Today I’m sharing a fun craft suitable for just about any age. The kids and I put together these cute hand print flowers and sent them across the state to our Granny. Corinne is not yet two years and she enjoyed this craft, as well as William, who is three and a half. From start to finish, including drying time, this spring time craft can be done in less than an hour.
You’ll need the following:
- washable kid friendly paint
- 5×7 white heavy card stock (we used index cards)
- crayons or markers
- color coordinating construction paper
Begin by painting your child’s hand to make a hand print. Print on heavy card stock. Set aside to dry. If you’re in a hurry, you can place it in the oven on the “warm” setting.
Meanwhile, invite your child to use markers and crayons to draw the background for their flower. William drew a bright yellow sun and grass at the bottom of his paper. Corinne did the same, adding some birds.
When the paint is dried, ask your child to cut out his hand print, or if your little one is too little for scissors, you may want to do this step yourself. Paste the cut-out hand print on color coordinating construction paper and cut out once more.
Paste the layered hand prints onto the card stock background. Invite your child to draw a stem and leaves. I drew Corinne’s stem, leaves and grass, but she drew the rest of the background. She listed off everything she was drawing, and included a bear. Funny girl. (Can you find it? Me neither. 😉 )
Send this off to someone your child loves and wait to receive a phone call about how to brightened their day.
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I am Sarah, an educator turned stay-at-home mama of five! I am the owner and creator of Stay At Home Educator, a website about intentional teaching and purposeful learning in the early childhood years. I’ve taught range of levels, including preschool and college, and a little bit of just about everything in between. Right now, my focus is teaching my children and running a preschool from my home. Credentials include: Bachelors in Art, Masters in Curriculum and Instruction