It's an all-too-common scene: you see an idea on Pinterest that you just have to re-create, except the finished product looks nothing like what you envisioned. The bright side is that it makes a good story to tell (or, in this case, a good picture to share) because every single mom has been there, done that. Read on to check out self-proclaimed #PinterestFails from moms on Instagram that will make you feel better about that one time you too botched your kid's birthday cake.
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When you try to re-create an Up-inspired photo, but your sick and tired baby crosses paths with high winds and popping balloons.
Source: Instagram user gabemetzger 
When you try to make one of those cute mural meals, but no one can figure out what it is supposed to be!
Source: Instagram user lalahh07 
When your birthday pancakes look cute but taste awful.
When you try to create marshmallow Olafs, but they don't really turn out looking like much of anything.
Source: Instagram user beckiek 
When you try to make shaving cream Easter eggs, but it just turns into a colorful shaving cream mess.
Source: Instagram user erinbuie 
When your toddler likes colored water so much, he turns your kitchen into a green skating rink.
When your kids' crafting fail is actually really cute.
When you try to make a handprint-in-handprint image, but you just end up with a bunch of pages of handprints.
Source: Instagram user ddeparis 
When you're proud of yourself for doing the picture-in-a-picture idea only to realize later that she's holding her sister's baby photo instead of hers.
When you try to re-create your pregnancy photo that compares your baby to the size of a pineapple, but he is too big.
When you spend hours re-creating a water blob you saw on Pinterest, but your kids make a hole in it after five minutes and it collapses.
Source: Instagram user wgantt1309 
When you try to make colored Play-Dough, but you get a quiche look-alike.
When cute edible monsters actually become a scary sight.
When you try to make Mickey and Minnie pancakes, but they just look like bears.
Source: Instagram user sabrine_marie 
When you try to re-create a tongue-in-cheek picture, and your child will have nothing to do with it.
Source: Instagram user samanthatalleyholmes 
When you try to pull an April Fools' Day prank on your kids, but they're so freaked out by the colored milk that they refuse to drink it.
Source: Instagram user purposeblog 
When you try to take a cute Easter bunny picture, but you just get adorable rolls and more rolls.
Source: Instagram user rachel__elder 
When putty was the goal, but it looks like milk instead.
When she was supposed to stick the puff balls and pipe cleaners onto the contact paper on the door but had other plans instead.
When your daughter expects an Elmo cake for her second birthday, but she gets a pink blob instead.
When you envision cute Oreo pops for your daughter's Minnie Mouse party, but they end up looking like a child made them.
When you try to make goo at home, only to end up staining your kids' hands pink.
Source: Instagram user clackore 
When you try to hide your baby in a basket filled with Easter eggs, and your baby is hiding on his own.
Source: Instagram user kclaidman 
When you DIY  a Minnie Mouse bean bag toss, but the kids think it's a rabbit.
When the pumpkin picture opp you envisioned turns into a cry fest with seven babies.
When you try to celebrate your baby's birthday with a crib filled with balloons, and all she can do is cry!
Source: Instagram user emilygal 
When he tastes the edible Play-Dough and makes that face.
When you take pictures every month of your baby with the same stuffed animal to measure his growth, but at 6 months, he refuses to sit still.
When you get excited about teddy bear toast, but your daughter says you failed.
When you try to make sombrero cookies for Cinco de Mayo and your kids tell you they look like boobs.
Source: Instagram user hlpatterson 
When you make a water play activity for your kids and the dog starts drinking the water.
Source: Instagram user ewbabyberry