These Handprint flowers would make the perfect gift for Mother’s Day, birthdays or simply just to brighten up your day! The fact that they are so simple to make is just a bonus!
What you need:
- Paint and brush
- coloured Paper
- drinking straws
- sticky tape
Take a willing small child and help them to paint their hands and make handprints. You can take a few approaches to this using a paintbrush to paint the hand, dip the hand into a big blob of paint or squirt a little paint straight into the hand and get them to squish it around.
Once you have managed to get your child to cooperate for a few minutes and you have some nice handprints feel free to let them have some fun with the paint.
Cut out your handprints. To make them sturdy I don’t cut around each finger individually, I have some of these flowers that are over 12 years old and are still looking as good as new! But feel free to cut them out as you wish.
Place your flowers into a pot or vase and enjoy!
I got this small vase in Ikea for something silly like £1. I love the fact that it looks like a milk bottle! It’s a little too tall for the drinking straws so I pushed some spotty plastic inside to give them something to sit on. You could just as easily use pebbles or tissue paper. I then added this little ribbon to pretty it up even more.
I hope you enjoy your handprint flowers for many years to come! You could even add to them each year as you child grows 🙂