Mother’s Day 2010: What Are You Getting YOUR Mom?!


Spring is in the air, Bits and Bramblers…and it’s about time! (Remember when I said that our “freezing rain” days would be behind us eventually? Well…it’s finally eventually!) So now I’ll talk about one of those massively important spring holidays: Mother’s Day.

Remember when you were in elementary school? Crafts for Mother’s Day was soooo easy. You’d dip your tiny hands in some ink or some clay, press them on or into something, then paste on a little poem about how your hands wouldn’t always be so tiny, and bam. Mother’s Day Gift. Now, though…it’s not so simple, is it? And also…you know…gifts cost money, and everything.

But never fear…your faaaaavorite librarians are here to help! For starters, what Mom wouldn’t love a spa day? Especially since you can make everything from bubble bath to lip gloss with stuff that’s already lying around your house! We’ve got tons of books on how to do it…and, of course, there are a lot of awesome websites that will walk you through how to make things like oatmeal foot scrubs (I’m sure they feel better than they sound.)

Or how about making your Mom a collage? You could use old magazines lying around, or even family pictures. And if you’d rather not mess with all the scissors and glue, you could create a digital collage using pictures on your computer, using totally free–and made of awesome–photo editing websites like Picnik!

Or, you could think totally out of the box, and break out the dominoes, like this insanely awesome YouTube video:
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Okay guys, you’ve got a few days before Mother’s Day…so get busy Bits and Bramblers, and show your Mom how much she means to you!