Three Amazing DIY Gifts For Mother's Day!


Mother's Day is right around the corner and it is the perfect time to show your mom just how much you love her. This year, instead of buying her flowers, why not make her something she will not just love but use too?

You can use technology to make her some amazing gifts that she can use every day. All you need is a PC, some creativity and a whole lot of imagination to bring these simple DIY ideas to life.

Let's get started.

1. Customize a Mouse pad

What you need:

  • Blank Mouse Pad
  • Heat Transfer Printing Paper
  • An Iron
  • A PC with MS Paint
  • Adult Supervision

What to do:

Step 1: Use Paint to create a simple collage of your favourite family photographs

Step 2: Print your final collage on the heat transfer printing paper

Step 3: Ask an adult to help you iron on the print on to the blank mouse pad.

Your custom mouse pad is ready!

2. Make a digital album

What you need:

  • Digital Photographs
  • A USB drive
  • A PC
  • A pretty box

What to do:

Step 1: Go through all the photos you have of your family and pick and choose your favourites. Try to choose 30 that tell a story.

Step 2: Once you have chosen your photos, rename them on your PC with special captions that tell her how much you love her.

Step 3: (optional) Here you can use MS Paint or any other photo editing software to add custom captions to the images.

Step 4: Transfer all the images to the USB drive.

Step 5: Place the USB in a pretty box. Write a message for your mom telling her how much she means to you.

Ta da! You are all done.

3. Cook her favourite dish and record the whole process

What you need:

  • Access to your kitchen
  • All the ingredients of the dish
  • A video recorder, a cell phone camera will do
  • A PC with video editing software
  • Adult supervision

Step 1: Choose the dish you want to cook. Discuss the steps with an adult:

Step 2: Cook the dish, ask an adult to record the cooking process, and help you out. While you cook you can talk about your memories of this dish, or how amazing your mom is.

Step 3: Transfer the video to a PC and edit it.

Step 4: Serve your mom her favourite dish, and play the video of how you made it just for her.

Now you are all set to make the most of this special day!


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  • Aarambh is a pan-India PC for Education initiative engineered to enhance learning using the power of technology; it is designed to help parents, teachers and children find firm footing in Digital India. This initiative seeks to connect parents, teachers and students and provide them the necessary training so that they can better utilise the PC for learning, both at school and at home.