Do Small Things With Great Love!

Mother’s Day is quickly approaching, and we’ve compiled a list of our favorite projects with links to full instructions. Create a gift for mom or find a project to create with her and create memories and art! And remember, whatever you make she is sure to enjoy because it will be from your heart! As Mother Teresa said, “Do small things with great love!”

PreK through 2nd Grade

Spring cupcake flowers:

This is a cute, easy project that only requires markers, pipe cleaners, cupcake liners, scissors (optional), and your imagination!

Tea Cup Cards:

Hang on to your egg cartons! This adorable recycled art project uses egg cartons, pipe cleaners, and construction paper to make the sweetest card you’ll ever receive!

Heart Fingerprint Tree:

This would be a fun project to create together. Mom can help with the heart stencil and tree limbs and then your little ones can fill in the tree with their fingerprints. Make a sweet memory AND art!

Hand Stitched Cards/Art:

A parent will have to help out with this project too as holes are punched through the cardboard with a hammer and nail but no fancy equipment is needed to make these adorable cards! You could also use construction paper or cardstock and then a hammer wouldn’t be necessary to make the holes. Added bonus: this is a fun way to learn a basic hand stitching!

3rd Grade through 6th Grade

Milk Jug Necklace:

This recycled art project uses milk jugs and embroidery thread to make a funky necklace inspired by current trends that mom will love to show off!

Food Stamped Tea Towels:

Hang on to your citrus and potatoes that might be a little past their prime and use them for this easy stamping project. This would likely work with any cotton fabric you might have but Walmart carries inexpensive cotton tea towels in their craft section that you could easily add it to your next grocery order!

Puffy Sidewalk Paint:

Create beautiful sidewalk art for mom with this easy to make sidewalk puffy paint! It’s safe for the environment and can be made with items you have in your pantry. The only supply you might have to buy or search for would be squeeze bottles but consider reusing condiment containers instead to make this project even more earth friendly.

Nature Weaving:

If you have yard and access to nature you can make this beautiful project! Take mom and a nature walk and you can both gather leaves and flowers to use in your design. A fun alternative to a traditional bouquet!

Middle School and High School

Pounded flower tote bag:

We imagine you can use this method on any cotton fabric. Supervision necessary as a hammer is used to press the flowers. Fun, easy way to make beautiful naturally dyed textile art!

New Sew Felt Flower Bouquet:

Give mom a bouquet that will last forever! All you need are felt squares, twigs, and a hot glue gun.

Recycled Storage Baskets:

Who doesn’t love more storage??? This earth friendly weaving project can be made with supplies you likely already have at home: plastic shopping bags, scissors, needle, and thread!

Flower Pop-Up Cards:

These dazzling cards are made entirely from cardstock and little glue! This tutorial highlights the Cricut machine to speed up the process but you could get the same results with scissors or an Xacto knife.

We hope you found some inspiration for a gift to celebrate mom! Make sure to share your creations with us (after she’s received them, of course) by tagging the museum or by using #wmainspired!

Youth Art Education Policy

Outside of tours, family days, and open house events, individuals who are not enrolled in a class are not allowed in WMA classrooms except by written permission of the Executive Director. Parents may not join children in the classroom during instruction times in order to ensure an atmosphere conductive to creativity. It is important to limit the number of adults to keep the focus on the kids, their learning, and to accommodate limited seating in the studio. Parents are welcome to stay in the museum during class but must remain outside of the classroom during instruction time.

Museum educators are experienced in creating positive learning environments for all ages and are required to go through a background check to ensure the safety of our students. Parents and guardians are encouraged to visit the studio at the end of class to see what their child has created. All docents and volunteers working with children are also required to go through background checks.

Thank you for understanding our policy and priority on the safety and well-being of participating students.

Refund Policy

The Wiregrass Museum of Art may cancel any class with insufficient enrollment; students will be notified and given a full refund. If a student withdraws at least 1 week before the class begins, he/she will be refunded for the full cost of the class. If a student withdraws 24 hours before the class begins, he/she will be refunded for half the cost of the class. There are no refunds after the start date of class, and membership fees are nonrefundable. Students are not enrolled until complete payment is received.

Terms and Conditions

The Wiregrass Museum of Art reserves the right to photograph and reproduce chosen works publication, publicity, and educational purposes. Participation in this exhibition shall be an agreement on the part of the artist to these conditions. The museum reserves the right to exclude works submitted without appropriate preparation (documentation, mounting hardware, suitable frame/mat, etc.), or which are damaged or incomplete. The museum is not responsible for the safekeeping of any works left in its care ninety (90) days after the close of the exhibition.

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