Handprint Flowers

What You Need:

  • White construction paper
  • Colored finger paint
  • Sponges
  • Paintbrushes
  • Paper bowls
  • Wet paper towels

What You Do:

  1. Pour each color of finger paint into a separate bowl. The more colors, the better. Just be sure you at least have green for the stems and leaves.
  2. Put a brush in each bowl.
  3. Have your child start by making the stem. Let him dip his finger into the green paint and gently drag his painted finger on the white construction paper, making a stem that is at least half as tall as the paper.
  4. Help your child paint his hand with one of the finger paint colors. Be sure to get enough paint on each finger and on the palm of his hand. Watch out because there may be some giggles at first -- some palms are easily ticklish!
  5. Place your child's hand over the paper just above the stem and then press it down slowly.
  6. Continue using different colors to paint beautiful flowers all over the paper.
  7. If your child has siblings or friends nearby, let them get in on the fun! Compare hand sizes and see how each handprint flower looks in the painted garden.

Handprint flower gardens make pretty amazing presents. Present a full garden to your child's grandparent and watch them light up as they compare the hands of all their loved ones.


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