Hand Flower Craft

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We recently made a hand flower craft with a poem about being young and it turned out way cuter  than I thought! This is a great craft because it can be a gift for Spring, Mother’s Day, grandparents, birthdays, teachers and more.

Hand Flower Craft

Here’s the poem that we used:

This is to remind you


When I have grown so tall

That once I was quite little


And my hand was very small.

I though it was perfect since it mentioned “growing” and we were making a flower growing out of a pot.

Children’s Hand Flower Craft and Poem

You’ll Need:

  • 1 piece white construction paper
  • 1 piece brown construction paper
  • 5 pieces assorted bright colored construction paper
  • Washable paint (color of choice)
  • Poem printed on white paper from computer or written by child
  • Scissors
  • Glue

Directions

1. Free-hand draw a vase on the brown construction paper. (It doesn’t have to be perfect.)


2.  Free-hand draw five flower shapes on five different colors of construction paper.

4. Allow the child to practice cutting by cutting out the vase shapes and the flower shapes. (For smaller children, precut the shapes.)

5. Cut the poem out in the same shape as the vase, just slightly smaller.

6. Glue the poem onto the brown vase and then glue them both on the white construction paper.

TIP: Be sure to place the vase at the bottom of the paper so their is room for the handprint and flowers!

7. Place paint onto a paper plate or craft tray, have child spread fingers, dip palm into paint and then place the hand print just above the vase.

TIP: Keep those fingers spread so there is room to put the flowers on!

8. Glue the flowers onto the ends of each fingertip.

9. Make paint thumbprints in the middle of each flower.

I left room on the poem so my daughter (5) could write her name and the year.

 

About Author

Jacqueline Wilson is Ella's mom and a homeschooler. She loves cooking and creating with her daughter. She is the co-author of 50 Shades of Frayed: Three Moms Talk About What Happens When "I Do" Becomes "Not Tonight". You can follow her on her personal Twitter account, WritRams and on Facebook as WritRams and Little Cooks Reading Books.