Easy, Homemade Mother’s Day Gift Idea

Mothers Day Gift Idea

Mothers Day Gift Idea

In our very blended family we have nine grandmas/great grandmas/great great grandmas to give to.  Each holiday I am always on the search for simple gift ideas that aren't too time consuming since we make nine versions of everything.  I stumbled across an idea similar to this on Pinterest and decided to mix it up a little bit and make it our own!  Here are the steps we took to make our Mother's Day signs.  The black and white photos are courtesy of my 4-year old....he accidentally had the b/w setting turned on when he took the pictures...oops!

Items you will need:
-Washable paint in your choice of colors
-White Paper (we used butcher paper because I have a giant roll of it, but construction paper would work too)
-Marker

The project is pretty self-explainable.  Here are some pictures we took showing each of the steps.

First I cut rectangle sheets out of the butcher paper, wrote the first two lines of words, and then made a little assembly line in the garage.  We originally started in the driveway but the wind kept blowing the papers away so we moved to the garage.

First I cut rectangle sheets out of the butcher paper, wrote the first two lines of words, and then made a little assembly line in the garage. We originally started in the driveway but the wind kept blowing the papers away so we moved to the garage.

Next I squirted a bunch of the blue washable finger paint into an empty box I had.  I held my 1-year old and dipped her foot into the paint, then pressed her foot onto the paper.  I did all nine pictures with the right foot, washed her foot, then did all nine pictures with the left foot.

Next I squirted a bunch of the blue washable finger paint into an empty box I had. I held my 1-year old and dipped her foot into the paint, then pressed her foot onto the paper. I did all nine pictures with the right foot, washed her foot, then did all nine pictures with the left foot.

The big sponge she is holding was just to keep her distracted - we didn't use that for the craft.

The big sponge she is holding was just to keep her distracted - we didn't use that for the craft.

Mother's Day Craft

Rinsing her foot off with the sprinkler.  We did one foot at a time to try to minimize the mess.

Rinsing her foot off with the sprinkler. We did one foot at a time to try to minimize the mess.

My 4-year old getting ready to make his heart out of handprints.

My 4-year old getting ready to make his heart out of handprints.

Messy hands!  Once we did all nine pictures I rinsed his hands with the hose also.  The trickiest part of the whole thing was keeping my 1-year old out of the paint while I was helping my 4-year old.

Messy hands! Once we did all nine pictures I rinsed his hands with the hose also. The trickiest part of the whole thing was keeping my 1-year old out of the paint while I was helping my 4-year old.

After we were all done with our assembly line project!  It took us about 15 minutes from start to finish.

After we were all done with our assembly line project! It took us about 15 minutes from start to finish.

The Final Project!  I actually also added at the bottom "Happy Mother's Day 2014" and put my kids' names and ages.

The Final Project! I actually also added at the bottom "Happy Mother's Day 2014" and put my kids' names and ages.

If you are anything like me, most of my projects are easy, simple and last minute.  I hope this helps out if you are looking for a last minute Mother's Day project to send to grandmas!  I'd love to hear if you try this project, or what you think in the comments below.  Have a great day!

Your friend,
Natalie

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Natalie Hodson is a mom of two showing how to balance family, fitness, and a healthy lifestyle. www.nataliehodson.com

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