Mother's Day Crafts

Cleveland Park Library

Mother's Day Crafts

Tissue paper flowers

Mother's Day is around the corner! Make some Mother's Day crafts with us on Friday May 1, at 4 p.m.

Children will learn to make tissue paper flowers and decorate a jar for their flower arrangements, and also make a card if time permits. While this program is for children of all ages, the very young may need adult assistance. Come and explore your creativity while having some fun.

In 1868, Ann Jarvis created a committee to establish a "Mother's Friendship Day," the purpose of which was "to reunite families that had been divided during the Civil War,"  but she died in 1905 before the celebration became popular. Anna, her daughter, continued her mother's efforts campaigning to establish Mother's Day first as a U.S. national holiday and then later as an international holiday.

The holiday was declared officially by the state of West Virginia in 1910, and the rest of the states followed quickly. In 1914, the U.S. Congress passed a law designating the second Sunday in May as Mother's Day.