Monday, May 6, 2013

A Handmade Mother's Day

Here's a fun craft that can be used for any occasion
where you need your little children to make an economical gift
that is meaningful.

I purchased a few small plain terra cotta flower pots and dishes
at the Lowe's for about $3 each.  I let the kids paint them however they wanted...
small paintbrushes work great, so do thumbs (thumb-print painting).

I also purchased a few bottles of acrylic craft paint
at Michael's.  A few bottles are just fine... 
a limited palette works best with kids.  
I would try to get some paint colors that will be similar to the colors of the flowers
you will purchase, as this has the most visual impact.
 Bottles are about $1 each.

Squeeze some paint onto a paper plate and let them roll...
(I'm all about disposable clean-up when paint is concerned).

A flat of assorted annuals will set you back anywhere from $5 to $15
depending on your variety or local sales price.
I didn't need to purchase a bag of dirt as well because
my pots were so small that the annuals filled them completely.

The kids can even pat the flowers in,
the more variety, the better.
Instant children's garden!

Splendid days ahead!
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Pam said...

Those are adorable! Love the bright colors.

Red Rose Alley said...

This post made my heart sing, as children are so special. Your kids must have had so much fun painting these colorful pots. They look wonderful. I don't think I would ever want to part with them. What a perfect place to put them by Mother Mary.

Your post brought back sweet memories for me, as my children were always painting, drawing, and creating.

Happy Mother's Day, Andrea.


Patty Wiles said...

this is a such a sweet project, thanks for sharing.

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