Mom's Perfect Purse

Mom's Perfect Purse craft

Looking for the perfect Mother’s Day surprise for Mom? Your one-of-a-kind paper purse is sure to make her smile, especially when she finds a special message inside!

  • 1.

    Think about your mom. What are her favorite colors? What kinds of patterns does she like to wear? Look around the house for designs and decorations she loves.

  • 2.

    Create a design with your mother in mind. Design Crayola Construction Paper with Crayola Pip-Squeaks Markers and Colored Pencils. Cover the paper with colorful designs.

  • 3.

    Fold paper in half lengthwise, bringing long sides together. Be sure your design shows on the outside. Place the paper on the table with the fold to the right.

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    Fold the bottom third of the paper up and crease.

  • 5.

    Starting at the bottom right corner of the folded paper, use Crayola Scissors to cut a diagonal line from the corner up and to the left, ending at the top edge, 1-2 inches (3-5cm) from the side fold.

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    Unfold the paper. Place it designed side down on the table. Fold the bottom flap up where it has a horizontal crease. Fold the top over that flap to make the front of the purse.

  • 7.

    Cut a ribbon, yarn, or string handle for the purse. Attach the ends of the ribbon inside the purse using Crayola Glue.

  • 8.

    Run a line of glue along each side of the bottom flap to create a pocket.

  • 9.

    Create a button for the front of your purse using Crayola Model Magic modeling compound. Use your imagination to make a unique button or try one of these tips: • Flatten a small ball of Model Magic. Roll a smaller ball in a second color and flatten it on

  • 10.

    Attach the button to the front flap of the purse with glue.

  • 11.

    Use Pipsqueaks Markers and Colored Pencils to write messages or make little coupons for your mother. Tuck messages into the purse.

  • 12.

    Add sparkle to your purse with Crayola Glitter Glue. Outline designs, add sparkling dots of color, and create a Glitter Glue gem on the button. Let dry.