Tuesday, May 6, 2014

DIY Mother's Day Flowers - Handprint Paper Lily Tutorial

Happy Mother's Day!  The grandkids and I made these lovely Handprint Paper Lilies for their Mom and Great Grandmother.  

You wouldn't believe how easy and fun they are to make!

I found this Handprint Lily Craft on Easy Preschool Craft and followed it, making a few changes in order to make use of materials on hand. 

Easter/Mother's Day Handprint Lily Craft


Plain white copy paper (for lily petals)
Green construction paper (for leaves)
Bright colored construction paper (for heart label)
Yellow solo cups (for center of lily)
Any other color of solo cups (for vase)
Small wooden craft dowel rod (for stem)
Green paint
Glue dots or tape

1. Using the pencil, trace the child's handprint onto the white paper.  (If you want to make 2 handprint lilies, fold the sheet of paper in half and trace on one side.  Cut both sides together to make 2 handprints.)

2. Using the pencil, draw leaves onto green paper.  Make them as long as you want, and make sure the centers are wide enough to accommodate the center hole needed for inserting the painted dowel rod.

3. Paint the dowel rod(s) green.  The kids love this part!  

TIP:  To avoid making a mess in the house, do this step outside on the porch and use washable paints.

4. Cut a long yellow rectangular strip from the yellow solo cup.  Shape it a bit, making the two tips fat and round and the center a bit more slender.

5. Poke or cut a hole in the center of the leaf and insert the painted dowel rod.  Secure in place with glue dots or tape.

6. Attach yellow flower center, folded in half and curled a bit on the tips, to the top of the dowel rod with glue dots or tape.

7. Curl fingertips of handprint a little.  Wrap handprint around dowel rod and yellow flower center, and use glue dots or tape to secure in place.

8. Make a construction paper heart and put the name Mom or Grandma on it.  Use glue dot or tape to attach to solo cup vase.

9. Poke a hole in the bottom of the solo cup and insert your lovely flower(s).

NOTE: We had three kiddos ages 18 mos. to 4, so we made three different size lilies.

I hope you enjoy making some of these beautiful Handprint Paper Lilies for Mother's Day.

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