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Mother’s Day self-care ideas from Hinkler Books

As moms we often put our own needs last – we are always busy and rushing around ensuring everyone else in the family is happy and healthy, but we don’t often worry about our own self-care. When last did you take some time for yourself?

Hinkler Books has a great range of creative products, whether you’re looking for something to add to your own wishlist for Mother’s Day, to share a special gift with your Mom or simply to spoil yourself a little. From helping to find mindfulness with beautiful colouring in to simply embracing the joy of painting with painting by numbers, from creating watercolour artworks with stunning watercolour pencils to painting pretty positivity rocks, here’s my top picks. Which is your favourite?

Mother’s Day self-care ideas from Hinkler Books

Zen Colour with Pencils: Wilderness (R102)

No need to head into the bush to find your Zen, you can indulge your creativity and relax while colouring in these 24 beautiful illustrations in this Zen Colour kit. There are owls, elephants, rhinos, chameleons and more to colour in with the four dual-ended colour pencils included with the kit. Perfect for some downtime, get ready to impress your kids with your colouring skills!

Painting by Numbers: Hummingbird (R230)

If you’ve ever wanted to create an artwork but don’t have any painting experience then Painting by Numbers is for you! This complete painting kit is perfect for beginner artists, it includes a preprinted canvas, reference sheet, palette, eight paint pots and two paint brushes. Follow the simple instructions as you paint by numbers and enjoy hours of painting fun. You can also look out for Alpine Village, Koi Fish and Tropical Sunset in this range.

Positivity Rocks (R236)

This starter kit includes everything you need to paint bright art and positive messages on large river stones. You can paint them to pop in your own garden to brighten your  family’s day or choose to pay it forward and leave your beautifully painted rocks for others to discover. There are 12 different designs to choose from, including happy bees, a stunning unicorn and pretty geometric patterns. You’ll receive four river stones, three acrylic paints, one fine paintbrush, one dotting tool, five gel pens, one permanent marker and an instructional book with step-by-step instructions and photographs.

Art Marker Watercolour Pencils (R434)

This kit is perfect for any budding artist who would like to learn how to paint with watercolours pencils. There are seven step-by-step projects in the 48 page instructional book, ranging from a traditional forest landscape to a beautiful toucan. You’ll learn how to use the 12 watercolour pencils, the two brushes and waterbrush to create compositions with both pencil-drawing and painterly effects. There’s even a black fineliner pen to add details and three sheets of watercolour paper to get you started.

Thanks to Pan Macmillan for sponsoring this feature. 

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