Card for Mom

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“Card for Mom,” Friend, May 2002, 22

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Mothers are pretty special. They gave us life. They feed us, see that we have clean clothes to wear, take care of us when we’re sick or hurt, help us learn the gospel of Jesus Christ, and many other things. Most of all, they love us.

Honor your mother by making this card for her. Then help her in every way you can.

Card for Mom

Illustrated by Brad Teare

To make this card, you will need: one 8 1/2″ x 11″ (22 cm x 28 cm) sheet of paper; pencil or pen; two 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ (22 cm x 14 cm) sheets of construction paper, one green and one the color you want for the flower; yellow marker; and glue.

  1. Fold the large piece of paper in half; write a message or poem on the inside and sign your name.

  2. Trace the leaf pattern onto the green construction paper and glue it onto the card.

  3. Trace two of the petal patterns onto the other piece of construction paper; cut them out. Glue one of the flower pieces to the top of the stem.

  4. Color a yellow circle in the middle of the second flower piece, then curl its petals by carefully wrapping them around a pencil or pen (see illustration) and then letting go. Roll one petal so that it will curl upward and the next so that it will curl downward.

  5. With the yellow circle facing you, glue the middle of the second flower pattern on top of the first one, placing it so that its petals fall between the petals of the first flower piece (see illustration).