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Sonoma Family Life Magazine

Kids Handy Bouquet

Nov 11, 2014 07:14PM

What you’ll need:

  • Five pieces of construction paper
  • Green chenille stems—1 for each flower
  • 8–10 inches green ribbon
  • Pencil
  • Ruler
  • Scissors
  • Stapler

What you do:

  1. Spread your fingers and trace your child’s hand on the colored paper with the pencil. Do this on each color so you have several flowers.
  2. Cut the handprint around the pencil lines. At the bottom of the handprint, roll the paper from the thumb to the side where the pinkie is. Put aside.
  3. Bend the chenille stems over about 1 inch from the top. Place the bent end inside the curved handprint. Line up the bent piece of stem at the bottom of the handprint.
  4. Roll the hand at the bottom to create a cone where the stem is. Staple the bottom of the cone across the chenille stem. Do this for all of your hand print flowers.
  5. Use the pencil to roll all of the fingers of the handprints outward from the center of the flower.  This will create a blossoming flower.
  6. When you’ve finished all of the flowers, put them into a bouquet. Use the green ribbon to tie all the stems together underneath the blossoms. These are the leaves. Put them into an empty glass or on a tray for Mom’s breakfast in bed.