This toddler mother’s day craft, a handmade bouquet, is so easy to make. While this is great for toddler’s and preschoolers, really kids of all ages could make this. Tracing their little hands, curling the paper fingers, they are the cutest flowers!
Grab your green pipe cleaners, piece of construction paper (or several), and start tracing your child’s handprint! You’re not only making handprint flower crafts, but a really sweet and pretty mother’s day gift.
This bouquet of flowers takes a little bit of work, but is one of the more fun ideas for mother’s day crafts. Trace hands using different colors of paper and follow our step by step tutorial to make flowers to give as great gifts. These are also extremely inexpensive to make and they make great gifts for mothers and grandmothers! Also, not only is this bouquet craft easy peasy to make, but it is great fine motor skills practice as well.
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Related: Check out these paper bouquet flowers, perfect for Mother’s Day, birthdays, or just because.
Video: How To Make A Beautiful Handprint Bouquet For Mother’s Day
Supplies Needed To Make This Handprint Bouquet
Directions To Make A Handprint Bouquet
To make these flowers, simply trace the outline of your hands on card stock.
I decided to trace my hand and Rory’s hand to make different sized flowers. I also used different colors of card stock for multiple colored flowers.
Cut the hand print out of the card stock.
Using a pen or pencil, curl the fingers to make petals flare out a bit.
Here is what our collection of curled hand prints looked like.
Grab a green pipe cleaner (for the stem) and using another color (for the inside of the flower) bend the pipe cleaners together to connect them. I just twisted them a bit and they were plenty secure.
Take the hand print with the curled petals and wrap it around the pipe cleaner connecting the bases of the hands, and put a piece of tape (or use the glue) to connect them.
I tied a ribbon around them and put them in a vase!
Believe it or not, the cats haven’t touched them!
Don’t have a vase, you can use a mason jar. It still makes a great gift. Just fold up the flower stems so they fit if you have a small jar. Just make sure it’s long enough the flower petal part isn’t too far into the jar.
Our Experience With These Mother’s Day Handprint Craft
Mothers day is this Sunday, and I wanted to make myself a present!
Many of you may know that my husband is a veterinarian and we both have a love for animals. This means we have a few pets; 3 dogs and 2 cats to be exact.
I love my pets dearly, however, they destroy everything! We have never been able to have nice things sitting out in our living room, this includes wonderful fresh flowers.
I have always wanted to have fresh herbs and flowers around the house, so Rory and I decided to make our own for my mothers day present!
And I have to say these handprint flowers turned out great! I still have a handprint flower that I kept as a keepsake.
I mean, what was supposed to be a fun toddler mother day craft turned into something I love. Flowers made from handprints that I can look at and remember how little my daughter was.
- card stock
- pipe cleaners
- tape or strong glue
- To make these flowers, simply trace the outline of your hands on card stock.
- Cut the hand print out of the card stock.
- Using a pen or pencil, curl the fingers to make petals flare out a bit.
- Grab a green pipe cleaner (for the stem) and using another color (for the inside of the flower) bend the pipe cleaners together to connect them. I just twisted them a bit and they were plenty secure.
- Take the hand print with the curled petals and wrap it around the pipe cleaner connecting the bases of the hands, and put a piece of tape (or use the glue) to connect them.
- I tied a ribbon around them and put them in a vase!
MORE MOTHER’S DAY FUN FROM KIDS ACTIVITIES BLOG
More Flower Crafts From Kids Activities Blog:
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How did your handprint flower bouquet turn out? Comment below and let us know, we’d love to hear from you!