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.
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.
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?