Mother’s Day is getting closer and closer, and along with a thoughtful gift, it’s always nice to have a lovely card to hand over too.
Children love the experience of Mother’s Day. After all, it’s exciting to treat someone else! I know a lot of kids who are eager to get involved with the whole thing – the gift buying, breakfast in bed, and let’s not forget: home made cards!
My son LOVES making cards. He will spend hours with his box of pens and other crafty bits, just making cards for friends and family. I’ve lost count of the number of cards I have received over the last few months from him.
This time around though, I decided to let him loose with some finger paints. This Mother’s Day home made card craft is really easy to make and is suitable to children of all ages.
How To Make Kid’s Home Made Heart Shaped Mother’s Day Card
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You Will Need:
- Make sure you put down a messy mat or some newspaper before getting the finger paints out.
- Fold one piece of paper in half. Draw the shape of half a heart and cut out. When you unfold it, you should have a whole heart.
- Place the heart shape in the middle of another piece of paper – white paper works best as it shows the finger paints up nicely.
- Hold the shape in place while you child explores the finger paints! You may get a little messy, but that is all part of the fun.
- Ensure that the finger prints go half on the shape and half on the background paper at first and then expand with more colourful finger prints.
- Peel the heart shape from the middle of the paper and leave to dry.
- Once dry, write your Mother’s Day message in the middle! If you like, you could also add some pom poms using some glue, or a little extra sparkle with some glitter.
Cleaning Up Tips
Tidy up time can be a messy affair with finger paints; especially when you have younger children. To avoid too much mess and mixed colours (gasp!), get a few wipes out to enable your child to clean their fingers off between paints. Luke and I used the Childs Farm biodegradable wipes that smell like grapefruit and organic tea tree. The wipes are great for children because they have been dermatologist and paediatrician approved as suitable for sensitive and also eczema-prone skin. They are suitable for newborns and upwards and are great for dirty hands, feet, and faces.
Wipes wont get all that sticky paint off your little one’s fingers though. So once we were all cleared up, we headed to the sink to use some Childs Farm cleansing hand wash. This hand wash is also approved by paediatricians and dermatologists, meaning it’s suitable for sensitive and eczema-prone skin. Despite being kind to skin, this bad boy still cuts through grime, mud, paint and sticky bits to leave Luke’s hands feeling smooth, soft and smelling amazing.
*Childs Farm sent us a lovely box hamper full of crafting goodies to get Luke’s creative juices flowing. All thoughts and opinions on the Childs Farm products are my own*