Microwave Dough Art
- 4 c All-purpose flour
- 1 c Salt
- 1 1/2 c Hot water
Mix together the flour, salt, and hot water.
Knead dough 6 - 8 minutes. Roll out dough and cut with cookie cutters into
desired shapes. Place on wax paper on glass tray; with a toothpick, make
several holes in each piece to let air escape, then microwave on high for about
2 minutes. Time will vary according to the size of the ornaments.
When baked, allow to cool before decorating.
- 1 c Applesauce
- 1 oz Cinnamon
- 1 oz Cloves, ground
- 1 oz Nutmeg, ground
- 1 oz Ginger, ground
- Cinnamon for dusting the cutting board
Combine the applesauce, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, and ginger to make a stiff
dough. Roll dough out on board dusted with ground cinnamon.
Cut with cookie cutters of your choice. Lay out flat to dry. Note: If using
for ornaments or necklaces, be sure to punch out a hole in the top before
Turn over every 12 hours until completely dry. Decorate as desired.
Give Mother's Day coupons that entitle her to things you think she'd enjoy.
Cut out little cardboard hearts and write the messages on them. Some ideas are:
"One Whole Week of doing the Dishes with NO Complaints"
"Rake the Leaves"
"Clean my Room"
"One Kids-free Day"
"A few hours of time alone" for a bubblebath and nap. You can buy her
a small bottle of bubble bath to go along with the coupon.
"One Free Car Wash"
You get the idea! Use your imagination, I'm sure there's lots of stuff your mom
would find very special to them.
Surprise your mom on mother's day by secretly tidying up your room, then
thinking up some excuse to get her to look into your room. That will mean a lot
Volunteer to do your homework without being told..
Feed and walk the dog or clean the bird cage
Make Homemade Mother's Day Cards by cutting our words from old magazines and
newspapers and then combining them to make special messages to tell mom how
much you care. Paste your message on a big heart cut from red construction
Draw your mom a picture on construction paper. Add stickers if you like.
Write a poem especially for your mom telling her how she means to you.
Write mom a letter starting with the words "I Love You
Because" in big red letters .... then fill in the rest yourself in
your normal writing. If you have access to a computer, you can make the letter
Collect assorted colorful scraps of material. Cut them into different-sized
shapes and sizes. Glue the material, overlapping, onto the outside of a
flowerpot. Plant your mom's favorite flower in the flowerpot.
Write the following verse on a small piece of pink construction paper. Tape
a teabag onto the construction paper and place in your mom's favorite tea cup
"I try my best in every way
To be extra sweet on Mother's Day,
But if you get upset with me
Relax and have a cup of tea!"
Special Recipes to Make for
Make Mother's Day cookies by preparing a favorite sugar cookie recipe and
using different shaped cookie cutters: hearts, X, O, cupid, lips (use your
imagination) . Top with red or white icing, red hots, candy hearts, Hershey
Be sure to check out our Mother's
Day cookie recipes
Make a heart-shaped cake for Mother's Day. Just bake a two-layer cake using
a favorite recipe (one layer in an 8" round pan, and one in a 8"
square pan. When cooled thoroughly, cut the round cake in half. Place the
square cake in a diamond shape and place each semi-circle against the top sides
of the triangle to resemble a heart. Cover the entire cake with red, white, or
pink frosting. Put on the finishing touches by either using candy hearts,
Hershey kisses, cake decorations, or writing romantic messages such as "I
love you", a cute saying or poem (use your imagination).
Note: Since the cake will be oversized, make a platter by covering a large
piece of cardboard with tinfoil.
Be sure to check out our Mother's Day
Make waffles and then use cookie cutters to cut them into heart shapes.
Decorate with fresh sliced strawberries, sliced from top to bottom so they
resemble small hearts, and sprinke with a little powdered sugar.
Make pancakes by placing different sized heart-shaped cookie cutters on the
griddle and pouring in the pancake batter. As soon as the pancakes start to set
and take the shape of the hearts remove the cookie cutters. Make mom a few
fried eggs using the same method.
Serve mom breakfast in bed. Place a single flower in a small vase, pour a
cup of coffee or tea, have the morning paper or her favorite book, etc on the
side of the tray along with your Mother's Day card. Be sure to make breakfast
for the rest of the family and don't forget to do the dishes
afterwards : )
After breakfast let mom just relax, read a book, watch televison, do
gardening, take a hot bubblebath, whatever it is that she would really enjoy
Another alternative to breakfast in bed would be to take mom out for a nice
If you decide to make mom a special dinner for Mother's Day, use cloth
napkins complete with napkin rings. Buy a flower arrangement for the
centerpiece. Place a few unscented candles on the table to make the occasion
even more special for mom.
If you don't feel up to cooking dinner just take her out to a nice
restaurant. Be sure to make reservations beforehand.
Tell your Mom "I Love
You" in Different Languages:
- French - Je t'aime
- Spanish - Te amo
- German - Ich liebe dich
- Hebrew - Ani ohev otakh
- Japanese - Ai shite imasu
- Italian - Ti amo
- Russian - Ya lyublyu tyebya
- Chinese - Wo ai nei
- Greek - S'agapo
- Cantonese -Moi oiy neya,
- Indonesian - Saya cinta padamu
- Spanish - Te quiero
- Turkish - Seni seviyo*rum
- Norwegian - Eg elskar deg
- Hindi - Mai tumase pyar karata hun
- English - I Love You