Make a Mother's Day Key Ring Gift!

  • Mothers Day Key Ring Gift I’m always on the lookout for new and creative projects that my students can complete as gifts for Mother’s Day. While I love a good handprint craft as much as the next teacher, I’ve found that it’s okay to step outside of the box every now and then and today’s project is no exception! This simple Mother’s Day Key Ring gift is sure to be a hit with kids and moms alike.

    To make a Mother’s Day Key Chain, you will need:

    • Foamies Activity Bucket: Finger Puppets
    • Split Ring – 25mm
    • Assorted Felt Sheets
    • Aleene’s Quick Dry Tacky Glue
    • Assorted Ribbons
    • Scissors



    Have your students choose which insect they’d like to use for their key chain and gather the pieces for it.

    If you have younger students, you might want to separate the pieces needed for each bug in advance; older grades should be able to complete this step independently.



    While the foam pieces come with adhesive already on the back, use the tacky glue to really stick the foam base to the felt piece. Press the insect base to the felt and allow the glue to fully dry; mine was dry within 30 minutes.





    When the glue is finished drying, begin sticking the additional pieces to the insect base. Once again, I’d use the tacky glue to make sure the pieces are going to be there for the long haul.



    Trim around the edge of the felt, leaving a generous border of felt.



    Create a loop with the excess felt, making sure to add the key ring inside. Glue the felt loop shut with the tacky glue and glue the completed loop to the back of the insect piece.





    After letting the loop dry for a few minutes, apply more tacky glue to the back of the insect base and place it on another piece of felt. Allow it to dry completely. I let mine set overnight to ensure a secure bond.





    Trim along the edge of the original piece of felt.



    Add a cute piece of ribbon to dress it up for gift giving. You could also have your students sign their names on the back with a permanent marker and the year to make it even more sentimental.


     

    Katie from Sweet Rose Studio

    Katie is a former elementary school teacher, and currently a stay-at-home momma by trade. She is the writer and creator at Sweet Rose Studio. Her blog is dedicated to sharing the best crafts, recipes, DIY home tutorials and anything else that promotes a happy home. Katie has a passion for party planning and styling and can regularly be found with a sippy cup in one hand and a glue gun in the other, with a camera hanging around her neck.