Mother’s Day is right around the corner and there’s no better way to say “I love you” than to make her a handmade gift – these are the presents moms like to keep forever.
Let’s face it, your mom is your hero so why not honor her by creating a special gift that you know she will look at every single day since it’s right there on her keychain! While you can purchase something at the store or make her delicious desserts, nothing can beat a handmade gift specifically designed and written just for her!
This is the absolute best craft you can make for your mom for Mother’s Day – plus…it is easy and inexpensive to make!
If you’re unsure what to give your mom (or any special person in your life) this year, make her something! This project is a handwritten mini note that she can keep forever – plus…it is easy and low mess!
Here’s how to make a Mother’s Day Shrinky Dink notebook paper keychain:
- Here’s What You’ll Need:
- Shrink Paper
- Sharpies (ultra fine blue, red and black)
- Hole Puncher
- Key Ring
- Jumbo Popsicle Stick
- Optional: Shrink Kit (included paper, key rings, puncher)
Step 1: Cut your 8.5x 11 Shrink paper into quarters (this way you can make 4 keychains)!
Step 2: Using your ruler, mark 1” from the top of the shrink paper (mark on both sides so that your lines are straight and parallel) and draw a line across using your light blue fine point sharpie. You can also use colored pencils if that is easier.
Step 3: Mark off every ½” and draw horizontal lines
Step 4: Using a popsicle stick as a measuring tool, mark off a vertical line on the left side using your red sharpie.
Step 5: Write a heartfelt note and draw a picture. You can use sharpie markers or colored pencils. Do not use crayons.
Step 6. Using a hole puncher, punch 3 holes to make it look like real looseleaf paper.
Step 7. Place your finished shrink paper art onto a baking sheet lined with aluminum foil. Pre-heat your oven to 325 degrees and bake for 1-2 minutes. Initially the shrink paper will curl and warp. Do not worry! This is totally normal! After it curls, it will eventually flatten.
Step 8: Add a key ring. You can also make other shrinky dink charms and add them to your key ring. You can have your kids write their names in their own handwriting and attach those as well!
Step 9: Wrap it up and give it as a gift to mom! She will absolutely love it.
Also…it is Mother’s Day for the Grandmothers out there, too!
Grandma’s in particular happen to really love this project (I know this first hand since my kid made one for my mom a few years ago)! Again…make it quick and make it easy and make your mom happy on her special day!