With Mother's Day just around the corner, here are some fun craft ideas to make for the moms in your life.
Love Handprint Sign
- White cardstock or canvas
- Round-tipped paint brush, preferably one with a flat head.
- Mom’s favorite color of paint and white paint.
- Paper plate
- Newspaper or wrapping paper
- Baby wipes
You can write out any word you want but the word "LOVE" is great to use because the handprint is the "O" and the feet when put together can make the shape of a "V".
- Put your newsprint or wrapping paper down on your surface where you will be making handprints so there aren’t too many messes.
- Paint the entire cardstock/canvas with mom’s favorite color. You might need to use a paper plate to hold the paint for this, or you can just put the paint right on the cardstock/canvas.
- Let it dry.
- Help your child paint on their hand with the white paint. Make sure you get enough on their hands.
- Have them place it toward the left side of the cardstock or canvas.
- Remember you are writing the word love, so you have to make sure there is room for the "L" and "E" on the ends.
- Have them wash their hands.
- You can also use a baby wipe to clean off their hands.
- Next you can paint their left foot. Help them place their left foot next to the handprint. Once they are done, it is easy to clean off their foot by using a baby wipe.
- Repeat this step but with their right foot. Try and get the left and right foot to have the shape of a "V".
- Then, with your child’s help, have them paint the “L” at the left side of the cardstock/canvas and the “E” at the right side.
- Enjoy your LOVE sign!
Tin Can Windsock
- Recycled can (anything will work)
- Acrylic paint
- Tacky glue
- Embellishments. Examples include:
- Colored paper
- Masking tape or duct tape
- Start by painting the can in any color of your choice.
- Once it is dry, you can use the tacky glue on colored paper to add any embellishments, ribbons, and yarn onto your windsock.
- Then attach the ribbons to the bottom rim of the can.
- Enjoy your windsock!
This article was written by Kalina Glover Moresi, Parenting Now's Children Program Coordinator.