Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Craft of the Week: Hand Shaped Paper Flower Bouquet

Yes, our crafts are back. With Valentine's Day coming up, I plan to resume posting a craft every week or two. This week's kid-friendly idea I can't claim credit for creating. My 6-year-old daughter remembered making these flowers at MOPS last year. She decided to whip up a simple bouquet for Grandma and Grandpa during our recent visit over the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.

Materials Used:
  • colored construction paper
  • drinking straws (or chenille stems)
  • transparent tape
  • scissors

What She Did:
  1. Traced and cut out hand shapes.
  2. Taped each hand around a straw.
  3. Curled the fingers to form petals.
Her grandma was absolutely thrilled to receive a paper bouquet, especially when she realized that her granddaughters' traced hands were what formed each blossom. I was amazed my daughter took the initiative to make something that was so easy and meaningful to create.

This idea is linked to Works for Me Wednesday and


Mom2fur said...

That is so cool! I've never seen anything like it. I'm sure Grandma and Grandpa will treasure it for years. Your little girl is very talented!

Steph @ somewhatsimple said...

that is such a cute idea!

Jenny said...

Oh that is awesome :D

Thia said...

Those are cute!
I hope your family tummy troubles did not follow you the rest of the week.