Wednesday, May 11, 2022

A Mother's Day Project

Mother's Day was Sunday. Last week, with Mother's Day approaching, I realized the class had to do some project for their mothers. 

So, I went online and searched for art projects that kids could do. These students are chronologically adults, but mentally they are very much still kids. 

I found one that I thought was very cute and totally doable for them. It was a butterfly that they used their handprints on to form the wings. I printed out the poem. We had paint in class. And on Tuesday we took the time to get them to do the handprints. 

They picked the colors they wanted. And they put their handprints on the page. 

(Two of the students didn't participate. Doris told us no, and considering how things went the last time we asked her to paint something, we let it go at that. And Natalie wouldn't leave her computer. Natalie is in foster care anyway, so she wouldn't have had a mother to give it to.) 

We let these dry overnight. Then the students were able to color and personalize these a bit more.

It was a good thing we did them early in the week. Jayden didn't come to school on Friday. (And I had enough warning to let him take it home Thursday.) 

Then, on Friday, I had them pack these into their backpacks in the morning. And then Jonas was picked up from school early. So his went home with him, too. 

I hope their moms liked our little project. It's too bad we'll be out of school for Father's Day as I'm sure we could have found something fun to do for their fathers as well.

17 comments:

  1. What a cool project! The Husband told me that experts says handprints was one of the first art techniques used.

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  2. Nice selection of different styles.

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    1. They got to pick their own colors and how they put their hands on the paper. I mean, it's art. Art can be how they want it to be.

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  3. Good for you. Haven't seen such in years. Great memories.

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    1. Yeah, it's fun even if it is an elementary school type project.

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  4. That's a sweet project. I hope that the moms were glad to have received them!

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  5. They turned out great. Hope everyone had fun.

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  6. I can't imagine the moms didn't love and appreciate them!

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    1. Can't say for sure. I haven't heard back from any of them. And the students aren't saying.

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  7. I'm sure their Mum's appreciated your effort.

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  8. I sure hope everyone appreciates your efforts. Nicely done!

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    1. I think they'll appreciate their child's handprints more.

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