Today is Mother's Day here in Canada and I had really wanted to come up with something interesting for my mother's gift. So the other night, the kids and I hit the craft store and spent the evening doing this:
I cut some leftover wood into 1 1/2 foot long pieces to act as the base of our project.
Then each of the kids took their turn covering their pieces in pastel paint.
My daughter Afton chose to switch into old clothes before painting.
The boys went with underwear-only painting. No paint on ANY clothes this way!!
We needed some 1 inch wooden circles to act as the centres of some wooden flowers. The only thing we could find at Michaels were these basketballs - so they had a paint makeover!!
Little Lady put her fine motor skills to the test and carefully turned some wooden flowers into white daisies!
Once the painting was complete, each child took their turn hammering some nails into the wooden sticks.
After an HOUR of hammering, this is what we had:
Though my children are marvelous little helpers, at this point it was bedtime! Off they went, fairly easily, and I went back to finishing up.
I used a paper stencil to add some navy blue lettering to our sign.
I don't like the little spaces left by a traditional stencil so I used a small brush to fill in the gaps in the lettering.
The following morning day I drove the 2 hours to my mother's house and delivered her new garden decor.
The sun was shining, her garden is already green and lush and our sign was the perfect addition!!
Happy Mother's Day to the best mother in the world!
Every gift, talent and ounce of patience I have came from you.
You are one amazing woman who has shown that her strength is immeasurable and her love for her family is both steadfast and unending. Even after the toughest year of your life you continue to sparkle and we are awed by vitality.
Love you forever, Mommy!!