If you run an in-home daycare and want to help the children make creative gifts to give their mothers for Mother's Day, consider helping them make unique flower pots. You can purchase small or large pots to make a beautiful butterfly garden on the outside of the pot. The guide below walks you through everything you need to know about creating the unique flower pots for Mother's Day.
Paint the Pots
The first thing you need to do is paint the pots. Turn them upside down and paint them with any color paint the children like. Be sure to allow the paint to dry overnight before adding any other details to the pot to ensure that the paint does not smudge.
Create Butterfly Wings
Next, you need to dip the thumb of one child into brightly colored enamel paint and add their thumbprint to one of the pots. Then dip the same thumbprint into the paint again and add a second thumbprint directly next to the first print that was made. Make sure that the dots are touching. Wipe off their thumb with a baby wipe to remove the paint quickly and easily. Repeat the process with many different colors of paint so that each child has many different colors on their pot when you are done.
Add Butterfly Bodies and Antenna
Use black paint to create a long oval where the two dots meet. Add a small dot at the top of the oval and then have two small lines stick out of the top of the dot to create antenna. Add bodies, heads, and antennas to all of the butterflies.
Finally, you need to write Happy Mother's Day on the pot with paint or a permanent marker. Be sure to put the year that the pot was made. This will allow the children's mothers to always know when the pot was made for them.
When complete, you can spray the entire exterior of the pot with polyurethane gel to keep the paint from chipping or fading over time. Plant a small flower in each pot and allow the children to give them to their mothers as they leave the daycare on the Friday before Mother's Day. You want to wait until the end of the day to give the pots to the children to make sure that they do not accidentally drop them or pull the flowers out of the pot. You can also browse other cheap gifts for sale for more ideas and inspiration.
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