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No more macaroni art: 5 Pinterest projects for moms & kids

Posted by Melissa Massello  May 6, 2013 04:00 PM

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You love it because they made it, but let's be honest: not all kiddo craft projects are destined for display. Though Mother's Day is often prime time for receiving masterpieces made of macaroni and popsicle sticks, here are 5 Pinterest projects for moms and kids to make together, with nary an elbow in sight.

The Blooming Monogram
Requires: glue gun, scissors, Xacto knife
Ages: 12+ for full project; younger can help with arranging flowers
A bouquet that lasts indefinitely, this silk flower monogram makes wall art that will have Mom smiling long past Mother's Day.


Armelle via Pinterest

Homemade Bubbles & Blowers
Requires: dish soap, pipe cleaners
Ages: 3 & up
There's very little time and effort required to make homemade bubble solution, so the fun part is actually blowing bubbles with the kids.


imgfave via Pinterest

Magazine Scrap art
Requires: Shredder or scissors, glue
Ages: 5 & up
Turn those old magazines into something chic. Trace any silhouette desired on cardboard, and get to gluing those scrap strips inside.


Mark Derse/Fresh Home Ideas via Pinterest

Washi Tape Glasses
Requires: Tape
Ages: 3 & up
The ultimate forgiving DIY, pretty washi tape glams up plain glassware, but is totally removable. For tons more washi tape DIYs, check out 100 ways to washi.


Fun Guerilla via Pinterest

Rainbow Roses
Requires: Food coloring, knife
Ages: 7 & up
For a festive bouquet, split the stems of white blooms and place each part in different-hued water. A multicolor Mother's Day awaits!

Do you have any crafts planned for Mother's Day? Do you have photos of childhood macaroni art? Share in the comments or tweet us at @DIYBoston!


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Melissa Massello is a newspaper journalist turned startup junkie and lifelong Bostonian who prides herself on her do-it-yourself attitude. From making her prom dress out More »
Tara Bellucci is a Boston-based writer that lives for fonts, food, and flea market finds. Whether decorating jars of her homemade jam for The Boston More »

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