Paper Flowers:

A Bouquet of Tiny Hands

Paper flowers are a fun way to welcome in spring. When the first daffodils of spring appeared, my daughter and I picked a few for our table. Her love of flowers and an art activity at school inspired this fun spring crafting project.

I let my little one take the lead by picking out the colors she wanted to use for her flowers. This was a great way to focus on the colors we are learning. I traced her hand we practiced "glove" and "mitten" hand prints. My preschooler is still too young for scissors so I cut out hands, stems and grass. She did the gluing. We had a great time making our flowers for spring.

It is easy to incorporate kindergarten readiness skills into spring crafts too. We focused on color names and counting by counting the flowers we made. To bring in a little science, we talked about what flowers needed to grow and the parts of a flower (i.e. petals, stem, leaves).

I hope you enjoy this spring paper flower project. This makes a fun stand alone picture or you could write a Mother's Day Poem and turn it into a Mother's Day card craft. Have fun and let your imagination roam free with these easy hand print flowers.

Remember let your preschooler participate as much as possible. This helps them develop creativity and problem solving skills. Most of our project pictures are child produced so you have a better idea of what to expect.

What you need:

1. Construction Paper

2. Scissors

3. Glue

4. Pencil

What you do:

1. Trace your child's hand in the glove position for petals and in the mitten position for flower bulbs.

2. Cut out hand prints, stems, leaves and grass

3. Glue pieces together on a large sheet of paper to make your picture.

Teaching Tips:

1. Talk about parts of a flower (stem, petals, leaves)

2. Talk about what flowers need to grow

3. Talk about different kinds of flowers. You can flip through a magazine or seed catalogue for different flower pictures.

4. Focus on colors: talk about flower colors, stem colors

5. Count all your flowers

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