Mother’s Day is almost here! Let’s shower mom with our love and make a homemade Handprint Bouquet!
- A piece of scrap paper
- Colored cardstock
- Crayons and/or markers
- Green pipe cleaners
- Single-hole punch
- Trace your child’s hand on a piece of scrap paper and cut the tracing out with scissors.
- Use this cutout as a template for tracing your child’s handprint onto five or six pieces of colored cardstock. (Children who are old enough to use a pencil may enjoy this task!)
- Cut out all of the new tracings with scissors. Punch a hole in the bottom of each one, just above the bottom edge of the palm, with the single-hole punch.
- After all the handprints are cut out and the holes are punched, encourage your little one to use the crayons and/or markers to draw colorful designs on the handprints.
- Fold one pipe cleaner in half for each handprint “flower.”
- Thread about ¼ inch of the folded end of the pipe cleaner into the hole you punched in the handprint. Fold it down to the secure the pipe cleaner to the cardstock.
- Twist the two sides of the pipe cleaner together to create a stem.
- Repeat for all of the handprints.
- Once all of the handprint flowers are complete, tie them into a bunch with a ribbon. Present them to Mom, Grandma or Auntie to thank her for all that she does!
*An adult should oversee all activities. Activities may not be appropriate for all ages.