Sunday, April 29, 2012

Mother’s Day Creations

This past Sunday was one of finger painting. Red, yellow, purple green paint on over a dozen little hands. Call me crazy but I think the stress of managing tiny humans with paint on their hands outweighs the fun and excitement when it’s all done.

With mother’s day a couple weeks away the kids were busy on their mother’s day creations. This year it’s a reusable canvas bag with the handprints of the children. There is one bag made for each family that way a mother of four does not end up with four of the same craft. This gift, I feel, is one that is both practical and sentimental.
Adding yellow and red thumb prints for bumble bees & lady bugs

Each of the handprints serve as the top of a flower. The children also put thumb prints of yellow and red which will be transformed into bumble bees, and lady bugs.

Next week—after the paint has dried—the children will draw on the stems to the handprints, and fill out the bugs. In the meantime Ericka and I are going to iron on the quote “Mothers hold their children’s hands for a while, but their hearts forever”. I think it will turn out very cute and the mothers will cherish it as they can look back at how tiny their son or daughter’s hands once were.

Children are a gift from the Lord; they are a reward from him. ~ Psalm 127:3

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