Cut flowers are pretty but they don’t last long, and if you or your mother has a black thumb, the potted kind won’t last either. Here’s a novel idea: have the kids help you make paper flowers. You can customize your own gorgeous bouquet or a single stem will do. How great will they look served with breakfast in bed? After mom’s big day is over, she can simply work the flowers into her existing spring decor. I found quite a few different tutorials on making small to large flowers, my favorite being this one captured at Mon Carnet. Yes, they are suggesting them for weddings or Valentine’s Day, but they will work for any occasion calling for florals. Simple, fun, and bright–perfect for Mother’s Day.