One of the most common questions I get asked by readers is “What do you do with all the artwork?!” Which I usually answer back with “Most gets recycled.” Which is true, but with the amount we make, I still have a lot that ends up on the fridge. I love using clips like this to hold artwork and thought we could make one extra pretty, then wrap it up for a great handmade Mother’s Day gift. Although I would suggest this for 5 and up (cutting foam is tricky) you could easily have the pieces pre-cut and have younger children do it successfully, too. So make one of these, have your little Picasso paint a picture, and send it off to Grandma for Mother’s Day.
- Gather your materials. You will need 3 or more colors of foam sheets, some clothespins, magnetic tape, scissors, a pen, and glue.
- Start by drawing your flower, then cut it out. Don’t worry about perfection, because this will be the back anyway.
- Draw some leaves, cut out.
- Using the flower shape, trace a larger flower in a different color.
- Cut out and a middle of your flower as well.
- Layer and glue together on the clothes pin. Let dry.
- Once it is dry, glue the magnet on the other side of the clothespin.
- Hang your beautiful artwork with your lovely artwork!
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