Pretty Flower Pots
Pretty kid-made pots are a beautiful gift for moms this Mother's Day.
- Clay pot(s)
- Acrylic paint and brushes
- Cover your work surface with newspaper to keep it clean. Give each of the kids a pot and a paper plate with dabs of paint colors.
- Have the kids design their pots (they can write with pencil on them first, if desired) and paint them.
- Once the paint is dry, spray with four or five coats of glaze.
Make it more special: Plant a pretty flower or herb in the pot, so Mom has a living present.
If mom likes to cook, she will adore this sweet kid-made present.
- 1 Apron
- Fabric paint
- Fabric marker or additional fabric paint
- Prewash the apron to prevent shrinkage. Set the washed and dried apron on newspaper.
- Squirt the paint onto a plate. Have each child put paint on one or both of her hands, and place them on the apron. (Alternatively, use a paint brush to paint the color onto their hands.) Make sure that kids wash their hands right after they are done.
- Let the paint dry completely.
- Write each child's name and the date under their handprints with the fabric marker.
Make it more special: If your child can write, have him write a message to Mom on the apron with fabric markers or paint.
Little joys box
This sweet idea will have mom oohing and aahing over its sentimentality -- and she'll especially appreciate it on difficult days.
- 1 Small wooden hinged box
- Acrylic paint and paintbrushes
- A sheet of memories and thoughts (see below)
- Arrange the box on newspaper and have the kids paint it as desired. Once the paint is dry, spray it with a glaze (if desired) to set the paint. Decorate it with glitter, acrylic jewels or any other embellishments the kids would like to add.
- Ask your children to share their favorite memories and thoughts about their mom as you make a list on the computer. Make the font a readable size and allow enough space between the entries for easy cutting. Include the child's name and age with each memory -- for instance, "Cuddling while watching cartoons: Micah, age 6"). Print the page and cut out each of the thoughts and memories. Fold them in half and place inside the box.
Make it more special: Include wishes for Mom and/or current photos of the kids, too.
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