Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Mother's Day Handprint Flower

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!

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".

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2 Comments:

Blogger Becky @ Our Sweet Peas said...

Love this and just completed my Mother's Day gifts for the Grandmas. I have twin 3 yr old boys and a 9 month old and this craft will be treasured. Thanks for the idea.

Did you just elmer glue it or hot glue gun or something else? Thanks!

April 8, 2011 at 9:18 AM  
Blogger Stacie said...

Hi, Becky! I used both! Hot glue doesn't always stick the best to laminating film...at least in my experience! So, I wanted to make sure it stuck!

April 8, 2011 at 9:45 AM  

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