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We all know how grandparents love homemade gifts—especially ones with our children’s hand prints. If you’re looking for something crafty to give the grandparents or even to decorate your own dining room table this Easter, look no further! Try out these cute lilies made out of your child’s hand print!
- Construction paper of various colors
- Pen or pencil
- Pipe cleaners/chenille stems
- Green paint and white paper if you’re feeling ambitious!
Trace your child’s hand on various colors of construction paper with your pen or pencil. If your children are preschool aged or older, allow them to cut out their own hand print. Sure, it won’t be perfect, but it will be even more special because they made them.
Take the fingers of the hand prints and curl them slightly around the pen or pencil. Then let them go. This will give the fingers more of a blooming feel when you make them into flowers.
Wrap the palm of the hand print, fingers curling outwards, around the pipe cleaner and staple it on. I’ve found staples work so much better than glue or tape to get the flower to stay put.
Add leaves to the pipe cleaner. You can cut out green leaves from construction paper, or you can try making the gift even more personalized. Try painting your child’s finger green and making finger prints on white paper to create the leaves! I made glued two finger prints back-to-back to create the leaves.
You have your flowers! Make as many or as few as you want. You can add them to a vase and use them as a center piece this Easter!