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Mother's day traditions

Original post made by MomAndDaughters, College Terrace, on Mar 26, 2007

Hi,

Last year, my mother, myself and my two daughters made a ceramic pot for the mother's day.. each person got to do their own artwork on it and all of us signed our names. Its been a year and this pot is a joy to see ! I wanted to continue this and I am looking for ideas for "keepsake" objects, which a pre-schooler, a second grader can also participate in.

Any thoughts/suggestions?


Thanks !

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a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Mar 26, 2007 at 8:50 am

There's a place in Menlo Park called Color Me Mine (on Santa Cruz, I think) where you can docorate various pieces of pottery and they finish it. I have also heard of quilts, or quilted pillows, made of outgrown baby/toddler clothes, used as the fabric pieces. Another idea is decorating directors chair with fabric paints. If you look in the fabric stores you can often find all sorts of ideas for these types of projects.


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a resident of Barron Park
on Mar 27, 2007 at 8:27 am

Mosaics are very easy to make, low costs, and you can have lots of helpers. Michael's art supply store has mosaic supplies. We did some a few years ago using pieces of wood for the base and referring to some books for instruction and ideas.


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Posted by teresag
a resident of Evergreen Park
on Mar 27, 2007 at 10:13 am

Also, just walking distance from College Terrace, there is Create It! on California Avenue. They have mosaics and pottery painting so you could do either and it would be a nice walking outing for you as a group.