Mother’s Day Photo Collage Project

I had the opportunity to go and teach a project at my daughter’s second grade class.  I thought it would be fun to incorporate the collage process while making a great project for Mother’s Day.  Can’t forget Mom’s!  This is an excellent project for grades K-6 and very inexpensive for classes with large numbers and the final product looks amazing.

My daughter Emma’s class has 33 students.  Yes, I know that’s huge.  Long gone are the days of small class sizes if you have your son or daughter in a public school.  So, this is a very feasible project for a large size classroom on a tight budget.

I got all of my supplies from Michael’s.  Remember don’t forget your coupons.  I found the cut out flower chipboard pieces in the dollar bin along with the acrylic butterflies.

Here’s what you will need:

  • I pkg. of the flower chipboard (comes with 5)
  • 1pkg. of acrylic butterflies (comes with 4)
  • 1 piece of ribbon (I chose light pink.)
  • 2 pieces of decorative scrapbook paper (One was double sided.)
  • Gloss or matt modge podge ( I used the gloss.)
  • Container to put the modge podge in
  • 1 paint or foam brush
  • Glue stick
  • Hot glue gun
  • Scissors
  • Stick on rhinestones (optional)
  • 1 kids photo

Start by cutting the decorative scrapbook paper into small rectangle/square pieces.  These do not have to be exact.  Older kids can be given strips of the decorative scrapbook paper and can cut the strips into the individual rectangle/square pieces themselves.  Also, if you are trying to save time on the project, you can pre-cut these pieces.

Next, either modge podge or glue the pieces of paper down using a glue stick.  Kids will need to cover the entire flower shape.  Pieces of paper will be overlapping, as well as, hanging off the flower shape.

Trim the excess paper off of the edges of the flower.  If your child is younger (K-2), you may want to do this for them.

Modge podge the surface of the flower using a paint brush and let it dry completely. Make sure that the surface isn’t tacky.

Have the child put their picture in the center of the flower.

Hot glue the acrylic butterfly to one of the corners. Tie a couple of pieces of ribbon to the top of the flower.   Embellish with some stick on rhinestones, glitter glue, or leave just as is.   Now, you have a great looking gift for Mom for Mother’s Day for less than $2.00 per project.  Enjoy!

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