With this hand craft, you’ll learn how to make hand print flowers craft with a sweet poem about growing. These are perfect handprint flowers for preschoolers, baby handprint flowers or even a Mother’s Day handprint flowers gift!
FUN HAND CRAFT FOR KIDS
If you’re looking for a way to preserve your child’s handprint, look no further than this hand flowers craft!
When we made it, we were looking for a gift to give to grandma for Mother’s Day.
I wanted it to be personal, so I knew we were going to make a craft that provided something about my daughter.
We decided to make the handprint flowers craft with a hand poem and it turned out way cuter than I thought!
My mom loved it so much that six years later she still has it hanging on her refrigerator and it’s become a handprint keepsake! So, we can tell you that this makes a perfect Mother’s Day hand craft or hand craft for Father’s Day!
(It really is so cute!)
How do you make a paper hand?
To make hand craft paper flowers, simply choose the paper color of choice and then trace around your child’s hand. Then, cut out hands.
However, for our handprint flowers, we used paint for the hands and then cut out the flowers from paper.
How do you make a flower out of handprints?
To make a flower out of handprints, roll washable paint onto the palm of the child’s hand. Then, with fingers stretched out, have the child gently press their hand onto the paper. Cut paper flowers out of different colors of paper and glue them onto the fingertips. Now you have handprint paper flowers! Finish it off with fingerprint flowers (fingerprints in the middle of the flowers).
(SEE FULL PROJECT DIRECTIONS BELOW)
What can you make with handprints?
There are many different things you can make with handprint art:
- Handprint flowers
- Handprint butterflies
- Handprint flags
- Alphabet handprint art
- Handprint sunflowers
- Hand craft animals
There are so many hand craft ideas. Just use your imagination!
ALSO CHECK OUT: HOW TO MAKE A DIY FAIRY GARDEN
Handprint Flowers Poem
Here’s the handprint flowers poem that we used with our hand craft.
(Some people also call it the Mother’s Day handprint poem.)
I’m not sure where this saying came from so I can’t credit it here.
If you know, will you leave it in the comments so I can give it proper credit?
The Hand Flowers Craft Poem:
This is to remind you
When I have grown so tall
That once I was quite little
And my hand was very small.
I thought this was also perfect since it mentioned “growing” and we were making the flowers growing out of a pot.
Now onto the hand craft!
Children’s Handprint Craft Flower
How To Make an Easy Hand Craft with Paper and Paint
- 1 piece white construction paper
- 1 piece brown construction paper
- 5 pieces assorted bright colored construction paper
- Washable paints (color(s) of choice)
- Poem (above) printed on white paper from computer or written by child
- Free-hand draw a vase on the brown construction paper. (It doesn’t have to be perfect. It’s basically a triangle with the pointy tip cut off/straight across. )
- Free-hand draw five flower shapes on five different colors of construction paper. (If you aren’t comfortable free-hand drawing, just draw four overlapping small circles for the flowers and then, after cutting, flip them over and glue the side down that has your drawn circles on it.)
- Allow the child to practice cutting by cutting out the vase shapes and the flower shapes. (For smaller children, you can pre-cut the shapes or buy paper flowers.)
- Write or type the poem onto a white piece of paper. Cut the poem out in the same shape as the vase, just slightly smaller.
- 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 there is room for the handprint and flowers!
- 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!
- Glue the flowers onto the ends of each fingertip.
- Make paint thumbprints in the middle of each flower, using different colors for each flower. (We matched the paint color to the flower color, but you can alternate colors and it would still be really cute.) TIP: Go lightly putting paint on the thumbs or else you will just get globs of flower centers (like you see in our picture) and won’t be able to see the thumbprint. You want to be able to see the thumbprint! A good way to do this is to but paint on the thumb and then do a practice thumb “stamp” on a piece of scrap paper and then immediately onto the flower.
I left room on the poem sheet so my daughter (then age 5) could write her name and the year that she made it.
Children’s Books About Flowers and Growing
Want to make this into a read and craft?
Pair up this flower craft with these great kids’ books on gardening and flowers: