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Handprint Flower Cards For Mother's Day

14/08/2014 16:47 | Updated 22 May 2015

Handprint flower cards for Mother's Day

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.

Materials needed:

Patterned craft papers or wrapping paper

Pen

Scissors

Card

Glue

Picture frame

Directions:

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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