Every year our toddlers and preschoolers make a homemade Mother’s Day gift that I hope will be a sweet keepsake for years to come. Our white clay necklaces with watercolor boxes were such a hit with the mommies, but this year I decided to try something a bit different. A dear teacher-friend had donated some wooden pieces and showed me how her preschoolers made Mother’s Day fairies. I fell in love with them immediately and knew this is what I wanted to make.
What you will need:
- Bean pot candle cups
- Small wooden ball for the head
- Any silk flower pieces with leaves (check your local craft or dollar store)
- Acrylic paint
The first part of this activity:
Pour the paint into small containers and paint the bean pot candle cups. Let dry thoroughly. Once dry, spray them with the polyurethane.
Adding the leaves:
Brush glue along the top of the bean pot candle cups and stick 2 silk leaves on top.
Add the faces:
Once everything is assembled and dry, have the children draw the faces.
Wrap them up:
Wrap them up and they are ready for Mother’s Day!
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