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Mother's Day

Make Mum feel extra special this Mother’s Day with a thoughtful handmade gift. Our craft ideas are sure to brighten Mum’s day and our step by step activities make it really easy to get crafty this Mother's day.

Message in a Bottle

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Leave mum a secret message of love this Mother’s Day! These tiny bottles are the cutest way to show mum just how much she means to you.
  • Step 1Cut a small rectangle of cover paper approximately 2 x 4.5cm. Adult supervision is recommended when using scissors.
  • Step 2Use the permanent pen to write a lovely message.
  • Step 3Roll the note tightly around a skewer so it looks like a scroll.
  • Step 4Place a jump ring over the top so the note stays rolled up and then gently pull it off the skewer.
  • Step 5Create a funnel using the cover paper and spoon a small amount of sand into the bottle.
  • Step 6Pop your message inside and plug the top using the cork.
  • Step 7Draw a love heart onto the Shrink-Me Plastic using the permanent pen. Our’s is drawn approximately 3 x 2.5cm.
  • Step 8Use scissors to cut out the heart and then punch a hole in the corner using a hole punch.
  • Step 9Bake the Shrink-Me Plastic as per instructions. When cooled, thread onto a jump ring.
  • Step 10Wrap a length of waxed thread around the top of the bottle, threading the plastic heart onto the end before tying off. Your message in a bottle is now ready to give to mum!

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Wooden Skewers
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Plastic Teaspoons
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Jump Rings - Silver
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Waxed Thread - Bright
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Micador Stay Anywhere Permanent Pens
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Shrink-Me Plastic - Clear
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Small Glass Bottles with Cork Stoppers
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Hole Punch
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