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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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Urbanic via Pinterest

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

~Tara

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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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