Saturday, May 12, 2012

Mother's Day Gift Idea: From the Little Ones

Looking for a great gift idea for Mom from her little ones?  Then check out this great art activity.

Hand print flowers!

You won't need many supplies for this activity: children's paint, small paint brushes, construction paper and a child eager to create something special for Mom :)

Depending on the age of your little one, either you can paint their hand for them or they can paint their hand themselves.  If they are doing their own painting, encourage your child to leave a little space in the middle of their hand for the yellow paint.

Once their hand is painted, help your child carefully make a print on the piece of construction paper.  They will leave behind an adorable little flower hand print.

The more your child is able to spread out their fingers the more flower like the print will look
Now that they have made a hand print, your child can paint a stem and petals below the flower hand print.  

To personalize your gift, write Mom's name at the top along with Happy Mother's Day and the year.  Write your child's name next to the flower hand print.  If they are able, have your child write their own name.

If you'd like to add some style to this gift, frame the hand print flower and include a photograph of your child making the gift.

Enjoy and Happy Mother's Day to all the moms out there.   

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