Sunday, May 12, 2013

Mother's Day crafts

I work with babies-2 year olds at KidFirst. I absolutely love those babies and the ladies I work with.    On Tuesday, we will be celebrating Moms, and we have been working on a gift for them.

When it comes to Mother's Day gifts, I really think it needs to be made by the kids, not me....But since we are working with little ones, we are kinda limited to 'handprints' crafts. Now, some of our kids HATE to get stuff on their hands, so it'snot really easy to get their handprints done.

We can, however, hold their hands in place to get a trace of them. So I decided on a handprint craft where the kids can still have an active part in making it for their mom. :)

I got some canvas, contact paper, and paint. We traced their hands on the contact paper, attached the handprint to the canvas, then let the kids finger paint the canvas. Again, some of the kids were not thrilled to get their hands messy, but we survived through it!  lol

Once they covered the whole canvas with paint,
 I took off the contact paper and we are left with a white handprint. 

As you can see, we have a lot of babies! hehe 

Once the paint dried, I went back and used a silver Sharpie and traced out the hands,
 wrote the kids' names and 2013. 

One of my kids' paint slipped under the contact paper and the handprint was a bit smeared. 
So I decided to fill the hand with the silver sharpie. It looks ok.

We have a couple of really little ones, so we made their footprint on tile.
 I have always wanted to do that! :)

Once they were all dried, I sprayed Shelac to seal the canvas and tile. 

I really liked how they turned out, so I decided to do that same thing with my 3 yr olds Sunday School class.
But since I waited till last minute with that decision, Walmart ran out of the 8x10 canvas, 
so I had to get 11x14 size. AND since it was bigger, I felt their little hands would get lost in the canvas. 
SO I decided to do BOTH hands and add a heart. 

I also had a couple of the kids in class who had siblings, so I thought, why not! 
I added them to the canvas as well.
This is a 3 yr old and his 6 yr old sister. 
This is my favorite little 3 yr old and his 4 yr old sister and his 7 yr old brother! 

All in all, I think they turned out really cute and I think the moms are going to like them. 

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