It has been raining for 15 days straight according to the weather man… it feels like it’s been 50 and quite frankly, we are sick of it! It needs to stop. Doesn’t the weather know I have so much housework and washing to do before next Sunday’s birthday celebrations(hence why this is a few days early!)? Luckily, Friday art days make things so much better!
This weeks art project is all about flowers. Not just any flowers but cute little kiddo handprint ones. All of our outside ones are not so pretty due to being incredibly soggy so we thought we would take matters into our own hands and create some that would last all year round. These are probably about the only flowers I will be able to keep alive.. I have what you call a morbid thumb. You know, the one that kills every living plant even if they are supposed to be unkillable.
Need a gift for the grandparents or want something to find in 30 years time when you realise you’re a hoarder and you finally decide to clean out the art box? This has you covered! It makes for a super cute wee keepsake as little hands don’t stay this little forever.
Its easy as pie to make these – here’s what we used
– craft paper for flowers, stems and background
– paintbrush and sponge
– small kiddo handprint (preferably attached to an arm)
Grab your small attached kiddo hand, cover it in paint, hand print away then pop them to the side to dry. When they’re done, cut out the handprints and add a centre to your flower using some paint and a sponge. Arrange your stems on the background paper, glue them down and once your paint is dry, stick those down too. See, how bloody easy is that?!
As per, Miss I had tons of fun getting messy with the paint and sticky from the glue! She knew what colours (I do think she was making fun of my flower keeping skills by choosing grey!) she wanted and where she wanted them .. couldn’t argue really argue could I? They’re not my handprints. I was just there for guidance and to supply the snacks. The one thing I love most about our wee weekly art days is how proud she is when our wee project comes together- I mean, look at that face- proud as punch!
Ok loves- it’s time to get started on wrapping presents and planning next weeks afternoon tea. We hope you have a lovely rest of your weekend! Make sure you come join us on Snapchat – @heylittlesweets to see our Friday art projects in action. If you’ve done or do this art project with your little ones, please send us pictures as we would love to see your masterpieces!