Card shops can charge up to £5 for a beautiful hand-crafted card, and I would rather spend the extra £5 on my mum's present, and make her a card for free (or next to nothing!)
|Origami hearts from maps, book pages and wrapping paper|
There are hundreds of websites dedicated to origami instructions, but if you're a beginner, I'd suggest searching Google for "Origami for kids" to get started. One of the easiest and most addictive origami shapes I've found are these sweet little hearts... perfect for a Mother's Day card. You can find the instructions here.
Using pages from an old map would be a great idea if you were making a card for a far-away loved one. You could carefully choose their location, and your location, for the hearts!
Of course, there are plenty of other origami shapes you can try! Origami is very therapeutic, and once you have the hang of it you can fold away in front of your favourite TV programme- productivity while relaxing! Recent studies (like this one) have shown that crafting (especially crafts which require both hands) are beneficial to mental health, and I would quite agree that craft keeps me sane, even after sleepless toddler-teething nights.
What are you waiting for? Grab some scrap paper from your stash and get folding! Here is a slightly more complicated 8-point star I tried earlier, and a friendly swan for good measure. Good luck!
|Re-used pink floral spotty wrapping paper|
|For a book-loving mum|