Saturday, April 28, 2018

Thumbprint Pot Holders for Mother's Day

Mother's Day is just around the corner and these thumbprint pot holders are a huge hit with moms! They make an awesome keepsake, plus, they're super easy for little ones to make!

We made these using the standard size bathroom/kitchen tiles purchased at Home Depot for only 20 cents each. 

We put super sliders on the back corner of each one before we painted them. 
The super sliders are from Home Depot, but you can get them from Walmart too.

Give each student a small squirt of yellow, brown, and green ACRYLIC paint on a paper plate. Acrylic paint does not wash out, so be sure to protect their clothing with a smock or trash bag.

Student's use only their thumbs to paint their flower; wiping their thumb off each time they switch colors. Have them start with the brown dot in the center of the sunflower. Then, have them paint the leaves of the sunflower, and then the stem. 

I then used a sharpie to write, "Happy Mother's Day" and the date on each pot holder. 

Last, once the pot holders have dried, take the pot holders outside in a well ventilated area and spray each pot holder generously with clear polyurethane to seal and protect them!

Let your students wrap them to give their mothers on Mother's Day!

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1 comment:

  1. That looks like a cool idea! I still haven't decided on a Mother's Day present to make... we've been so busy dealing with behavioral issues lately, there hasn't been room for anything else!


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