Craft: Kids Home Made Mother’s Day Card

March 8, 2018

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:

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How To:

  • 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.

Kids home made Mother's Day card using finger paints at https://lukeosaurusandme.co.uk

Kids home made Mother's Day card using finger paints at https://lukeosaurusandme.co.uk

Kids home made Mother's Day card using finger paints at https://lukeosaurusandme.co.uk

Kids home made Mother's Day card using finger paints at https://lukeosaurusandme.co.uk

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.

Kids home made Mother's Day card using finger paints at https://lukeosaurusandme.co.uk Cleaning up with Childs Farm sensitive hand wash for kids

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.

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Childs Farm sent us a wonderful crafty hamper and we decided to have a go with the finger paints, making a kids home made Mother's Day card - https://lukeosaurusandme.co.uk

*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*

 

 

26 Comments

  • Starlight and stories

    March 8, 2018 at 8:51 am

    This is such a lovely idea, we will definitely be giving making one of these a go.

  • Sim @ Sims life

    March 8, 2018 at 9:44 am

    That is super sweet! It is such a fabulous idea and the card is super sweet! Sim x

  • Milly Youngman

    March 8, 2018 at 11:21 am

    Oh this is super cute! Am I too old to get away with doing one myself…?!

    1. Lukeosaurus And Me

      March 8, 2018 at 11:56 am

      Never too old for finger paints! I had fun 😀

  • Cassandra Mayers

    March 8, 2018 at 12:41 pm

    Aww love this, I have some finger paints unopened at home so will have to try.

  • Erin Ek Rush

    March 8, 2018 at 2:31 pm

    That is such a cute card! We’ll have a go for the grandmas!

  • Mandi

    March 8, 2018 at 7:33 pm

    This is lovely. It really reminds me of tiny balloons – looks so colourful and effective!

  • Jenny Kearney

    March 8, 2018 at 9:11 pm

    This is so sweet and colourful, such a lovely keepsake.

  • Rebecca | AAUBlog

    March 8, 2018 at 9:15 pm

    this is such a cute idea, I love the sweet things that they make at school or nursery, but I’m pretty bad at doing crafts at home x

  • Lisa (Travel Loving Family)

    March 8, 2018 at 9:53 pm

    Aw this is very cute! I would be delighted if my husband made this with my boys:)
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  • laura dove

    March 8, 2018 at 9:54 pm

    Oh what a gorgeous idea! I love personal cards like this, anything hand made from my babies is so precious!

  • Sarah

    March 8, 2018 at 10:02 pm

    Aww homemade cards are the best! It’s turned out so cute, I love it!

  • Siobhan | The Baby Boat Diaries

    March 8, 2018 at 10:26 pm

    What a lovely craft idea! Child’s farm is one of my favourite brands! We use lots of their products here! X #bloggerclubuk

  • Emily Leary

    March 9, 2018 at 9:54 am

    I know from experience how much kids love to use their imagination and be creative. My 6 year old can’t get enough of it and you’re right – we’re never to old for finger paints! Luke’s artwork is so lovely!

  • Deborah Nicholas

    March 9, 2018 at 10:11 am

    I love this, my kids love getting messy so this would go down a storm!

  • Elizabeth

    March 9, 2018 at 10:40 am

    How adorable is this?! Handmade gifts from the kids are always the best Mother’s Day gifts, I think.

  • Sarah Bailey

    March 9, 2018 at 11:17 am

    Such a cute handmade card! Handmade items for days such as Mother’s Day mean so much, I feel!

  • Tanya

    March 9, 2018 at 10:47 pm

    I love the sound of the biodegradable wipes, especially as I love the smell of grapefruit. This is such a creative and fun idea to get the kids involved for Mothers Day

  • Lynne hatper

    March 10, 2018 at 4:10 pm

    We love crafting in our house this is such a great idea and a great way to get children involved in making cards also looks super cute as well great for nanny 🙂

  • OlIvia

    March 10, 2018 at 6:54 pm

    Aw this is such a lovely and thoughtful idea, would be lovely to keep as well! X

  • CHLOE CILIBERTO

    March 11, 2018 at 9:45 pm

    This is so adorable. I really love this idea! Handmade cards are definitely the best. x

  • Bella at dear Mummy Blog

    March 11, 2018 at 10:25 pm

    This is such a lovely idea for a card and would also look great as a canvas! Love the little prints and the colours x

  • Super Busy Mum

    March 12, 2018 at 6:01 pm

    I love it! Money cannot buy these sorts of cards and they are just the best gift to receive!

  • Katie

    March 12, 2018 at 6:17 pm

    I used to love finger painting, it was so much fun. This is a lovely way of getting the kids involved in art.

    Katie xoxo

  • Jen

    March 13, 2018 at 7:03 pm

    Homemade cards are wonderful, and always appreciated. Finger painting is such an easy way of getting involved too, no fuss, just lots of creation. Lovely.

  • Carly markham

    March 14, 2018 at 12:09 pm

    What a lovely idea! Homemade cards from the kids are my favourite gift on any occasion and my kids love making them!
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