We made tiles for Mother's Day with the Kindergartners... I know it's early, and it's a bit crafty, but it is something the parents love to get! Here is what we did:
1. I purchased a bunch of glossy floor tiles (glazed already) at our local Habitat for Humanity Re-Store (which is like a surplus/recycling store for building supplies). Super cheap... like 25 cents each I think. I love these tiles and they are fun to just draw on also, like we did here.
2. Then, I explained to the kids what we were going to do and drew out a picture on the board.
3. The kids had a selection of Sharpies on their table and wrote their names in the corner, and included things like "2012" or "To: Mom" on the other corners. I told them to write tiny so they would have room for their handprint. They could also add other doodles or borders if they wanted. (Steps 2-3 took about 5 minutes)
4. I then got the kids started on their next art project.
5. While the kids were busy coloring their next art project, I called the students up one or two at a time and I painted their hand with gold tempera paint. I helped them press it down and lift it up. If anything smeared, we grabbed a wet paper towel and wiped it up before it dried.
|totally cute, right?|
6. After they dried, the tiles were flipped over and picture hangers were attached with cement glue.
And usually when I read tutorials I get to a part like this and am like, "what do they mean? attach picture hangers?" So.. here is a picture of what I used:
|Picture hangers, which I also bought from the Re-Store.|
|Some of the finished tiles.. a few kids were absent and will have to do them later.|