We continue to make progress for our Mother's Day tea party!This week we put finishing touches on some big projects. First, the kids wrote letters to their Moms. Remember the super-cute "Forever Bouquets" my kiddos made last week? We mounted the letters onto the back of each child's handprint art project then laminated the finished product to create a lasting keepsake for the Moms. I also had little sticker labels of each child's class picture, so I placed a sticker on the bottom of each child's note as a cute kindergarten reminder.
Finished Artwork and Letters to Mom
|"Thank you for giving me your love." - So precious!|
If you follow my blog, you may notice that the letter looks a little familiar. It's the same printer paper I used to create the Tea Party invitations. The paper can be purchased from Michaels.
Teapot Placemats for the Party
The other big project that we finally finished are the placemats for the party. I am so in love with these. Each child had to create 2 placemats (one for the the kindergartener and one for his/her mom). To prep for these, I had a volunteer Dad trace a teapot onto each piece of 12"x18" construction paper. The students did the cutting. After all the teapots were cut out, we were finally ready to paint!
Several years ago I bought this set of plastic cookie cutters. It has 100 pieces (including numbers 0-9, all capital letters, and fun shapes for most seasons and holidays.) Such a bargain! Anyways, the set also included 3 different shaped flower cookie cutters. The kids dipped the flower-shaped cutters into paint, then stamped them onto their placemats. The next day, my students painted stems, leaves, yellow(ish) dots onto the center of their flowers.
After the placemats dried, they were laminated and I wrote each guest's name onto the front with a Sharpie.