'Handy' crafts for Mother's Day
We thought it might be nice to put together a collection of 'handy' crafts for our DIY Kids for gifts they can make for Mother's Day. So we looked for crafts using your hands that you can easily make... with a little help from dad.
This hand painted apron is just that... a plain cotton apron painted with hands to look like flowers and butterflies. You can use fabric paint for this project, or you can use acrylic craft paint and ask dad to iron the back of the apron for you to seal the paint onto the fabric.
Here is a simple and quick gift you can make for Mother's Day this year. Gather all your brothers and sisters together to make up a colourful painted bouquet for mom. They are so cute. Hope you find time to make some for your moms and grandmas in your life.
Here's a wonderful idea that any mom will treasure forever. The paper flowers in this bouquet are cut out hand shapes glued onto a straw and wrapped up in tissue paper. Danielle at simmworks family made this hand flower bouquet using items that you might already have laying around your home. Not only do straws or pipe cleaners work great as stems for the flowers but pens and pencils do too! And remember to get the kids involved. Let them help every step of the way.
For this project you will need a plain cotton tote bag and some craft paint. Use your hands to make a flower design onto the front of the bag and then add a stem and leaf. You can use fabric paint for this project, or you can use acrylic craft paint and ask dad to iron the back of the apron for you to seal the paint onto the fabric.
Using finger paint, make a handprint on cardstock and cut out to make a stencil. Lightly spray the back of the stencil with adhesive, attach the stencil to a towel, and paint the handprint with a mixture of craft paints and textile medium (this turns ordinary acrylic paint into textile paint that will be permanent on most fabrics). Use fabric markers to add polka dots and your name to the towel.