How about one more fun and easy Easter project?
As a mom of three small children, I’m always looking for a fun and easy craft to do with my girls. I have seen the handprint flower craft several times, but I thought I’d add a little elegance with some beautiful digital papers and see what we could do.
Want to give this a try? Here’s our supply list:
Digital paper (I used papers from Fru Fru by Mari Koegelenberg and Jan Hosford)
plastic drinking straws (I used green and yellow)
small hole punch
Yummy, right? 🙂
Ready to get started?
First, I printed one of the green papers from Fru Fru on both sides of a piece of paper. On another piece of paper, I printed the creamy/yellow paper on one side and the pale pink on the other side. This would be the “flower” paper.
Next, I traced my middle daughter’s handprint on one side of the paper I’d chosen for the flowers. I think that this works best if you have them hold their fingers fairly close together rather than spread out. I also drew a pair of leaves for each flower on the green paper. I made the center between both leaves wide enough so that I could punch a hole in the center. Cut out your pieces.
Using a pencil, I curl each finger of the hand piece. Start at the hand part of the finger and roll the paper across the pencil so that your flower petal curls out.
Punch a hole in the center of the leaf piece and use the same curling technique with the leaf, starting at the center of the leaf and working towards the end.
Now you will curl the flower piece around the green straw, using tape to secure it.
Now slide the leaf piece onto the bottom of the straw.
Next, you will cut a small piece of the yellow straw. On one end, cut 4 slits in it, spaced evenly so that the end of the straw is cut into 4 sections. Now use your pencil or the closed edge of the scissors and curl the straw pieces out.
Then cut a slit in the other end of the straw so that you can stick it into the green bit of straw that’s poking up through your flower.
Then I just took my flowers and stuck them into a piece of green floral block to position them. Voila! Cute and easy table centerpiece!