Roses are a symbol of love, perfect for special holidays like Mother's Day. Make a personalized bouquet for Mom using your child's handprint.
Note: The size of paper that you choose will depend on the age of your child and the size of his/her hands. You may want to do a little "pre-measuring" to make sure you can fit twelve handprints on your sheet of paper.
What You Need:
- Red and green tempera or washable paints
- Large sheet of green construction paper (we used 11x17)
- Large sheet of white paper (slightly smaller than the construction paper, or cut about an inch off the top to allow for a border when mounted onto the green sheet)
- Red or pink construction paper
- Black marker
What You Do:
- Paint the palm of your child's hand with red washable paint. While wet, stamp the handprint onto the sheet of white paper. Repeat 12 times for a dozen rose buds (or however many will fit on your page). (Hint: It looks more like a rose bud when the fingers are kept closer together).
- Use paintbrush and green paint to draw on the stems of the roses. Set painting aside to dry.
- Cut a heart shape from the red or pink construction paper. Use a black marker to write a message on the heart. Have your child write it if possible. Ours says "A dozen roses for you!"
- When dry, mount the painting onto the green construction paper, leaving a border along the top and bottom.
- Glue the heart with your message at the bottom of the page in the center.
Present the sweet bouquet to your loved one on her special day!