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Thursday, April 9, 2009

Handprint Lillies

I saw this on Family Fun. Tristan didn't really take to it. I did most of the work, but he was very excited when he realized it was a flower.

So what you need...

1 piece of white card stock
1 piece of green card stock
Hole punch
Green straw
Yellow pipe cleaner

First either your or your child trace his hand on the white card stock.
For each flower you do, make that many hands
We made two flowers so I traced his hand twice.

Then cute it/them out.

On the green card stock, fold it in half

Draw 2 leaves on one of the folded sides, leaving about a half an inch stem on the fold crease

Then cut the leaves out

Once you've cut the leaves out, with your hole punch, punch a hole in the center of the crease

Go back to your hand cut out and take a pencil and wrap the fingers around it to form a curl.
Do this for each finger.

Then take the pencil and wrap the wrist end around the back of the hand.
This just makes it easier to wrap the hand around the straw.
When you've wrapped the wrist end around the straw tape it to secure it on.

Then, take your leaves, and put the straw through the hole and secure it with tape.

Use the pencil to curl your leaves as well.

Then take your pipe cleaner and cut it in half.
Bend that half in half and place it in the top of the straw.

Then you're done.


~Bobbi~ said...

I saw this in the magazine and wanted to try it. Your step by step pictures are easier to follow!

Sarah said...

My kids do these at preschool each year and they are adorable. Love your instructions - nice job! Thanks for linking :) Enjoy your weekend~

Anne said...

very cute! We are big around here on making flowers for our table centerpieces.

Katie, Kevin and kids said...

What a cute idea. Thanks for the great instructions. This would be a fun submission to ABCand123: A Learning Cooperative.
They are looking for ideas of things you can make with handprints.
Here is the link:
Happy Easter!

Heidi @ Blue Eyed Blessings said...

This has been on my list of things to do ever since I saw it in this month's Family Fun magazine. I think we'll do these before Sunday and give them to the grandparents for Easter. Thanks for the step by step "how to". Perfect!!

Katie said...

I love anything involving handprints, these look really cute and bouquet for Grandma would be sweet.

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