decorated as an example.

Super simple craft that is oh-so cute! I loved how different each of my students' plates turned out and how they each found their own way to personalize it for their moms. I can't wait until my kids are old enough to make me cute little presents at school!! ;)

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MAYDAY GIVEAWAY INSTRUCTIONS:

Our cute friends at Fluttering Through First Grade are hosting a special giveaway! You'll want to check it out because we both {Rachelle and Natalie} are giving away products from our TeachersPayTeachers stores. Click the link below to find out more information on how you can win!!

13 comments:

Rachel Seymour said...

Congratulations on your baby girl...the pictures are adorable! I love the bow! :)

Those plates are such a cute idea!

Rachel
A-B-Seymour

Mrs. Anderson said...

Congratulations on your new baby girl!!! My baby girl just turned 22!!! The Mother's Day plates turned out adorable!! I've always wanted to do something like this, but it was too expensive. I think I can afford to do this way. Thanks so much for sharing & enjoy your maternity leave...it goes by fast!
Connie :)
www.welcometofirstgraderoom5.blogspot.com

FirstGradeBlueSkies (Jennifer) said...

Congratulations!!
Jennifer
First Grade Blue SKies

Tania Knapp said...

Congrats mommy! She is beautiful and you looked great after giving birth.
My Second Sense

Sheree Peterson said...

Congrats on the new baby girl! Enjoy every minute with her. They grow up way too fast!
Petersons-Pad

Amelia said...

Congratulations! Thanks for doing the giveaway. They're such fun!
I follow both your blogs.

amelias.schaeffer@gmail.com

Amelia said...

I also follow all 3 Tpt stores.

amelias.schaeffer@gmail.com

School Sparks Renee said...

Congratulations!! Enjoy your leave and your summer with your two little ones. This is a special time, Renee

luckeyfrog said...

Congrats on the new adorable baby! :)

Jenny
Luckeyfrog's Lilypad

Miss Nelson said...

Congrats on your new bundle of joy.
Come check out my custom stamp giveaway!
www.missnelsonsgotthecamera.blogspot.com

Lindsey (The Teacher Wife) said...

i love the plates! too darn cute and i bet the moms cherish them!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on the baby! How precious!

I love the plates! So much easier then the trivits we have made the last two years. After the kids decorated the plates did you have to do anything else to them? Thinking of making a trip down to Ikea tomorrow to some plates!

Angel said...

Our theoretical fridge getting 1.655 kwh/day consumes 604 kwh/year. It has seven automatic cycles and eight plate settings. Once you have finished, you can use plastic scrub pad to wipe down racks, dry them off and put them back to the oven.

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