As a parent I loved to get hand print crafts from my kids. As we decorated the tree this year I came across hand prints of my daughter when she was 3 years old. I am so thankful someone took the time to create a hand print keepsake. You can make your own keepsake this year incorporated in a beautiful poinsettia.
- Black construction paper (backdrop)
- Red construction paper (flower petals)
- Green construction paper (leaves)
- Yellow construction paper (pollen)
- Trace the child’s hand 6 times on the red construction paper and cut out. I let my kindergartners trace and cut out their own hand.
- Trace two large leaves on the green construction paper and cut out. (I trace for the kids and they cut out the leaves.)
- Trace 4 circles about ½ inch in diameter on yellow construction paper and cut them out.
- Glue the red hand prints on the black construction paper. Glue the palms overlapping in a circular pattern.
- Glue the green leaves in opposite corners of the poinsettia by placing them under the hand prints.
- Glue the yellow pollen circles in the center of the poinsettia.
This hand print keepsake is a beautiful display of your child’s artistic ability and can also be made to give as a gift.
Robin Greene is a Kindergarten teacher. She enjoys making keepsake crafts that the kids can make and the parents will keep for years to come. Being a mom of two teenagers, Robin knows the value of such artwork. She enjoys sharing her ideas with you by writing for mybabyclothes.com. You will be surprised by the selection of unique baby clothes, picture perfect tutus and gorgeous headbands.