Looking for a last-minute handmade gift idea for Mom this Mother’s Day?? These pretty jewelry dishes are quick and easy for kids to make! A big thank you to our friends at Melissa & Doug for sponsoring today’s creative craft project! To make your own jewelry dish, you will need some oven bake clay, an alphabet stamp set (we adore our Melissa & Doug alphabet stamp set — it has been used for SEVERAL projects over the years, including handmade pendants for Mother’s Day too), a rolling pin, muffin tin, a large empty yogurt container, and a butter knife.
Begin by inviting your child to roll out the oven bake clay with the rolling pin, similarly to how you would roll out a sheet of cookie dough. Roll to about a 1/4″ thickness. Emily loves anything that involves the use of a rolling pin, so this was a big hit with her!
Next, use a large empty yogurt container to score a circle mark in the clay.
Use a butter knife or a plastic knife to cut the clay the rest of the way.
Next, use the alphabet stamps to write “Mom” along the edge of the clay circle!
Flip over a muffin tin, and fold the clay circle over the top of one of the domes to shape the jewelry dish into place. Place the entire muffin tin and clay into the oven and bake according to the package’s instructions.
Allow to cool completely. These can be painted, if desired, or left without paint. Either way, Mom is sure to love this precious (and useful) jewelry dish!
Have fun!! For more handmade gift ideas the kids can make for Mom this Mother’s Day, click here!
(Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Melissa & Doug. Don’t forget to download the Ultimate Rainy Day Activity eBook — it’s free! There are a ton of other kid-friendly crafts, activities, and creative play ideas on the Melissa & Doug blog, so be sure to check out their blog too! All opinions are my own. Disclosure policy here.)