Monday, May 5, 2014

Mother's Day Project

This weekend is Mother's Day. A day to celebrate not only your mother but any lovely lady who has been there for you, loved you unconditionally, taken care of you, hugged you, made you laugh and was there when you needed to cry.  I have been blessed enough to have several women in my life that fits this description.  My grandma was more like a mother to me then a grandmother and I loved her very much.  She passed away last Spring and even though I miss her every day, I know she is happy and in a better place.

To celebrate Mother's Day I have created a couple different art projects for my students to create and I'd like to share one of them with you today.  This one is for younger kids.  I found a couple of similar projects on Pinterest that I tweaked a little to turn it into a project I could use in my classroom.

You will need:  *Washable Tempera Paint (Green and any other colors you would like)
                        *White Paper or download my template from my FB author                         
                        *Foam plate 
                        *Paint Brush (optional)

Step 1:  Pour a little bit of green paint onto a foam plate.  You can either have your child place their hand in the paint or do I like I do and paint it on (they think it's so fun to have me do this)

Step 2:  If using my template, place your child's palm just above the flower pot to create the stems for the flowers.  Have them press down hard on the paper and then carefully pick their hand up.  If you don't want to use my template you can draw your own flower pot or create one out of construction paper.

Step 3:  Wash your green hand and get ready to make the flowers.

Step 4:  Choose the colors you want to use for your flowers and place a small drop on your foam plate. 

Step 5:  Create a flower design around the top of each stem by using only the tip of your finger.  Be creative and create the petals in one color and a different color for the middle. Create one flower for each stem.  

Step 6:  Color the flower pot and add leaves for the flowers.

Step 7:  Add child's name and age (optional)

I hope you have fun creating this project.  I will try to post some pictures after we finish them in class. I'm still hard at work on my illustrations for book 3.  Make sure to check out my first two books , World of Color and Imagination Destination out on Amazon now.  If you've read and loved them, please leave a review.
Rebecca Lyndsey

Update:  Here are a couple of pictures! I think they turned out great.  So cute!