In the third part of Scrumdilly-do!'s flower petal butterfly series, she has made flower prints in the shape of a butterfly then made them into sachets! I love this idea for a unique Mother's Day gift.
Here's a sweet Mother's Day card idea that uses fingerprints for lily of the valley. You'll be surprised how the leaves are made though! Visit Léon, Pas Sur Les Murs for the tutorial. English translation here.
Challenge your kids to see how many different ways they can print and paint with Q-tips! Today's Q-tip craft is all about experimentation!
What You Need: Q-tips (regular and/or Precision Tip) acrylic paint painter's tape or masking tape wood blocks in simple shapes (optional) card stock plastic lids for holding paint newspaper or similar to cover work surface
What You Do: Prep some Q-tip blocks and bundles: Tape Q-tips around the blocks; make sure to adjust them so that they will touch the surface evenly.
Tape bundles of 2, 3, and 4 Q-tips together.
Put a shallow layer of paint in the lid.
This is all about experimentation, so see how many different kinds of marks you can make with a Q-tip!
Dip your Q-tip(s) into the paint. Use the tip and the side, roll one end around then roll both ends at the same time; try holding multiple Q-tips together at the same time and do it all again.
If you find a print that you like create lots of them to make interesting patterns.
What else can you do? Get creative and have fun!
Save your paper to use for collages and other paper projects.