This is a wonderful craft for very young children. Simply cut several two-inch by eight-inch strips of construction paper. On one side, help your child make his or her fingerprints. Paint each finger with a brush and some poster paint, then press your child's fingers on the paper. Make it colorful with a variety of paints. On the other side write, "I love Mommy because ..." and write down your child's response. Kids say the cutest things and this makes this bookmark special. After the paint is dry, laminate the bookmark between two sheets of plastic adhesive paper (you can go to a copy center to have this laminated, or simply purchase clear contact paper from your local grocery store or pharmacy). Punch a hole at the top and thread a piece of ribbon through, knot it, and let it hang.
Have a great time making these fun, easy gifts for your lovely mother, and don't forget to wish her a Happy Mother's Day!