Mother’s day is a very special time to make meaningful crafts and presents for mums. Those little hearts are always filled with generosity and desire to please and put a smile on mum’s face. We made this Mother’s Day gift with magnets for granny using plasticine and some craft materials with my 3 year old preschooler.
I loved this idea because it’s very special when child attempts to create a portrait for a person who is dear to them. My daughter is still too young to draw a face on her own, but its easy enough with the plasticine. Another reason we picked this art media is because this is a wonderful exercise for little fingers, it’s texture is harder than one of play-dough and challenges fingers to work really hard.
- small decorations ,
- photo of granny (no, granny’s hair don’t really stick out like that, this is only interpretation of a three-year old)
- googly eyes
- sticks and pipe cleaners for hair.
I let Misa choose colours she wanted to include in her craft and showed her how she can press and spread plasticine with her thumbs to make granny’s face. Then she decided to add googly eyes, hair and mouth.
At the end I suggested to add a frame to add a beautiful finish to her present and decorate it with colourful craft material.
After that we sticked four small strips of magnetic tape at the back and wrapped it carefully in a handmade wrapping paper.
Before you go, check out these inspirational ideas:
“Wait Till Your Father Gets Home” had an amazing idea for Thumbprint Heart Magnets that even very young children can take part in. These will make a beautiful and memorable keepsake for any occasion.
I also loved idea by “Sand in My Toes” with a gorgeous magnetic photo frame craft.
Check out this great popsicle magnetic frames by Eighteen25 that are so easy for kids to make, but which look awesome and a beautiful keepsake!
Roaming Rosie has written a post where she describes how to make Salt Dough Magnets which look simply adorable.
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