DIY Trophies for kids - make someone feel really good todayWe made trophies for our favorite people in art class a few weeks back.  I’ve been waiting to post about them because I thought they’d make great Mother’s Day Trophies.

DIY Trophies for kids - make someone feel really good todayYou can use the materials listed or improvise with recycled materials, like the one below, and then spray paint.mother's day trophy

Supplies

You’ll need…

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

DIY Trophies for kids - make someone feel really good todaySteps

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.

DIY Trophies for kids - make someone feel really good todayNext, time for some super fun.  In a shallow tub place a large sheet of paper.  It really doesn’t matter what kind.

Invite your child to squeeze these awesome mala paints all over the paper.

DIY Trophies for kids - make someone feel really good todayDrop the wood ball into the tub and move it all around by holding the sides of the tub and rocking it in different directions.

DIY Trophies for kids - make someone feel really good todayDo it over and over again as long as everyone is having fun.  Get that wood ball nice and painted. DIY Trophies for kids - make someone feel really good todayNext, 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.

DIY Trophies for kids - make someone feel really good todayNow 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.

DIY Trophies for kids - make someone feel really good todayThey all came out super sweet.  I don’t know about you, but I’d love to get a Mother’s Day trophy for being an awesome mom.

Mother's Day trophyIf you like this idea, you might like some other Mother’s Day ideas we’ve done over the years.  Check out…

Mother’s Day Banners

20 Handmade Mother’s Day Ideas

Mother’s Day Bouquets

Happy Mother’s Day to all the mamas, caregivers, and educators out there.  Sending you a virtual trophy for being awesome! xo, Meri

DIY Trophies for kids - make someone feel really good today