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Make-It Monday: Handprint Flowers

This week for Make-It Monday, we are creating fun and colorful handprint flowers.  While some might use this to decorate at home, another good use for this project is sending it in the mail to a friend or family member you can’t visit right now.  While this project is sure to add a splash of color to your life, it’s also a great keepsake to remember little hands with!

Find a helpful how-to video below:

 

Finished handprint flowers

Materials

  • Construction Paper or Cardstock (green, brown, yellow, 1-5 different colors for flowers, and a background color)
  • Writing Utensil
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Markers

Instructions

  1. Using your writing utensil, trace a handprint on the green paper.  Cut this out using your scissors.
  2. Out of the brown paper, cut out a flowerpot.
  3. Using your writing utensil, draw out flower shapes on the paper colors you want to use for flowers.  Cut them out using your scissors.  You will need five flowers total.
  4. Cut out five circles out of your yellow paper.  They should be small enough to be the centers of your flowers.
  5. It’s time to glue!  Glue your items together in this order:
    1. Glue flowerpot to the base of the handprint.
    2. Glue flowerpot and handprint to your background paper.
    3. Glue a yellow circle to the center of each flower.
    4. Glue your five flowers to the end of each finger.
  6. Grab your marker – be sure to mark whose handprint this is and how old they are!
  7. If you would like, you can also use your marker to add a message or greeting like “Miss You Bunches” or “Love You, Grandma”.  The possibilities are endless!

 

Make-It Monday projects will be posted each Monday (except for holidays) throughout the museum closure for COVID-19.  For a full list of previous projects, visit our Make-It Monday website.

Questions? Contact Sarah, the museum's education coordinator.