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These handprint flowers are a great craft for kids. They can be turned into a beautiful paper flower present for mom or grandma for Mother’s Day or a teacher’s end of the school year gift.

Handprint flowers

I created these potted paper flowers last year for my boys’ teachers. Because the handprint flower bouquets I made the year before, became so popular especially around Mother’s Day, I think these flowers would also make an amazing Mother’s Day craft for preschoolers and older kids. Although making them involves a bit more steps than our handprint flower bouquets, it’s all worth it. They look incredible!

Paper handprint flowers

Because it was a teacher gift, I started by gathering handprints of all my boys’ classmates. Here are some tips if you plan on doing the same.

Mother's Day handprint flowers

Tips:

  • Ask the parents of your kid’s classmates to make a handprint of their children and either mail it to you or drop it off in your mailbox. If you ask their kids to pass it on to your kid, the teacher is very likely to find out about the surprise.
  • Plan ahead. Everybody is busy and you will need to send a few reminders .
  • Make a handprint with your child and take a picture to send as an example so the other parents know exactly what they are suppose to do.
  • Have the kids write their name on the handprint to make it more personal. Ask them to write their names on one of the paper fingers so all names are visible.
Paper handprint flower bouquet

Handprint flowers

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DIY paper flowers

Supplies:

DIy teacher gift from kids

How to make handprint flowers

Gather all the handprints from your kid’s classmates traced on colored construction or card stock paper.

handprints

Paint a foam ball yellow.

round foam circle

Stick the bamboo stick into the foam ball and use hot glue to glue the two together.

green handprints
blue handprints
colorful handprints
yellow handprints

Sort the handprints by color and decide what color order to follow. Apply glue at the bottom of each handprint and glue them one by one onto the foam ball.

paper handprint flower

Wrap each flower petal on a pencil to give it a curly look.

Wrap green yarn around the bamboo stick.

wooden flower pot

Place the pot onto the back of the moss sheet face down, trace it and cut out the circle.

Insert the round floral foam inside the pot and trim it if necessary so that the top of the foam is at the same level as the pot top.

pot covered with moss

Cover the pot with the moss circle and press it down gently so it glues to the pot rim.

Stick the flower in the middle of the round foam inside the pot.

handprint flowers collage
Handprint Flowers

Handprint Flowers

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Additional Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes

Beautiful Mother's Day handprint flowers for kids to make.

Materials

  • colored paper
  • bamboo stick
  • foam ball
  • craft paint
  • hot glue
  • craft moss sheet
  • round floral foam
  • wooden or ceramic pot
  • green yarn

Tools

  • scissors
  • pencil
  • paint brush
  • hot glue gun

Instructions

    1. Gather all the handprints from your kid’s classmates traced on colored construction or card stock paper.
    2. Paint a foam ball yellow.
    3. Stick the bamboo stick into the foam ball and use hot glue to glue the two together.
    4. Sort the handprints by color and decide what color order to follow. Apply glue at the bottom of each handprint and glue them one by one onto the foam ball.
    5. Wrap each flower petal on a pencil to give it a curly look.
    6. Wrap green yarn around the bamboo stick.
    7. Place the pot onto the back of the moss sheet face down, trace it and cut out the circle.
    8. Insert the round floral foam inside the pot and trim it if necessary so that the top of the foam is at the same level as the pot top.
    9. Cover the pot with the moss circle and press it down gently so it glues to the pot rim.
    10. Stick the flower in the middle of the round foam inside the pot.

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