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Unique Mother’s Day Craft

Nothing warms the hearts of mothers more than thoughtful, handmade gifts from the kids. This Mother’s Day craft is great for almost all ages.

Littles will need supervision and something to protect them and their surroundings from stains.

Mother's Day Alcohol Ink Tiles

DIY Mother’s Day Gift Idea

Once you’re set up with drop clothes and art smocks, let the creativity flow. Nature has gifted us with seemingly endless designs for flowers, and you can get as crazy as you’d like with color combinations.

Pretty flowers craft for Mother's Day

Adirondack inks are sold in 3-packs with complimentary colors. However, I prefer to set them all out and combine them as I see fit. If anything runs amuck, a little blending solution on a cotton swab will clean it up.

Beautiful Mother's Day craft - alcohol ink flowers

Blank white ceramic tiles are available at Home Depot or Lowes for under 10 cents a piece. You can find them on Amazon, but they’re a bit overpriced and run the risk of arriving damaged after shipping.

Yield: 1 tile

Mother's Day Alcohol Ink Tiles

Beautiful Mother's Day craft - alcohol ink flowers

This is a perfect Mother's Day craft for all ages! Kids will need some guidance. Just make sure they're supervised and wearing their 'get messy' craft clothes. 

Prep Time 10 minutes
Active Time 15 minutes
Additional Time 15 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Difficulty Easy

Materials

  • 3-5 bottles Adirondack Alcohol Ink, in a variety of colors
  • 1 bottle Ranger Adirondack Alcohol Ink Blending Solution
  • 1 ceramic tile, any size
  • 1-2 Sharpie permanent marker, in preferred thickness and color
  • 4 felt stickers

Tools

  • 1 paint brush, fine tip

Instructions

  1. With the tile face down, apply felt stickers to each corner.
  2. Make sure the front of the tile is clean and dry.
  3. Use the Sharpie permanent marker to draw minimalistic flower designs--the simpler, the better. Go over your lines to make sure they're about 3-5 mm thick.
  4. Apply the blending solution with a fine tip brush to the inside of your image--or wherever you want to add color. Be sure to stay at least 1 mm away from your marker line, or it will bleed, and the alcohol ink will run through it. (Sometimes this is awesome and creates something unexpected and neat!)
  5. Add droplets of alcohol ink to the areas with blending solution. Be mindful of your color choices because they will mix. (Too many colors will create a dark mess.)
  6. If areas are not getting colored, try using a toothpick to drag the ink to those blank spots.
  7. Once the inside of your image is colored, apply blending solution to your background and repeat steps 4 and 5.
  8. When you're satisfied with your creation, allow it to dry on a flat surface.

Notes

If you make any mistakes, use a cotton swab with a few drops of blending solution as an eraser. If you prefer to do a full reset, you can apply several drops of blending solution directly to the tile and wipe it clean.

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More Mother’s Day Gift Ideas:

Pretty Mother's Day craft for kids - alcohol ink flowers

If you’re stumped for flower designs, do a Google search for “flower drawings” for inspiration.

Just remember to keep your flowers simple with a lot of blank space inside to give the ink room to spread.

Mother's Day Flowers in alcohol ink - gallery wrapped edges

Do you make a Mother’s Day craft with kids to give as gifts?

Kathy Eyre

Saturday 11th of May 2019

These are very pretty!! Now I know what to do with the leftover box of tiles from our bethroom redo!!

Vikki Billings

Monday 6th of May 2019

I love these tiles, they are so beautiful! I would love to make them. they are really so cool.

Buddy Garrett

Monday 6th of May 2019

These are a great idea for Mother's Day.

Lily Kwan

Monday 6th of May 2019

This Mother’s Day craft looks very fun. Thanks for sharing!

Donna Porter

Monday 6th of May 2019

I love surprises so this would be wonderful!

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