Portraits of Mom
Mom's beauty captured by the eye (and hand) of a child.
What you need:
- White drawing paper, 8" x 10"
- Matting or frame-cut cardboard
- Crayons, markers, pencils
- Small strip of paper, 2-3" wide
- Glue or two-sided tape
- Frame (optional)
What you do:
1. Let your kid loose, drawing a photo of mom. Tip: you can start him/her off with a large circle for mom's face, at the center of the page.
2. You can buy a photo mat or cut a 7.75" x 9.75" rectangle in a piece of cardboard.
3. Give the child the mat to decorate — think hearts, scribbles, patterns, bubbles, lines and sunshines.
4. Cut a piece of plain white paper into a 2-3" strip. It will be used as the name placard on the mat. Optional: cut forks, curls or points at the edges to fancy it up!
5. Have child write "MOM" or mom's name on the strip.
6. Use glue or two-sided tape to adhere the paper strip to the center, bottom of the photo mat. Let glue set and dry completely before doing anything else.
7. Optional: frame the matted photo for mom! Wrap and gift it on Mother's Day.
- Be sure to have your child sign and date his/her masterpiece.
- More than one kid? Have each draw a portrait of mom. Frame uniformly and hang as a quirky kind of an art collection.
- Have your child draw a new portrait of mom each year. Build a unique, fun art collection by your favorite artist.
- Use a multi-frame mat and have your child draw multiple photos that capture mom's favorite seasons, activities or outfits.