Mom’s Day DIY

Mother's Day DIY
With Mother’s Day right around the corner, I am very proud of myself this year because I have actually gotten a jump on gifting. Small Wins!

When it comes to Mom’s Day, I love to incorporate my girls to create handmade gifts for the wonderful ladies in our lives. And this year was no exception.

Mother's Day DIY

I ran across this air dry clay at my latest trip to Target and knew it would be great for a gift. Instead of trying to create actual pottery from this material, I opted for a project that was a little more preschool friendly so we made garden stones! My mother loves her garden and I thought these would a great addition/keepsake for her to have for many years to come!

It was SO easy and both girls loved it (AKA, they didn’t need much of my help & they didn’t get bored.) Like I said, small wins!

Items Needed:

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Workspace (table or ground)
Air Dry Clay
Parchment/wax Paper
Acrylic Paint
Paint brush
Popsicle stick (for names, dates or any other wording)
Beads, rocks, jewels, broken shells – any small items that can be pressed into clay

How to:

Mother's Day DIY

1. Add a little water to about 1/4 of the clay in the container. Use more clay for a bigger circle. Roll it into a ball, lay it on the parchment paper and press it into a flat circle. (See package directions for more information about working with the clay)

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2. Press your little ones hand into the clay. It takes A LOT of pressure to make the indent so take the time to press each finger individually to create a nice hand print.

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3. Using the popsicle stick, add your wording. We wrote the name and year but you can say anything you want to the special lady in your life!

4. Paint around the print and wording- this makes the print stand out nicely. Allow to dry for about 5 minutes. (Dance parties will help pass the time!!)

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5. Start adding your goodies. Fill in every small area possible to create a cool mosaic effect. Remind the littles to stay away from the print and the words!

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Mother's Day DIY6. Ta-Dah!! All done. Just follow the directions on the package for drying time and enjoy!

I’m a family photographer in the St. Louis area. I blog about my photography sessions, raising young children and what moms should know when they’re looking to hire a family photographer. If that’s interesting to you, sign up below to get email updates straight to your inbox. Thanks for reading!

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Im Emily. Oh hey!

Hi, I'm Emily. I'm a St. Louis Family and Lifestyle Photographer and this is my blog!  

As a busy mother of 2, I know how quickly time can slip through your fingers. Being able to take the most simple and precious moments in my daughters’ lives and turn them into art that our family can admire forever has been a wonderful experience. The best part about it? I can do the same for you.



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