Some Sweet Foot Lovin’ For Mother’s Day

This time of year we are always busy preparing something for those loveliest of people…  Mommies.

This May we are making foot soaks for pampering hard-working feet and to go with it?  The cutest footprint butterflies!

Footprint Butterflies

We started on our butterflies yesterday.  They are really easy to make and the kids love it!  I think mostly because they get to have their feet painted and who wouldn’t get a kick out of that?  It tickles and it is silly!

For time purposes I drew the butterfly’s body for each child with their chosen color, though you could certainly have the child do this part.   Then they drew in the face.  We got some cute facial expressions!

With the butterfly body all set up, I had the child choose the colors for their butterfly’s wings and I asked them how they wanted their feet painted ~ all the colors on each foot?

Or one foot painted one color and the other foot another? With the kid sitting in a child-size chair, the fun began… we painted their feet and pressed them down on paper.

Lots of giggles ensued and with many other little ones watching on, we had a fun morning together.  Doing just one foot at a time made it easy to keep the mess under control.  I helped them place their foot in the right spot to make butterfly wings.

Then we finished with a quick rinse in a tub of water and I wiped their feet off with a towel I had on hand.

Foot Soaks

This coming week we are going to make foot soaks to go along with our butterflies.

Here is the recipe we are going to use:

  • 1 cup of Epsom salts
  • 1/2 cup of baking soda
  • 1 Tbs of ground ginger
  • 1 Tbs of lavender blossoms
  • A 4 to 8  drops of essential oil ~ I will let the children choose their favorite for their mommy from lavender, cedarwood, cardamom, ylang ylang, rose geranium, spearmint and rosemary.

Combine all ingredients in a bowl and stir.  Tie off your bag with a pretty ribbon or twisty tie.  Add a label with information about the ingredients and how to use it.  This recipe will make enough for one to two mommies.  Increase the proportions as needed.  Easy Peasy!

Note:  Using a foot bath is easy and relaxing.  Just use a bowl or basin with enough room for your feet.  Fill it with warm water.  Put your feet and then your foot soak in and relax.  I like to keep a towel nearby to dry off with and a nice foot oil or shea butter to put on afterwards.  Then top off with some snuggly socks!  Heaven.  Heaven for Mommies….

The Gift

Often I will use simple brown paper bags at the preschool.  For gifts there is nothing better.  I let the kids decorate the bags and then we wrap up our gifts.  For Mother’s Day, I plan to package them all up something like this:

Shared On: It’s Playtime!Tender MomentsEco-Kids TuesdayThe Kid’s Co-opKid’s Get Crafty, Friday’s Nature Table

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Categories: Aromatherapy For Kids, Bathing, Essential Oils, Herbal Gift Ideas, Herbs For Kids and Mamas, Lesson Plans For Preschool And Home, Mother's Day, Playing With Herbs | Tags: , , , , , , | 15 Comments

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15 thoughts on “Some Sweet Foot Lovin’ For Mother’s Day

  1. gosh.. i love this idea.. so super cute!!

  2. Oh see I really like yours too. I never thought of doing the four prints. Super cute!!

  3. I love the footprint butterflies – so cute! And the foot soak sounds wonderful. Great ideas. 🙂

    • Thank you! I was hoping to do more with the kids to make a pedicure basket for each momma with salt scrubs and foot creams but I am happy I got to do the soaks and foot prints!!

  4. So sweet! What a lovely surpise for mom!
    Thanks for your link up to Made With Love,
    Angelique

  5. These are lovely! Thanks so much for sharing on this week’s Kids Co-Op Linky!

  6. So totally loved your idea.. that I’ve featured you on CD fb page today.. Have a look see… http://www.facebook.com/ColoursDekor

    Don’t forget to join the Made with Love party in June.. (starting this Tuesday!) 🙂

    • Patricia,
      Thank you for your kind words and for sharing this project. It was a fun one for sure! I will check out the party!

  7. Hi would you mind sharing which blog platform you’re working with? I’m going to start my
    own blog soon but I’m having a difficult time selecting between BlogEngine/Wordpress/B2evolution and Drupal. The reason I ask is because your layout seems different then most blogs and I’m looking for something unique.
    P.S My apologies for being off-topic but I had to ask!

    • HI Kandace,
      It is difficult to figure which blog platform to use! I use WordPress with a custom theme. Good luck!!

  8. Very nice! What a sweet gift for the mommies!

  9. Pingback: Tender Moments with Toddlers & Preschoolers Linkup #13 | Teaching Mama

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