I hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day weekend! I think mamas make the world go 'round in so many ways and, while it's not always easy, it's certainly rewarding. I am so grateful to my own mom and grandma for all they've done for me, and I feel incredibly honored to mother my own daughters.
This is what Maia and I made for Mother's Day gifts this year (for her Grandma and Great Grandma) -- notebooks with marbled covers. For the step-by-step instructions on this easy project (and lots of photos for you visual learners), see my column in this month's WNC Parent. You'll have to click on the cover of the magazine, then scroll through to find page 26 (You used to be able to search by page number, but I didn't see that as an option this time.).
Have you tried shaving cream marbling? It's one of our all-time favorites! We've done it many times on paper, cardstock, and even eggs using liquid watercolors, tempera, acrylics, and BioColor. I highly recommend trying it, whether or not you use the finished product to make these notebooks.