Mother's day is approaching fast this year. In all honestly I completely forgot about it. Thank goodness for the floral industry. They always provide a great and quick last minute gift. As my children have grown in age one might assume that there chosen Mother's Day gifts would add well. I however have learned over the past few years. That I can still receive some odd/strange gifts. It is not that I do not appreciate their gifts. It is just that I believe that it is my day, so I believe I should receive something that I can cherish for many years to come. This year I have asked my children to make me a handcrafted one of a kind art piece. I wanted an image painted/printed on a canvas panel that they all contribute to. The great thing is this gift is sentimental, adorable, and was virtually inexpensive to make.
A Quick Easy DIY Every Mother Will Love
The General Supplies Needed:
A Blank Canvas
A Sharpie of your choice
Stamp Ink Pad
One of the kids came up with the idea to use a heart cookie cutter as a stencil. They also amazingly enough argued that the image would be of a bouquet of balloons, but the possibilities are endless. Once all of the shapes were drawn in pencil. They went through and outlined their heart in Sharpie. They choose to use Sharpie instead of paint because it had a faster drying time. The next step was for them to place their fingerprints repeatedly in their heart ballon. Once each child had fingerprint their heart ballon to their liking. Strings were drawn from the bass of each ball one all the sat to the end of the canvas panel.
The Big Reveal
I only have three of my five children still living at home with me. So only a portion of the picture is finished. Even though I am going to have to wait some time to have my other two children complete their heart ballon. I still love the way it turned out. I think it was a great way fir my children to work together and create something for me. Truthfully that is what I wanted most for Mother's Day. For my children to come together and create something for someone other than themselves.
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