Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Awesome Mother's Day Idea- Watercolor Resist Handprint!

Mother's Day is coming up! And what would be a sweeter gift for Mom or Grandmom, than a handprint of her favorite munchkin. And the best thing is that it's super easy to make!

You will need:
watercolor paints
watercolor paper (I used cardstock because it made framing easier.)
artist brushes
First, cover your child's hand thoroughly with Vaseline. Yes, it's supposed to be messy! Then take your child's hand and gently but firmly press it to the paper. Have your child then lift their hand straight up off the paper. Try not to smear. You should be able to see the Vaseline handprint left behind. Then break out the paint and have fun! The Vaseline naturally resists the watercolor paint. When done painting, carefully wipe off excess Vaseline and let dry.
We made Nana and Grandma each one to cherish. They loved it! And, of course, I had to have one also!


1 comment:

  1. Watercolor Resist Handprints are always the awesome mother's day gifts as well as unique. They become the cause that put a beautiful smile on our mother's faces.