Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Mother's Day Idea

*picture from: Kaboose
Fingerprint Poem

2 sheets of card stock or construction paper
White printer paper
Acrylic paint: purple, light blue, red, white and pink
Glue stick
Frame 8 x 10 (optional)

Print poem (below) onto white paper.
Cut poem out, curving edges around the poem making it look like a cloud.
On a separate blank sheet of white paper, use pencil to lightly draw a heart and the word “MOM” above it.
Cut the heart and MOM out, leaving about an inch border.
Glue the heart drawing and the poem onto cardstock.
Cut around the poem and the heart drawing, leaving a small purple border on each.
Glue both onto the other piece of cardstock, poem at the bottom.
Have child write their name and the year on the back of the cardstock.
Put small puddles of paint onto a paper plate, one puddle of each color except white. Make a second puddle of pink and add some white to it to make an even lighter pink. You should have 5 puddles of paint (purple, light blue, red, pink, light pink)
Have child dip fingertips into puddles to decorate the heart and write MOM. Do the M's in purple and the O in light blue. Use red, pink and light pink to decorate the heart. Let the paint dry completely. Place in frame.

Fingerprint Poem
My dirty little fingerprints I’ve left on every wall
And on the drawers and tabletops, I’ve really marked them all
But here are some that won’t rub off, I’m giving them to you
Because I’m thankful to have a mom that’s just like you!

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