Are you looking for a fun craft that makes an adorable and thoughtful gift? You’ve come to the right place. These handprint flowers are the perfect keepsake and gift.
Gift a bouquet of handprint lilies on Mother’s Day, Easter Sunday, or even a birthday. This easy craft is so much fun and is a great activity for displaying your child’s handprint. I’m a sucker for handprint crafts.
- white paper
- green paper
- pipe cleaner
- glue or tape
- jar (optional)
Trace your child’s hand onto white paper. We used white paper so they would look like Easter lilies. However, your child can pick any color they want to use to make handprint flowers. There are many different colors of lilies from orange and purple to pink and red.
Cut out your child’s handprints. Older children can cut out their own handprints. Don’t worry about them being perfect! It is part of the memory and keepsake. Erase any pencil marks you still see during this step.
Cut a yellow pipe cleaner in half. Take one half and fold it in half. Curl the ends (optional).
Put a dot of glue on the fold of the pipe cleaner. Put the pipe cleaner in the small hole of the straw. The straw is the flower stem.
Roll the palm of the handprint around a pencil. It will begin to look like a cone shape with the bottom being wrapped smaller than the top of the flower where the fingers of the handprint are. Secure the handprint paper lilies with a piece of tape.
Put the top of the straw through the bottom of the paper lily. We used tape to secure it because the leaves will cover the tape. You can also use glue, but allow it to dry before moving on to the next step.
Draw green leaves on green construction paper. The leaves can be any shape you want. They can be circles, triangles, or an organic shape. Cut them out and glue them to the straw.
Make just one flower to gift someone, create a handprint lily wreath by glueing a bunch onto a ring of cardboard, or make several flowers to make a beautiful bouquet. Put them in a jar or vase to display them.
For an extra special touch, have your child write their name and age on a tag to wrap around the flowers.
For a group handprint craft, check out our handprint wreath. This is a great group craft for a class or family.
Here’s a collection of handprint crafts organized from A to Z that you can use when you are working on a certain letter of the alphabet, to make a handprint calendar gift, or for some inspiration on a rainy day.
Make a Handprint Heart craft as a keepsake for someone special. I like this idea for the front of a card.