Monday, May 14, 2012

Hand Print Flower Bouquet with Printable

These handprint flower bouquets turned out DARLING!


They were more teacher-assisted than I prefer for the under-4 crowd, but they make a cute keepsake of hand and finger print art. I believe 4 and over could do independently. 

We used them as a Mother's Day card on a 1/2 sheet of cardstock, but they would be a good craft for a Grandparent's Day card or garden, spring, or flower theme as well.

I loved the poem, but wanted a different font and pot design than the ones I found. So I re-did it in a 4 set to print out on the colored paper of the child's choice. I made the outside lines much wider to make it easier for little ones to cut out. 

My file has 4 different font styles and one page of blank pots. 


1. We did the handprint first, let dry 
2. Decided on the pot colors, printed out poem and cut out and glued on with a glue stick

3. Decided as a group on the flower colors we would use, and then stamped the flowers one color at a time using finger prints, let dry
4. Stamped the yellow centers using thumb prints
5. Wrote the child's name and the year at the bottom

I found the craft on Pinterest and followed the links to funhandprintart.blogspot.com and on to the poem from Tip Junkie.

SKILLS:
Social: following directions, taking turns
Math: counting fingers/stems, flowers, petals and centers; who has the tallest/widest/smallest handprint; left/right hand
Art: creative expression, color choice, mixed media, process art
Language and Literacy: poetry, headings, vocabulary, sentiment, writing name and date
Science: flower physiology
Fine Motor: hand and finger prints, cut, glue, writing
Tags: spring, Mother's Day, flower, garden, theme, unit, craft, art, handprint, hand, print, flower pot, bouquet, flowers, fingerprint, fine motor, daycare, childcare, preschool, pre-k, prek, kindergarten, first grade, 1st grade, paint, cut, paste, glue, poetry, poem

1 comment:

  1. If you've never seen one, they're basically plump frames. Instead of having room only for a thin, flat paper like a frame, send online flowers to singapore

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