If your looking for a quick but cute, yet meaningful little project for Mother’s Day here’s something you could use for almost any age. These butterfly footprints didn’t take us long at all. Seeing as A and I had already done his Mother’s Day gifts, I really wanted to get the babycakes involved in making something too. I used this pin as inspiration. Here’s what we ended up doing.
I had a couple of smaller canvases (8×10 size) in the art closet so I decided to use those. I painted a little paint onto C’s feet using various colors in various spots. Then I put his footprints on the canvas so they were in opposing directions to make the wings. I drew in the butterfly bodies using a sharpie ( I know… my drawing skills need a little help, but hey… not too bad). I was going to just paint on the letter ‘C’ but ended using a vinyl letter instead. That’s it, all done! Didn’t take us long at all. If your kids are a little older you could have them draw or paint on their own butterfly bodies as well as their initials to personalize the project that much further. C loved having his feet painted by the way. It must have felt pretty cool because he was all giggles and smiles and just stared at his feet the whole time. I think I may actually keep the one with his initial on it and hang it in his room.
There’s just something about Mother’s Day to me that screams for homemade gifts. It must be all the love that we (and our kids) put into them. I just feel like Mother’s Day calls out for them like no other holiday. With that in mind I’m inviting you to link up your favorite post(s) containing ideas for homemade Mother’s Day gifts!!
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and put it in your post or sidebar so others can share in the fun!
andie jaye says
these are so darling! i’d love it if you linked them up to my party on tuesday! http://www.crayonfreckles.com/2012/05/tip-toe-thru-tuesday-may-2.html
Would love to Andie, thanks!
Amie (Triple T Mum) says
The canvas’ are gorgeous. I would love to make them for my mother-in law!
Thank you Amie! I bet she would love them 🙂 I must confess that my mother already saw these and was head over heels.
I totally agree- Mother’s Day is a homemade gift holiday. Thanks for putting all these ideas in one place!
Thanks Melanie 🙂 Glad you like!
JDaniel4's Mom says
This are so cute! What a wonderful gift!
Thank you 🙂 I ended up being pretty smitten with them. I may have to keep one as a Mother’s Day gift to myself lol.
Wow these are so beautiful and will be such a good idea for future cards and prezzies
Thanks Adele 🙂
Thanks for hosting – lovely project ideas here 🙂
Glad you like it Elizabeth. Thanks for stopping by and saying hi 🙂
Regina Ann Designs says
These are so precious!! Just beautiful!
Thanks Regina 🙂
Patricia Torres says
aaaww.. thats so pretty.. a precious gift for mommy!! Thank you for linking into Made with love.. 🙂
Thanks Patricia, glad to have found out about your linky 🙂
Adorable! I completely agree with you…Mother’s Day IS the day for homemade gifts.
Growing a Jeweled Rose says
These are beautiful! I love it! I can’t wait to make a few for myself this Mother’s Day 🙂
Thank you! I already knew I was going to have a hard time parting with these. I think the one with the “C” on it is staying here 🙂
These are adorable. I love how you used a few colors on each foot. I love them! Will be pinning this.
Love the idea of using vinyl letters. And, I love all things using hand or foot prints. A lovely way to remember.
A woman after my own heart 🙂 Yes, I love all things handprint/footprint! Thank you for the comments 🙂
Oh this is an adorable idea! My son R has continuously said he wants to make me a butterfly for Mother’s Day. I just showed this to my husband in case my son doesn’t already have the “hows” in mind 🙂 I love it. Thank you for sharing!
Aw Joyce that is so sweet. I hope that you get yours 🙂
Trisha @ Inspiration Laboratories says
I love the tiny feet! Handprint and footprint art is always my favorite. 🙂
Thanks Trisha! Yes, you can’t beat baby-sized footprints!
The Iowa Farmer's Wife says
I LOVE these!! I saw a similar craft somewhere and I just those little feet! We haven’t done any feet print crafts (just hands) so we’ll have to try this! Pinning and thanks for sharing! 🙂
Thank you and thanks for pinning 🙂 Looking forward to keeping up with your blog now that I’ve found ya!
Curly Birds says
These are so sweet! I’ve never done feet prints – they sure do make lovely butterflies!
gorgeous! the two tone prints blend beautifully! makes hem look more sophsticated and artsy!
Toddler Titbits says
So gorgeous! Will be pinning for next year’s mothers day (UK)!
I found this blog the other day and love it, its definitely gone in my top 10! (must do a post about that soon!!!!!)
Aw, you are so sweet! Glad you found us 🙂 Welcome & thanks for pinning!
Happy Whimsical Hearts says
What a sweet and special idea 🙂
Debs- Learn with Play @ home says
So cute… and you know what? I just bought some more canvas today and I am totally going to do this. Nanna would love one from the kids! 😀 Thanks for the idea
MaryAnne K says
These are so pretty!!!
What a wonderful idea. They turned out beautiful! I just wanted to let you know that I am linking to this post at Simply Creative Kids on 4/25 if you don’t mind.
Jennifer Haas says
Not at all 🙂 Thanks Alyssa!