We decided to acknowledge some of the special people in our children’s lives who have helped them grow and learn by giving them plants, decorative flower pots, and signed flags that say “Thank you for helping me to grow!” This fun craft makes a perfect gift for Mother’s Day or even a teacher for Teacher Appreciation Week.
I recently decided to try my hand at some washi tape art because I’ve seen a few of the artists use this technique and discovered how to make paper dolls. The idea is to cover up an entire shape with tape and then cut away the access until the tape is left only inside the shape you’ve drawn. When I found OOLY’s Sticker Tape Pens, I immediately wanted to use them for similar tape illustrations, and they were perfect for the project.
There will be a lot of flowers given this Mother’s Day, so why not make it more personal with a fun Mother’s Day craft. You can personalize your own flower bouquet from these four printable flower wraps for the perfect Mother’s Day gift. All the wraps say Happy Mother’s Day and consist of a floral pattern, triangular graphic, hearts, and a blank page. Each is ready for any artist to personalize.
I’ve always been a fan of art on unique canvases. I adore painting rocks, doodling on Starbucks cups, and drawing on leaves. Why just play on paper when you can explore a variety of surfaces? I especially love when I discover art supplies, like Magic Puffy Pens, that let me explore new surfaces.
Our daughter is in a constant mode of creating. She loves to knit and sew and seems to be in an endless loop of sketching, planning, and making fabric store shopping lists. She has several projects in various stages going on at once — all of which creates a lot of fantastic creative mess. Using Color-Pop and Pocket Pal notebooks as creative journals have been such a great way for my daughter to focus her energy and work through her creative process. I could see any kiddo using them for whatever creative projects they’ve got in the works: LEGO designs, story writing, nature sketching. Journals are an excellent tool for kids’ imaginations!