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Kids love nothing more than to see Mom’s face light up when they present her with a handmade gift to express their love and appreciation for all that she does for them.
Children’s Church Activity
These tissue paper bouquets will help kids honor Mom in a colorful way, and
the accompanying note will expose them to a great bible passage about Mother’s: Proverbs 31.
• Tissue paper of various colors, 6 sheets for each child
• Hole punch
• Green pipe cleaners
• Different colored construction paper
• Colored ribbon of your choice
• Marker pens, dark, for writing
1. Layer six pieces of same-colored tissue paper on top of each other.
2. Cut out six three-inch circles from stack of tissue paper.
3. Using construction paper cut out a smaller circle (about the size of a coat
button) and paste in center of stack. The small circle should be a different color than the tissue paper.
4. Punch two small holes in the center of the circles. You can do this with a hole
5. Bend the pipe cleaner so the two ends are even, and thread both ends through the holes, then twist the two strands of pipe cleaner together to form the stem of the flower.
6. Now lift each piece of tissue paper, crunching it around the small circle. When
all ten pieces are pulled up you will have a flower.
7. Do this three more times with different colored tissue paper to make different
colored flowers, and a bouquet of four blooms.
8. Tie a colored ribbon colored ribbon around the stems of the “flowers.”
9. To make the note, cut out a square of construction paper about 6 inches x 6 inches. Fold it in half, then punch the upper left corner near the fold with a hole puncher.
10. Write on the card outside of the card:
I honor Mom for all that her hands have done.
On the inside write:
May her works bring her praise at the city gate. Proverbs 31:31.
11. Thread a piece of ribbon through the card and attach it to the bouquet.
While kids are busy making flowers or when they are finished, you might want to
read to them the beautiful passage about the great wife and mother in Proverbs
31. Here is the verse, with some words in conclusion below:
Proverbs 31:10-12 and 25-31
11 Her husband has full confidence in her
and lacks nothing of value.
12 She brings him good, not harm,
all the days of her life.
13 She selects wool and flax
and works with eager hands.
14 She is like the merchant ships,
bringing her food from afar.
15 She gets up while it is still night;
she provides food for her family
and portions for her female servants.
16 She considers a field and buys it;
out of her earnings she plants a vineyard.
17 She sets about her work vigorously;
her arms are strong for her tasks.
18 She sees that her trading is profitable,
and her lamp does not go out at night.
19 In her hand she holds the distaff
and grasps the spindle with her fingers.
20 She opens her arms to the poor
and extends her hands to the needy.
21 When it snows, she has no fear for her household;
for all of them are clothed in scarlet.
22 She makes coverings for her bed;
she is clothed in fine linen and purple.
23 Her husband is respected at the city gate,
where he takes his seat among the elders of the land.
24 She makes linen garments and sells them,
and supplies the merchants with sashes.
25 She is clothed with strength and dignity;
she can laugh at the days to come.
26 She speaks with wisdom,
and faithful instruction is on her tongue.
27 She watches over the affairs of her household
and does not eat the bread of idleness.
28 Her children arise and call her blessed;
her husband also, and he praises her:
29 “Many women do noble things,
but you surpass them all.”
30 Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting;
but a woman who fears the LORD is to be praised.
31 Honor her for all that her hands have done,
and let her works bring her praise at the city gate.
The woman in Proverbs 31 was very, very busy. So often, our moms are very busy too! They’re probably not much less busy than the Proverbs 31 Great Lady… it’s just that this lady’s husband was grateful enough to think of a LOT of things that she did! Let’s try and be grateful to our moms every day by noticing more of what she does…and being grateful for each thing! She is more like the Proverbs 31 Great Lady than you might think!