Gifts by Little Hands #GlueNGlitter

Probably like most mother’s, I think the most precious gifts are those made by little hands.

Thankfully my 4 year old daughter loves nothing more than to create something to show how much she loves a person. On the wall by my bed I have at least 4 pictures at any given time that she has drawn and then taped up so that I see them every night before I go to bed. I love them and cherish them because I know very soon she will grow out of doing it.

It was no surprise to me when I asked my daughter what she wanted to make for her grandma for Mother’s Day, her response was to make a picture. We have a very well stocked craft bin but somehow I knew just a simple piece of paper wasn’t going to suffice.

We headed to the store and the first thing I saw was the Elmer’s Display Board.

The tri-fold design seemed perfect to make a one of a kind Mother’s Day card.

elmers tri fold display board

I was a little bit bummed that our local Walmart didn’t have a bigger selection of Elmer’s poster products like the Washable 3D Paint Pens or Project Popperz┬« Repositionable Borders.

We were able to find some similar products and headed home to begin our work.

Once we got home though I realized that the board was just a bit too big.

elmers display board

I realized that the way the display board was put together it would be easy to separate the segments and use a small piece. I cut off one of the side segments and then cut that in half. In order to make it look nicer I covered the board with butchers paper (which is a must have in any craft bin.)

I went ahead and used a paint pen to write “Happy Mother’s Day” on the sides of our board leaving a large which space in the middle. Then I handed the pens over to my daughter and let her get to work.

elmers display board mothers day craft

Thirty minutes later my daughter’s masterpiece was complete. I thought it was only fitting that she explain her drawing for us all.

My favorite part of this project was having my daughter ask me how to draw a person. I, being the artist that I am, showed her my favorite way to really capture your subject. I showed her how to draw a stick figure. ­čÖé It was just so much fun to work with her on a project and have her be so passionate about what she was doing. She is now drawing “people” on all her drawings.

We wanted to have another gift that complimented her artwork. Luckily, this week we travelled to a tulip farm and walked amongst acres and acres of beautifully bloomed flowers. It was the perfect backdrop for me to take portraits of my kids. Naturally a picture of my “artwork” went well with my daughters.

elmers art work

*Disclosure: This shop was compensated as part of a social shopper insights study by Collective Bias. Our memories are our own.*


  1. Amy @ Dealusional says:

    Oh my goodness, could your daughter be any cuter?! LOVE the drawing!
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  2. Karoline says:

    She’ll grow up passionate about her work, whether she’d be an artist or not, because she’s nurtured by a supportive mom!
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  3. Liz Kelley says:

    Love the card Ainsley made for her Grandma~ Thank you for sharing the video, it is nice to see how much she has grown.

    Grandma K.


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