a wood or cardboard base
a large wood ball (you can order these on amazon here)
glitter, of course, glitter
tempera paint in squeeze bottles. I love Mala paints from ikea.
a shallow tub
oil pastels and liquid watercolors optional
First talk about what a trophy is and why you think your mom deserves a trophy. She’s the best! Duh.
Then, decorate your wood base with oil pastels and liquid watercolors.
Invite your child to squeeze these awesome mala paints all over the paper.
Do it over and over again as long as everyone is having fun. Get that wood ball nice and painted. Next, you’re going to glue the wet paint ball onto the base. This part can be a little slippery and slimy but you want your ball to be wet so you can add tons of glitter on top. Shake, shake, shake your glitter all over the trophy ball.
Now is a really great time to discuss why your mom is so awesome and why you’re giving her this trophy. We actually made these trophies for our moms and ourselves. The kids got to choose who they were making the trophy for. We wrote who the trophy was for on a little piece of wood and glued it to the front of the trophy. We also wrote a quote to the trophy recipient on the bottom of the wood base once it dried.
Happy Mother’s Day to all the mamas, caregivers, and educators out there. Sending you a virtual trophy for being awesome! xo, Meri