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Monday, April 27, 2020

Paper Hand Flowers

Spring is rolling in and we're all staying safe at home because of the pandemic, so we could use some creative ideas to celebrate together or to reach out to the friends & family we can't visit in person! It seemed the perfect time to share an activity I first posted on this blog 10 YEARS ago!! (We originally did this in February of 2010, when my kids were much smaller than they are now)

This is one of those activities we always remember, so it's a good one! All you need is some coloured paper, straws, and scissors! Then you can use these cute flowers for decoration, for fun, or a colourful surprise for friends, family, or neighbours!

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Prepare to celebrate Spring early! (you know we're all ready for it.. at least those of us who are experiencing cold weather ;)

How to Make 3D Flowers out of paper tracing hand





My awesome brother & sister-in-law gave Talia 5 rolls of coloured craft paper for her birthday. We found a perfect craft for it here.



How To Make:

Step 1: Trace hand on coloured paper (you could use construction paper if you don't have craft paper)

Step 2: Cut hands out (not the real hands- the paper ones... haha I'm hilarious)
Cut out leaf shapes, if you wish.

Step 3: Curl hands into lily-shape, tape bottom. Stick straw through (I was so satisfied when I realized we had green straws)

Step 4: Curl fingers/petals with scissors (like you would curl ribbon) so that the petals bend out instead of stick up. Tape leaves onto straws.

Step 5: Spray flowers with perfume to make them smell-able! (I got this idea from Valerie at Frugal Family Fun Blog)




Once you've made your flowers, the possibilities are only limited by your imagination! Talia wanted to dress up & pretend she was a bride with a bouquet. Valerie and her daughter tied tissue paper flowers to the trees in their backyard during the winter- how fun would it be to stick these out in your garden?... actually.. maybe we will! :)


Funny story.. after typing this (without any clues from me), Talia said "Maybe we should put them outside... maybe they would blow away..." and I said, "Well, we could stick them in the ground..." and she looked up at me with shining eyes & said "Let's do it!", and had her boots on before I could think twice about it! :) ha!

31 comments:

  1. I don't know how you have the energy to do all these fun crafts, but thanks for inspiring me!
    Brenda

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  2. Brenda, I saw the craft bug post that you did recently- so fun! I didn't think I would ever be "into" crafting, but here I am.

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  3. Thanks for posting this! What a fun idea and I LOVE the "smell-able" part too! :)

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  4. These are sooo cute! What a fun idea! I love this craft! It's a perfect gift for moms and grandmas!

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    1. & we're all looking for ideas that don't rely on slow shipping right now! ;)

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  5. Those are adorable!! Wow, I wish my son was still little...these would be perfect for the grandparents! :)

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    1. Isn't it crazy how time flies? I can't believe it's been 10 years since we made these!!

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  6. These are so pretty. Maybe my boys will make these flowers for me

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  7. What a super cute idea! My kiddos would really love this!!

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  8. What a wonderful idea. I really love these. I'm going to have to have my daughters try making these.

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  9. This is such a cute idea for Mother's Day! Going to show my girls!

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  10. Those look so cute and fun! I would love to make some of these with the kids.

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  11. These are so cute! We're making some this week.

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    1. So glad to hear you're gonna use the idea! Thanks for taking the time to let me know! :)

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  12. How cute are these flowers! It's a great idea for a home diy craft with kids!

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  13. This is so cute! I really loved it!

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  14. I'm always looking for an easy craft for my kids to do for Mother's Day for their grandmas. These flowers are adorable!

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  15. I love this idea! Been trying to find new crafts for my little one and I to do together while stuck inside!

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  16. This will be a nice family project thanks .

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  17. These are so adorable and EASY - going to make some this week with Stella and SOfia!

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  18. These books sound great! I think my girls will love them.

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  19. I remember making these when I was young. We used scissors to curl the petals.

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  20. These look great bookmarked this for the spring to do with my granddaughter.

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Thanks for taking the time to leave a comment- I love reading them! :)
~Heather Lynne

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