Miffy, a longtime favorite of children around the world, has just launched Miffy Fun, which offers new and engaging activities for young children. From baking to crafts, Miffy Fun provides a great opportunity for kids to learn while enjoying themselves. While many of these activities are based on Miffy’s adventures, they can also be done independently of the show or the books.
MOTHER'S DAY CRAFTS
Mother’s Day is around the corner, and Miffy wants to help you celebrate! She’s created four fun activities that kids can do for or with their mom this weekend. Whether it’s creating homemade flowers or picture frames, making a no-cook breakfast or writing a poem, everyone is sure to have a great time!
Homemade Paper Flowers
Miffy loves sharing flowers with her friends. Below are three ideas (easy, medium and hard difficultly level) for giving Mom flowers, even when they’re not in bloom!
- General: Scissors, glue/tape
- For Stem: 3-5 popsicle sticks (colored/painted green) or green straws, rubber bands
- For Flower And Petals: Paper towel roll, construction paper, for easy: 2-3 different colored tissue paper options, for medium: colored construction paper and for hard: coffee filters
- If not already green, use this opportunity to paint or color stem material green.
- Group stem material tightly in a bunch and wrap 2-3 a rubber bands around them at the top, middle and bottom of the group. For popsicle sticks, stack them on top of each other.
- Place paper towel role standing upright in center of paper, trace outline of roll onto paper and cut out traced circle.
- Glue or tape newly cut circle to top of stem.
Depending on the age of your child, choose an easy, medium or difficult option for creating flower petals.
- For the easy option, simply crumple up different color tissue paper into fist-size balls. Then, glue or tape them in alternating colors around the center of the flower.
- For the medium option, take two regular size sheets of paper and fold each vertically, then horizontally and then vertically and horizontally again. Cut each folded paper into three sections, which will produce several smaller pieces of paper each with a fold in the middle. Place each paper under the circle/center of the flower at the fold so that one side of the paper is behind the flower’s center and the other side is sticking up in front of it. Glue or tape the papers to the flower center. Once all papers are stuck to the center, either fold each bit of paper forward and press down or pull paper up and out for a more “open” look.
- For the difficult option, dye coffee filters with 2-3 different colors and then stack them together, alternating each color. Next, fold in half and then in half again, fold ½ of the folded pile backwards and then the other half backwards in the opposite direction. Release. Glue or tape filters around the circle/center of the flower.
Homemade Photo Frame
Miffy loves going on adventures with her friends and family. To capture these memories, Miffy takes pictures and keeps them in fun frames. Below are three ideas (easy, medium and hard difficultly level) for creating your own picture frames.
- Four popsicle sticks
- Craft glue
- A piece of cardboard (the size of one side of a small box)
- Ribbon (if you want to hang frame)
- Decoration Options
- From Outside: Rock, stones, leaves, shells
- In Your Kitchen: Cut up straws, cut up colored sponges, cotton balls dipped in colors
- At Your Desk: Colored tape, markers, ribbons, buttons, stickers
- Gather two popsicle sticks and put dabs of glue on opposite ends on each of the popsicle sticks.
- Lay two more popsicle sticks parallel to each other.
- Place two popsicle sticks glue-side down horizontally across the edges of the other popsicle sticks in order to form a square. Press down and hold for 30 seconds.
Once frame is dry, choose decorating options:
- Easy: Paint or color frame and decorate with stickers.
- Medium: Place dabs of glue sporadically on all four popsicle sticks. Decorate frame with fun items, such as stones, leaves, shells, cotton balls, cut up straws, cut up colored sponges.
- Difficult: Cut 9 pieces of tape to be slightly longer than the width of each individual popsicle stick. Place three pieces of tape on each popsicle stick and paint over the entire area of each popsicle stick. Once p aint has dried, remove tape and either leave blank or color in these spaces with different colors or designs to create a zigzag pattern.
- Trim photo to fit in frame.
- Cut out a piece of cardboard or a sturdy piece of construction paper so that it is slightly smaller than frame.
- Glue photo to cardboard and glue cardboard to back of frame.
- To hang photo, cut a ribbon and glue each end to the top of the frame. To make an easel, cut another piece of cardboard so that it is about half the size of the frame. Fold cardboard into triangle and glue one end of the triangle to the center of the back of the frame.
Breakfast In Bed
Miffy loves delicious treats and is excited to make one for her mother on this special day. Below is a recipe for Miffy’s “I love you ‘berry’ much” bites.
- 1 bowl of berries: Raspberries, blueberries or strawberries
- 1 small container of vanilla yogurt
- Ricotta cheese (1/2 cup
- Honey (to taste)
- Granola (1/4 cup)
- Bread (3 pieces)
- Mix berries, honey and ricotta together
- Take clean paper towel holder and cut out circle shapes from bread
- Top bread with berry ricotta mixture, drizzle with honey and place 2-3 pieces of fruit on top
- Serve with love
Mother’s Day Poem
Miffy loves to tell her friends and family how important they are to her. Use the following words in a poem to express your love on Mother’s Day.
If you make any of these, send us photos!