"" The Preppy Strawberry: Painted Vases - Kids Craft Idea

Friday, May 7, 2010

Painted Vases - Kids Craft Idea

Here's a quick last minute Mother's day gift perfect for any Mom or Grandma!!   

Painted Vases - {The Preppy Strawberry}
 Supplies - all bought at my local dollar store! 

(1) piece of card stock for the flower (this will be the colored piece to trace your child's hand on)
(1) green piece of card stock - this you will use for the stem and leaves 
(1) dollar store vase of your choice!.. Yes, I said Dollar store! 
paint- I bought my paint at the dollar store
paint brushes - I used left over brushes from watercolor sets

Mother's Day Flower Vase

  1. Have your child paint the vase however they want!  There is no right way to this! 
  2. Let the vases dry
Painted Vases - {The Preppy Strawberry}
The artist at work!  

Painted Vases - {The Preppy Strawberry}
Notice both times I tried to get her working she was playing in the paint water!

Pretty painted Vases!

Painted Vases - {The Preppy Strawberry}
Card Stock Flower 
  1. trace your child's hand on the colored piece of card stock 
  2. cut your child's hand out 
  3. take your green card stock piece and cut in half 
  4. take one half and roll the paper to make the stem 
  5. use the other half to cut your leaves out.  You will want to adjust your leaves according to your child's hand size. 
  6. Take the hand cut and pinch the bottom of the hand to make the flower 
  7. staple the hand to the stem piece 
  8. cut out your leaves and staple the leaves around the hand.
** all of my pieces I just stapled to the stem or flower**

Paper Hand Flowers {The Preppy Strawberry}
Trace your child's hand

Paper Hand Flowers {The Preppy Strawberry}
Leaf example 

Ta Da!  You have a flower hand of your child that will last forever and in vase that they painted!  

The finished product!  
(the vases are still drying;))

If you try this let me know!  I would love to see pictures!!


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  2. Love the vases. We might have to do this next year! Following you back from MBC!

  3. Beautiful! Thanks for stopping by Ordinary Inspirations and following! I just joined your blog :-)

  4. Happy Mothers Day!


  5. Love the painted vases! My kids will love doing this. Thank you!


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