Joe mentioned that he wanted Elijah to make something for Johanna for Mother's Day and I, of course, said I would help out. Since the whole bunch was coming over last Saturday I decided all the little people should make a gift for their mothers. I also decided that all the fathers should help with the creating. Aunt Mandy, very kindly, offered to help as well.
Joe is missing from this photo but he was there...sitting right next to Elijah. But as soon as we were done, he was gone. Art and Joe have never been friends!
I found the idea for our art project on Pinterest. Lucky me...I had all of the supplies on hand. We used 8x10 canvas art boards, blue and green paint, assorted bright colored paper, glue sticks, glue dots and buttons. The little people painted their canvas, cut and ripped there paper into circles and then assembled everything together....with a little bit of help from the big people. Everyone had lots of fun! I wish I'd taken photos during the process...but I was busy helping, and drinking all the yummy beverages my children picked up for me as a special Mom's Day treat. (Diet Coke, Green Tea, and Caramel Frappe -yum!)
Here's Elijah's creation for his "Monnie". He went out of his green guideline while he was painting...so he decided he needed a hill...the perfect solution! We tried to encourage them to use one of each of the four colors for their flowers. Elijah preferred his way to ours.
Penelope's "mommy" gets this beautiful piece of art. Penelope was very precise with her painting...almost every brush stroke went from side to side. She also was very opinionated about the direction leaves grow in!
Finally we have Charlotte's gift for her "momma". She used a different color button on each flower...taking special care to match them to the flowers just so.
Caleb is too young to do much in the way of painting, cutting and gluing but he wanted a gift for his mother too. So Mandy and I painted his sweet little hand with orange paint...he didn't even seem to mind...and then we stamped it on some art canvas.
Tada....a cute little tulip! I added "Happy Mother's 2012" across the top and printed CALEB in the middle of the tulip. Johanna loved it!
I'm happy to say that all the mothers loved them!!