Mother’s Day is just around the corner. Such a celebrated day. I have to say I look forward to it for so many reasons each year. Mother’s Day is such a rewarding day and the perfect opportunity to celebrate all the moms out there.
Thumbprint art is so much fun for kids. Well anything hands on are what my kids go crazy for. These Thumbprint Flower Pots are a perfect handmade Mother’s Day gift to give to that special lady! Make them for mom, grandma, aunt, or anyone else and they will love them. No need to worry about them being messy. Messy gifts are the best gifts!
You will need:
- terra cotta pots
- multiple paint colors (red, yellow, green, blue, purple)
- black paint pen
- a flower of your choosing
- paper plate
- Bounty Paper Towels
You can easily make thumbprints into all kinds of super cute things. Ladybugs, caterpillars, bumble bees, flowers, and butterflies are oh so cute with your little ones prints!
How to make thumbprint butterflies:
Use your black paint pen to draw on a butterfly body. Make a round circle head, body, and don’t forget the antennae! Put a small amount of paint on a paper plate. Then dip your thumb into the colors you want to add for the wings. Gently press into place to complete the butterfly!
How to make thumbprint caterpillars:
We used a variation of colors for this one. Press your thumb into a small amount of paint and create a thumbprint. Then use the other thumb on the other hand for the next print. Put them right next to each other. Alternate to make the length of your caterpillar. Once the body is totally dry you can add in the eyes and antennae.
How to make thumbprint ladybugs:
Use a small amount of red paint to dip and make a thumbprint ladybug. Once the paint is totally dry you can use the black paint pen to add the ladybug spots and antennae.
How to make thumbprint bumble bees:
Using yellow paint dip your thumb into the paint and press onto the pot. This will be the bee body. Once the paint has dried you can use your black paint pen to draw on the face and stripes!
How to make thumbprint flowers:
Using whatever color you choose dip your thumb into paint for the center then dab around the outside with another color for the petals! And you have a flower!
They turned out so great! We added some succulent flowers to the inside because they are easy and last forever. A true treasure of the heart when it is a homemade gift like this. Any mom would love this. Messes don’t keep you from making memories with Bounty!
This craft was so much fun and a few messes were definitely made along the way. But no time was wasted. Keeping Bounty on hand keeps the messes under control! Even dad can help with this one! Bounty is the Quicker Picker Upper and 2x more absorbent than an ordinary paper towel brand. Bounty is also durable and this paint project didn’t stand in the way. A little really does go a long way. With Bounty Paper Towels there is no need to be discouraged with making messes or doing projects with kids. They make them clean up easy and headache free! So anyone can help the kiddos with this precious project and be able to roll with just whatever happens!
What crafts are you planning as Mother’s Day gifts? Share your ideas!