Easy Handprint Bouquet Craft for Young Kids

I recently came across the idea of using a child’s handprint to make “flowers” for a bouquet.

This cute and simple handprint bouquet craft is a wonderful way for your little ones to share their love with their moms and grandmas.

This seemed both cute and simple, so I decided to help my daughters make a variation of it to send to their grandmothers for Mother’s Day. Here’s how we made each bouquet.

Supplies

  • Construction paper in various colors
  • Crayons and colored pencils
  • Chenille stems
  • Yarn
  • Transparent tape
  • Glue or a glue runner
  • 8.5 x 11 in. piece of cardstock (or a larger piece, if desired)
  • Scissors
  • Pen or marker

Instructions

Select several pieces of construction paper (each a different color) and trace your child’s hand onto them. To save yourself some time and energy, avoid tracing your child’s hand several times (it’s hard to gain the cooperation of little kids for this). Instead, trace his or her hand once, cut this out of the paper, and trace the cutout onto the other pieces of paper. Have your child decorate the hand cutouts with crayons and colored pencils (you can also use stickers, glitter, paint, etc.).

Making hand cutouts for an Easy Handprint Bouquet

Take your piece of cardstock and tape a piece of yarn that is several inches long towards its lower right corner. Place the chenille stems on the paper so they extend from the upper left corner to the lower right corner. Tie a bow around them with the yarn. Trim the stems to various lengths and fan them out, taping down the top of each. Glue a hand cutout over each (I used a glue runner and found it to be very helpful). Write a message in the lower left corner for your recipient.

This cute and simple handprint bouquet craft is a wonderful way for your little ones to share their love with their moms and grandmas.

It’s so easy! In fact, the most difficult part for me was getting both of my girls to look at the camera when I tried to take a picture of them with one of the bouquets!

The Girls with an Easy Handprint Bouquet

Are your kids making anything to give to their grandmothers for Mother’s Day? If so, what?

Shared at the following:

The Art of Home-Making, Coffee and Conversation, Friday Frivolity, and Tuesday Talk.

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Comments

  1. This looks cute and fairly easy to make! I like the idea of including pipe cleaners to add texture! Thanks for sharing here.

    God bless,
    Patty

    • Shannon says:

      Hi Patty,
      Easy to make is key around here! We had fun with it. I, too, like the pipe cleaners for texture.

  2. so cute!! Happy Mother’s Day!!

  3. I love this idea! There’s so few crafts you can really pull off with the very little ones. This one is an excellent idea. Thanks for linking up to Friday Frivolity! Xx

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