Mother’s Day Paint Your Own Cookie
For that special mother whose love language is cookies, this “Mother’s Day Paint Your Own Cookie” is perfect! And let’s be honest. Motherhood is a blood sport, we deserve cookies.
I like to get something special for Mother’s Day for the sisters I minister to at church. So Jennifer from Confetti Custom Cakes and Cookies and I put our heads together once again. And we came up with this super cute idea after seeing the quote, “A Mother’s Greatest Masterpiece is Her Children.”
Who doesn’t love cookies and who doesn’t love to color? I had never seen paint your own cookies until just this month. They are such a fun idea! And the idea went perfectly with the quote. So I made a Ministering printable to go with the cookie.
Download Mother’s Day Paint Your Own Cookie Printable
It also reminded me of a quote from President David O. McKay.
“She who can paint a masterpiece or write a book that will influence millions deserves the plaudits and admiration of mankind. But she who would willingly and anxiously rear successfully a family of beautiful healthy sons and daughters whose lives reflect the teachings of the gospel, deserves the highest honors that man can give, and the choicest blessings of God. In fact, in her high duty and service to humanity, endowing with mortality eternal spirits, she is a co-partner with the Great Creator Himself.” (Gospel Ideals, Salt Lake City: Improvement Era, 1953, pp. 453–54.)
Download 2019 Mother’s Day Ministering Printable
Sometimes our work feels small in the confines of our homes, but the act of constantly putting another human being’s needs above your own is the most Christ-like thing I can think of. When Christ walked the earth, He spent His days serving and nurturing others. The love we give our children and how it blesses their lives is truly our greatest masterpiece.
Along with the cookies, I included the following instructions for how to paint on the cookies:
1. Get a small cup of water to dip your brush in.
2. Using the brush, wet the color dot you want to use to release the color.
3. When painting your cookie, don’t add too much water to your brush or it could smudge the cookie.
4. Color the picture on the cookie.
5. Be sure to rinse your brush before using another color.
6. Staying inside of the black lines will help reduce smudging.
You can also see Jennifer’s super cute Owl Teacher Appreciation Gift Sugar Cookies that she made for Teacher Appreciation Week. She is amazing!
Here’s what the cookie looks like after you paint it!