Easy Mother’s Day Craft Idea for Kids with Paint Resist


Mother’s Day can be an exciting holiday for kids to celebrate. They have so much fun creating something special for their Mom. This easy mother’s day craft can create a special piece of art perfect to share with mom.

Here’s a fun art project for Mother’s Day that is sure to be a big hit!

Paint with image of MOM using Paint Resist for easy Mother's Day craft

Here’s fun way to show a MOM how colorful and special she is to you. We’re making a resist paint art project using a little help from one of our favorite stories.

Perfect for a quick Mother’s Day Craft to do with your class or playgroup too! Let’s get started!

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Mouse Paint by Ellen Stoll Walsh

Mouse Paint is a classic story that I highly recommend for all children to read. Three sweet little mice explore what happens when they combine red, yellow and blue.

It’s the perfect way to introduce primary and secondary colors in a magical way.

Mother's Day Craft Idea using the book Mouse Paint by Ellen Stohl Walsh

Easy Mother’s Day Craft Idea

For our Mother’s day craft we are following along in the footsteps of the mice and created our own special rainbow footprints. Gather your supplies first.

Then read the story and discuss what happens when the mice put their painted feet into different colors. Reading it first gives each child a little background building in color mixing before they paint their Mother’s Day project.

You can watch a video on how to make this here.

Mother's Day Craft Idea using Paint Resist

Easy Mother’s Day Craft Project Supplies


MOM Outline for Mother's Day Craft

Cut out the word MOM first before you begin. For older children leave could even create their own outline. Now you’re ready to do some Mouse painting for Mom with a wonderful surprise.

Before you begin painting tape onto your plain piece of paper lightly, you’ll want this to come off later. Allow your child to choose the placement for a little creative choice.

Child painting Mother's Day Craft

First paint with the brush red and yellow prints on the page and then mix the two colors to create Orange and then create orange prints onto the page. Then repeat with the yellow and blue and red and blue.

As they are making prints onto the paper encourage them to cover the secret message on the paper. Remind them to take caution and not lift up the word MOM at anytime while painting.

MOM outline with paint resist art project for Mother's Day Craft

Once they have covered the paper they have created all of the colors of the rainbow on the paper. Now it’s time to lift up the MOM paper and see the surprise word!

Just as the mice saved a white spot to hide from the mouse in the story we’ve saved a special place for our MOM. Turn it upside down and it also says WOW!

Yes, I know it’s the little things my 6 year old notices that crack me up.

Mother's Day Paint Resist Art Project

Once your painting is dry it’s ready to give to a special MOM for Mother’s Day! CLICK HERE for a free Printable “My Mom is a Rainbow Poem” to go with your Project. 

Printable Mothers Day Poem for Kids

Don’t forget DAD, here’s a fun twist using the word for Father’s Day CLICK HERE

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