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A few weeks before Mother’s Day, my sister and I got our 5 kids together for some playtime and, of course, some craft time. With Mother’s Day right around the corner, we used this time to craft up a little project for their grandma: painted terracotta pots.
Our crew ranges from 7.5 months to almost 5 years old which means there would be quite an array of talents.
We donned most of them with smocks (Hailey didn’t paint this session but a day earlier), grabbed our Crayola Fingerpaints and set them up on our kid sized picnic table for their painting session.
They had fun painting their pots! Some used the paintbrush, some used their hands and some of them tried to eat it — JARED! (Two things I love about this shot – my diva of a daughter who paints in her sunglasses and Hailey’s photobomb!)
Hailey made hers the day before since I knew I’d need to help focus on the other kids with their project. It was Hailey’s first fingerpainting experience and she loved it! (reminder on Brielle’s first Fingerpaint experience which was also a Mother’s Day craft!)
During one of Hailey’s afternoon naps, Brielle and I collected our materials and got to work finishing our group gift.
Since these were likely to be an indoor gift, I went with some fun succulents since they seem to be all the rage these days! They do look fun together as a collection!
I knew it might be hard to tell who’s was who’s, so I also had the kids fingerpaint a piece of paper which I later turned into a little pinwheel name marker using this technique.
Usually I can’t share Mother’s Day gifts on the blog since my mom is an avid SOTD reader (hi MOM!), but we gave this group gift early at their anniversary party this past weekend. (#FutureBlogPostAlert)
We’d love to see your kid made painted pots! Tag me on social or send us an email! We’re always looking for submissions for the annual Reader’s Feature!