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DIY Kid's Mother's Day Craft

April 30, 2015

It’s a given that all moms adore handmade gifts from their kiddos. These are the sort of gifts proudly displayed on the refrigerator for months for all visitors to see, and then are packed away safely in the memory box to be pulled out and reminisced over years down the road.These two separate watercolor cards are a sure way to put a smile on any mom’s face and would be a hit hung up on the fridge or even framed and hung proudly on the wall.


They may look a little complicated, but we’re about to share a clever way to make this beautiful art with the kids in just a few simple steps.Here’s what you’ll need – Watercolor Art #1
Watercolor set
Paint brush
Watercolor paper or thick cardstock
Pen or pencil
 1. Ready the watercolor by forming a small pool of water onto watercolor cake.
2. Slice endive in the middle.
3. Brush watercolor onto endive.
4. Stamp down onto paper as many flowers as you’d like.
5. Draw or have the kids draw stems below flowers.
6. Have the kids make finger prints for leaves.
What you’ll need – Watercolor Art #2
Watercolor set
Paint brush
Watercolor paper or thick card stock
Pen or pencil
1. Ready the watercolor by adding water to watercolor cake.
2. Draw (or have the kids draw) two simple curved lines on the paper as shown.
3. Draw (or have the kids draw) small ‘V’ shapes along lines,
4. Have the kids dip fingers in green watercolor paint.
5. Have them make finger prints at each end of the ‘Vs’ to form ‘leaves’.
6. Continue along both sides.
7. Draw small ‘Y’ shaped stems along branches.
8. Have the kids make finger prints with a different color, using the very tip of the fingers for a smaller print.
9. Have them write a message in center of wreath for a fun, personal touch.

That’s it- simple and beautiful! What mom wouldn’t love to see those tiny fingerprints proudly displayed in the home, or better yet, a few years down the road when those hands aren’t quite so tiny anymore?

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  • Maureen DellaRatta
    3:22 pm, March 26, 2017
    I saw this last year and loved the idea. Please let me know where I can purchase the watercolors you used. I love the shades.
  • Angela
    1:13 pm, May 11, 2015
    This post inspired our Mother's Day craft in Sunday school this year! I'm so glad that I came across it when I did.
  • Stephanie
    10:10 am, May 10, 2015
    It's Mother's Day today so I won't use the idea THIS year, but how perfect for a classroom project! We can allow the paint to dry between steps and have a wonderful card or picture in a few short art sessions. Thanks, Magnolia Creative Team!
  • Krista
    11:52 pm, May 4, 2015
    I love that any age can do these. I'll be doing it with my teenager too ;) LOVE.
  • Leanne
    6:32 pm, May 3, 2015
    What a cute idea!!
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