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.
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
- 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
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.