Most of the time, I don’t mind messy. But when we’re doing something with a handprint (and it’s something for a gift), I like to be a little neater!
Handprint Flower Craft
- Paper plate
- Paint shirt
- Craft sticks
- Scrapbook paper
1) To make these flowers, paint your child’s hand and press onto a paper plate or cardstock. Don’t paint the thumb! We fit two handprints per plate.
2) Paint a popsicle stick green for each flower. After the handprint dries, cut out around it. You can laminate it for durability. Glue the stem on the back.
At this point, choose what you want to do with your flowers. We decided to make them into a Mother’s Day gift for the grandmothers. We cut out a “flower basket” and laminated it.
We glued the flowers onto the basket. Then, we glued on two clothespins. Finally, we glued magnets to the backs of the clothespins.
I really like that this is made from the girls’ handprints, but it also functions as a magnet and a place to clip papers. I love crafts that serve a purpose!
If you just wanted to use one handprint, you could use a jumbo craft stick for the stem and then glue a clothespin and magnet onto the back. You could also make a smaller “basket”.