Mother’s Day is this Sunday people! This year I am proud to say that we completed our Mother’s day craft early!! Whoop! Whoop! A week early in fact! 🙂
This year I decided to attempt making handprint art flower bouquets with the girls. It was an adventure! We managed not to make too big of a mess. My girls can not use paint or markers alone and they can not cut yet. So that leaves me pretty limited in what they can do alone. I decided to do a painting craft anyway and we had a blast doing it.
I let Cakey pick out the “flower” colors for her and Pie. I also let her pick where to put each handprint “flower” which explains why the bouquets are each unique.
- Assorted craft paint
- White cardstock
- Foam brush(es)
- Old sheet, newspaper, or plastic tablecloth to protect your work surface
- Cover your work surface.
- Pick out one paint color.
- Place a dollop of paint on the foam brush.
- Paint the palm of the child’s hand.
- Firmly press the child’s hand down on the card stock in desired place.
- Repeat steps 2-4 three to four times per child alternating hands as desired.
- Paint a pot or vase shape below the hand prints.
- Using a green paint, draw stems and leaves if you want.
- Allow the bouquet to dry completely.
- Write a message in marker on the pot or vase.
Cakey wanted a full bouquet so we layered the hand prints to create that effect. Well actually she just wanted to keep painting hand prints. 🙂
I think these hand bouquets are adorable! They were also fun to make! Plus they are great for other holidays or events too. We made a “Thinking of You” one too.
Creative K Kids has four printable poems and some other cute craft ideas for Mother’s Day. Plus, Tammy is so kind. She even made cute little heart printables! How adorable would these bouquets be with one of those sweet Mother’s Day poems?
Alright! Get busy! Make your momma something to hang on her fridge!
Have a blessed day!
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