Mother’s Day Moving Picture

This sweet Mother’s Day Moving Picture makes the perfect heartfelt gift for a mother, grandmother, aunt, carer or friend. Simply print the template below, colour in and assemble using the following instructions. Happy crafting!

What you will need-

  • A sheet of good quality drawing paper
  • A sheet of construction paper or cardstock
  • Chalk pastels or coloured pencils or crayons
  • Scissors
  • A craft knife
  • A split pin or brad
  • A glue stick
  • A printed copy of the moving picture template
  • Scrap cardboard (optional)

Step 1- Cut a rectangle from your drawing paper measuring 7″×6″

Step 2- Use chalk pastels, pencils or crayon to colour in one side of the paper. I used chalk pastels to create a simple landscape with grass and sky, blending them with the tips of my fingers.

Step 3- Working on the back of your paper draw a line 2.5″ from the bottom edge. Draw another line vertically down the centre of the paper (3.5″ across).

Step 4- Cut out the window template from the printable template page. Lay the window template on the back of your paper, centring it so the two straight bottom edges line up with the horizontal line on the back of your paper. Draw around it with a pencil, remove the template and use a craft knife or scissors to cut out the window shape from your drawing paper.

Step 5- Add decorative touches to your paper landscape using pencils or crayons. My daughter chose to draw some simple flowers and grass with coloured pencils.

Step 6- Cut out the wheel template, making sure to cut around the outer circle. Colour in the wheel using chalk pastels, pencils or crayons.

Step 7- When you have finished colouring lay your wheel template on the back of your sheet of cardstock or construction paper (I used an old watercolour painting) and draw around the wheel. Cut out.

Step 8- Cut the outside circle from your wheel and glue the wheel to your circle of construction paper or cardstock, centering it as best you can.

Step 9- Use a sharp object to make a hole in the centre of the wheel and at the point on the back of your landscape where the two lines you drew intersect. Place the wheel behind your landscape, lining up the holes and join the two together with a split pin.

Step 10- (Optional) Cut a rectangle of cardboard measuring 7″×6″. On the back of the cardboard draw a 1/2″ frame. Using a craft knife or scissors cut out the inside rectangle, leaving you with a narrow cardboard frame. Glue the frame to the front of your picture.