For Mother's Day, how about making tissue paper flowers with your kids? They're far less expensive than real flowers and far more meaningful and fun.
Susan Sachs Lipman
Brightly colored tissue- or crepe-paper flowers make a cheery gift or decoration for May Day, Mother’s Day, or any time in spring and are a great way to fill a May basket. These are so easy to make, and the results are so pleasing, don’t be surprised if you end up creating a whole bouquet.
Sheets of tissue paper or crepe paper, in a variety of colors, any length
Pipe cleaners or wire
Wooden dowel or cardboard tube from a dry-cleaning hanger
Floral tape or green paint
Wrap floral tape around the dowel or tube, or paint it green and let dry.
Layer 5-6 sheets of paper.
Fold the pile accordion-style (the long way, if there is one), approx. 1” thick, if using standard sheets of tissue paper.