Diary of a Stay at Home Mom: Mother's Day Project (Grandmas, no peeking!) #CBias #SocialFabric #ExpressYourself

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Monday, May 7, 2012

Mother's Day Project (Grandmas, no peeking!) #CBias #SocialFabric #ExpressYourself

Mother's Day is next weekend so I thought the kids could get a head start on their Mother's Day gifts for their grandmothers.  Grandmas, please stop reading now, lol.....

Ok, I had an idea in my head, just needed to make a trip to Wal-Mart to pick up a few items.  My son had gotten food poisoning the night before so the kids stayed home with their dad this time and I went to shop alone.  For their project, I wanted them to decorate ceramic flower pots that we would plant some little flowers in.  I am always hesitant to let them use acrylic paint because they always make a HUGE mess and it makes me nervous.  The best solution to my dilemma was to purchase some Elmers Painters Paint Markers.  After picking up some "food poisoning" essentials, I headed to the craft isle for the Paint Markers.
 There was a nice selection of boxed sets, but I wanted to mix and match my own colors for this project.
 So I chose to buy the individual Paint Markers.  These also came in metallic colors and they were under $2 each.
I grabbed six colors, I had to get the gold and silver, I knew the kids would love those two.  These seem so much easier than dealing with paint, brushes and cups of water.  I also ran over to the card isle and picked up some cards for them.  Normally I let them choose the cards but our schedules have been crazy lately and I didn't want to wait until the last minute when all the good ones are gone.
I set up the flower pots on some newspaper and got the Painters markers ready, the kids were really excited to try them out.  You have to shake them well before using....
The tips of the markers are white when you first open them, you have to press them down a couple of times to get the paint to start flowing.
The colors come out smooth and don't drip or run.  I love that the kids didn't have to use brushes which need to be rinsed between colors, these were so much easier.
The colors stayed bright and didn't sink into the ceramic pots, the kids designs looked beautiful!
Here are their finished products, all we need now is some soil and flowers.  Oh I have to add that the drying time on these markers is so much faster than paint which is great for impatient little crafters.
All ready for Mother's Day.  Now we have a hard decision, which grandma gets which flower pot, maybe we need to make two more.

If you want to check out all the pictures from my shopping trip, click HERE to see the album on Google+.

I am a member of the Collective Bias™ Social Fabric® Community. This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias™. #CBias #SocialFabric


1 comments:

Maureen Fitzgerald said...

What cute flower pots! Hope your son is feeling better :(

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