Thursday, May 23, 2013

Mother's Day Gifts for Grandma

I finally get to share what we made for Mother's Day gifts this year for the Grandma's. I got some pictures for them but I also wanted to make a craft. I found this idea in my January Moms online group and instantly knew that I wanted to do it.

I got all of the supplies at Walmart. We used Crayola finger paint, watercolors, and a set of 2 canvases. I also used a sponge brush but I forgot to include it in the picture.

First, I let Grace paint both canvases with the watercolors. She had never used watercolors before but she got the hang of it pretty quick!

I wish I had gotten pictures of the next steps, but it was too hard to get the kids to cooperate and take pictures. I painted red finger paint onto Connor's feet using a sponge brush and used his feet to make the V. This was not an easy task with a wiggly 6 month old. I did the same thing with Grace's hand to make the O. She did not want to cooperate and had to be bribed. She freaked out when I put paint on her hand. It was an ordeal. She finally did one perfectly, but then on the other one moved her fingers all over making a large goupy mess. I was able to wipe off most of that attempt and we tried again. It turned out much better the second time.

Finally, I used the sponge brush and the fingerpaint to add the L and E. It dried very quickly and the grandma's loved them! I wish I would have made one for myself as well. I might try again soon.

This would make a great gift for Father's Day or Valentine's Day as well!

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