The day when we honor some of the most important women in our lives – Mother’s Day – is coming up soon! Sunday, May 10, to be exact. . . This year my kids and I made the cutest Mother’s Day craft, which we are sending to my mother-in-law as part of her gift. (Thankfully she doesn’t read my blog so we won’t be spoiling a surprise!)
Although we don’t get to see her that often, she loves to bake with my kids every time we get together. It is one of their favorite things to do with Grandma, so naturally we wanted to incorporate their special activity into their gift to her. With a little help from me, my kids made this cute tea towel, using their thumbprints to make cookies all over it.
Here are the supplies we used to make our fingerprint tea towel. (Products marked with an asterisk are affiliate links, which means that I receive a small commission at no added cost to you if you purchase through them. You can read my full disclosure policy here.)
- Thin flour sack towels* (I got mine at Target)
- Sharpie fabric markers*
- Light brown mult-surface acrylic paint (make sure it is suitable for use on fabric)
How To Make Your Own Fingerprint Tea Towel
First, I found a cute quote that I wanted on our tea towel. I typed it up and printed it out. If you would like a copy, I’m happy to share and you can download it HERE and print it out for yourself. (If you don’t want it to say “Mother’s Day 2015” on your towel, just don’t write that part.)
Next, I ironed the flour sack towel and figured out where I wanted the quote to go. I placed the printed quote underneath the towel and traced the text with my Sharpie fabric markers. It was really easy to see the text underneath and get some good penmanship on there. I was pretty proud of myself for thinking of that. (Hey, if I don’t pat myself on the back, who will?)
Now came the fun part . . . allowing my kids to put paint on their hands and get messy. Awesome. But it actually wasn’t too messy because I just put it on their tiny little thumbs and had them stamp around the quote. Of course they loved it.
Of course this baking tea towel would make a great gift on its own, but we added some cute baking accessories and tied them all together with baker’s twine to complete the gift. I just know my mother-in-law is going to love it as much as we loved making it.
I’m planning another special Mother’s Day gift post for later in the week, so make sure to check back!
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