Mother's Day Bouquet April 12, 2016 08:52
Do you need a simple and quick gift you can make for mother's day this year!
PAINTED HAND BOUQUETS
We made these up in a matter of minutes the other night! And they dry very quick too so you can make them and take them the same day!
I have 4 kids and had each of them put their hand print on the paper with different colors. We then added a bow and stems along with little hearts in the center of the hands.
These would also look cute on a long piece of paper showing each handprint as single flowers in a field.
They are so cute. Hope you find time to make some for your moms and grandmas in your life.
If you don't have time to mail these out for Mother's Day....take a pic and email or text your MOM a beautiful Bouquet!
Pumpkins and Ghosts - Window Painting October 15, 2015 21:10
- Paint Pen - Black (Black paint works too. I just didn't have any at the time)
- Orange, Green and White paint
- Round Sponge Brush
- Favorite Halloween Coloring Page or any black and white image you like.
I found a larger pumpkin, lil pumpkin and a cute ghost online that was perfect. I printed the larger pumpkin in 3 different sizes and the ghost and lil pumpkin in one size.
To get started, I cut out each of the pumpkins and the ghost and taped them together on the door where I wanted them to go. (Tip...I taped it on the outside of the window. I would be painting from the inside.)
Start by tracing with your black paint/pen on the inside of the window. This was tricky for me because our window is double paned and I have to admit I got a little dizzy. LOL First I traced a quick thin line and when I was done, I went over it again using the thicker end of the pen. My lines are a little silly because of the dizziness. Hee Hee. But this was my first time. I am sure I'll get better. I am happy with it and it turned out cute. Oh and I only needed one coat with the pen. With paint you will want to do a few layers and let dry in between.
Since I used the pen, and it dried quickly, I was able to paint the orange right away. So I grabbed a paper plate, squeezed some orange paint on there and used a round sponge to dap it on. I liked the look of the sponge too. Again only one layer was all it took for this step.
Finally, I added in the white on the ghost and the green stem for the little pumpkin at the bottom. Aside from the squiggly line on the pumpkins, I am pleased with how this turned out. Next time I will use black paint. But for now, I will just say that they are spooky pumpkins because of the ghost and that's why the pumpkins have a wiggle in them. Ha! Ha!
I think using the printed pages helped me with my tracing. Let me know what works for you.
What have you painted on your windows?