I don’t know about you, but the best gifts for Mother’s Day are the ones your children make. I love having a relaxing day getting spoiled at the spa, but my nails soon chip.
The paintings, and little gifts that my son made for me when he was little I have kept — and always will. I still have a little clay plate he sculpted and I adore it. He is 14 this year and there is something so sweet about looking at his old gifts and seeing his writing that is very special to me.
One of my favorites is the plant pot. Costing around a dollar, you can decorate these with acrylic paints found at Walmart for less than $1.
Be careful with acrylic paint, as it is hard to get out of clothes so dress the kids for a mess when using it and place plenty of newspaper on the table to protect it too.
You could set up a creative table with markers and crayons and paper and talk about mommy or daddy and all the things they like. Creating a special drawing and putting it in a frame is great for the office or family wall.
There are plenty of rocks everywhere. You could get one from the yard or the beach or a special walk and take it home and wash it well. Use different paints to create a one of a kind paper weight. If you can get to the craft store you could buy googly eyes and turn your rock into a little animal or your child can make it look like them!
Keeping creative at home is a must. It’s such a great time to spend some time together and have fun in the process. Don’t be afraid of making a mess, show your child you are not afraid to make a mistake. Create something special together.
If you really don’t want to make a mess at home, stop by The Giggling Pig in Shelton. We have more great ideas and projects to get involved in. We clean the mess for you. There’s even a Mother’s Day craft and lunch on Sunday, May 10, 11-1 p.m.
What ever you do for Mother’s and Father’s day, enjoy it. Even without a gift, having children to watch grow and learn is a gift in its self.
For more information, visit TheGigglingPigArtStudio.com