Potato has 2 Grandmothers.
There are both called Granny. So imagine my frustration when I went to buy Mother’s Day cards for them in the supermarket. I could find ‘Gran’, ‘Grandma’, ‘Grandmother’, Nan’, ‘Nanna’ and even ‘Aunty’, but no ‘Granny’.
So I decided we’d make our own. I don’t know why I didn’t think to do that from the start anyway. We had everything in we needed and it was a great excuse to do something crafty to get over the lingering post-holiday blues.
We’ve done hand print art before and Potato has become quite the dab-hand (excuse the pun) at applying the paint to his own hand. This time we just used green paint and did single handprints on a selecion of blank cards.
I was quite surprised at home accurate and careful he was with doing the actual print. I guided him a bit, but he was mostly able, and very willing, to do it him self.
Once dry, we used a collection of colourful mini pom-poms, flower-shaped confetti and flower stickers, to turn Potato’s green handprints, into lovely flowering plants.
I finished them off with a cut out plant pot and the cards were ready to write.
Home-made hand-print flower Mother’s Day cards. Much nicer and more personal than shop-bought ones and much cheaper too!
I’m linking up with BecomingaStayatHomeMum and her #CreativeChallenge this week. Pop over to see what everybody else has been doing.