Entry #507, April 27, 2011
Mother’s Day is on May 8th this year, and it seems like it snuck up on us this year! Probably due to Easter falling late in April, we usually have more vamp up time. Mother’s Day is a perfect time to let kids create homemade crafts, treats, and decor that Mom will treasure for years! Here are a few crafts from Better Homes & Gardens – Easy Mother’s Day Crafts for Kids.
1.) Clothespin Easel
Mom won’t miss this display! Embellish an oversize wooden clothespin with scrapbook supplies, then pin up your child’s artwork for all to see.
2.) Votive Holder
Wrap a piece of patterned card stock around a votive candle holder. Cut thin strips of card card stock using decorative scissors. Place these strips of paper at the top and bottom of the holder. Then take a piece of white card stock and cut out the shape of a large flower. Glue on a large yellow button as the center of the flower, then attach it to votive holder using hot glue.
3.) Art Filled Caddy
- Metal lunch box
- Variety of washers (available in the hardware and plumbing sections of home improvement, discount, and hardware stores)
- Strong adhesive, such as E6000
- Spray primer paint
- Silver spray paint
- Acrylic paints in silver and other desired metallic colors
- Small round paintbrush
- Clear acrylic sealer
1. Decide on the arrangement of the washers on the lunch box. You can place some inside others. If necessary, cut rubber washers to fit the edges of the lunch box. Glue the washers in place. Let dry.
2. In a well-ventilated work area, cover the surface with newspapers. Open the lunch box lid and spay the inside with primer. Let dry. Prop the lid open slightly and spray primer on the outside of the lunch box. Let dry. Repeat on the inside and outside with silver paint. Let dry.
3. Paint the background surfaces where desired using a metallic paint color. For example, paint the bottom of the front, the sides, the handle, and some of the hardware. After the color is applied, brush over lightly using silver acrylic paint.
4. Paint the washers using a variety of metallic colors. Let the paint dry.
5. In a well-ventilated work area, cover the surface with newspapers. Open the lunch box and spray the inside with sealer. Let dry. Prop the lid open slightly and spray the exterior with sealer. Let dry.
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