Monday, June 25, 2012

Paper Handprint Flowers

As you might have seen on my 100% paper mantle, I created a bunch of flowers from paper.

Supplies: Paper, scissors, a pencil, straws for stems, pipe cleaners for stamen. Optional- green paper cut in leaf shapes, and a hole punch to thread the leaves onto the stem.

First I started with some yellow and black paper, left over from the birthday banner form my son's construction themed birthday party.

Trace adorable handprints.

Cut out the hands.

Use a pencil to roll up the "fingers", so that they will curl like flower petals.

Wrap the hands around straws to create a flower shape. Tape closed.

Add on leaves if desired.

To make the stamen, cut a pipe cleaner in half, then bend each half into a "V". Curl one or both sides, then tuck the bottom into the straw.

Conveniently, Family Fun Magazine had a great description of handprint lilies that I could follow! What did I ever do before googling?


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Amy of While Wearing Heels said...

Such cute flowers. No one would ever guess they were super cool, manly, construction flowers. What a fun project!

Erika . . . with a K said...

How creative and very cute!

Simply LKJ said...

Super cute, and such a fun activity for the kiddos!!

reFresh reStyle said...

Those are so cute and what a great way to recycle!

Kelli said...

Love the paper plate baskets. I saw them on Pinterest a while back and thought they would be fun to make

Lynn Proctor said...

i love these--i will pass this clever idea along to my dil who runs a daycare!

Unknown said...

Love this! Such a kid-friendly craft. Maybe I'll try this with G in the near future...tracing her hands that is. :)

Unknown said...

What a cute project, and it's not too complicated to do with little kids! Thanks for sharing!

Karah @ thespacebetweenblog said...

Jessica - you have the neatest ideas ... especially when it comes to kids!

Eclectically Vintage said...

I want to do a post where I can use the word stamen!

Love the handprints - super cuteness!

Holly @ Life as a Thrifter said...

HOW FUN! I'll HAVE to do this with Ross!

Linda @ it all started with paint said...

I don't know how I made it through the day before Google!

When I worked at my first job in PR they trained me on the Lexis Nexis machine. It was monster big and, basically, was the internet before it had a name. And it was seriously expensive to use. So we had to plot out our searches in advance. Using Boolean search techniques ...

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