With Mother's Day just around the corner, this is a really simple yet beautiful craft that the kids can do collaboratively. These handprint cut outs make lovely keepsakes and can be used in a variety of ways to make gifts for all the special people in your child's life.
Patterned craft papers or wrapping paper
Ask your child to trace around their hand from the patterned paper (or do it for the younger ones.)
If you just have one child they can do this a few times to create three or four handprints from contrasting papers.
Siblings can trace one handprint each to provide a collection, recognisable in order of size.
To make the card:
Arrange the handprints to layer and slightly overlap each other at angles, creating a flower shape.
Use glue to stick them in place.
Have your child draw a stem and some leaves underneath the flower.
They could also add sequins, glitter or other embellishments to finish it off.
To make the framed art:
Simply arrange the handprint cut outs on to some plain paper and stick in any way you choose.
Sibling handprints could be placed in age and size order like a garden of flowers, or they could be arranged in a circle or overlapping pattern.
Each child can write their name and date underneath to really make it a special keepsake gift.
An alternative for older children is to cut the handprint from pretty material and stitch it onto a cushion or a simple, framed gift, with the year sewn on at the bottom too.
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