Spring is in the air! And I know because pollen has covered everything in our yard. I cannot say I love how the pollen makes me feel but I do love seeing all the trees and flowers start to bloom. I just love flowers. Real, as well as the ones crafted with the kids–like this handprint flower pot craft!
Mother’s Day is coming up soon here for us so I wanted to make a flower craft with the kids. Something we could have fun doing and a handprint keepsake for me. This craft is not just great for Mother’s Day, but is also a great spring time craft on it’s own. I am just loving having a bit of spring inspiration in my house…without all the pollen!
Handprint Flower Craft Supplies:
- white cardstock paper
- paint in different colors
- glue and glue stick
- brown construction paper
- washi tape
- green craft sticks
…and of course little hands!
How to make the handprint flower pot craft:
To start let the kids pick out a paint color. Paint the kid’s hands and make prints on the white cardstock paper. Leave and let them dry.
Once the handprints are dry cut them out. If the kids are older they can help with this step. Now take the brown construction paper and trace out a pot. Cut the flower pot out and grab some glue.
I laid everything out on the paper before we started gluing. I had to see how it would all come together on the white paper. I had the kids glue down the green Popsicle sticks and then the brown flower pot over them. Then they glued on the handprint flowers. Last we added a little polka dotted washi tape to decorate the pot. Now I had a beautiful spring craft to enjoy, but most of all, a great keepsake art project from the kids.
I found this sweet poem and made my own graphic. I printed it out and glued it to the back of the Mother’s Day craft. You could write the poem on the flower pot too.
Isn’t that so sweet? For another Mother’s Day craft kids can make check out these turtle themed Mother’s Day cards!