A Bouquet of Sunflowers Made With Handprints Craft
Can I get an AW?! or and OMGoodness! How cute is this Sunflower Bouquet? I love it so, so much that it is in proud display on my dining room server. I walk in the room quite often just to get a big smile. It makes me happy!
If you are anything like me, and love preserving your little ones with handprint crafts, then, baby…this is the craft for you. Also, if you are a husband of someone that loves “tug at your heart string”crafts, or have a mom that loves these cute, and sentimental crafts, then this also is the craft for you. Ahem…Mother’s Day is just around the corner! 😉 😉
OK, OK, I’m shutting up…On to the tutorial on A Bouquet of Sunflowers Made With Handprints Craft
I can tell you that everthing including the vase, but excluding the sunflower seeds, for my craft was purchased at Michael’s Stores -Love the 1 stop shopping!
- Yellow Foam Sheets – The large ones 9×12 – 1 for each child
- Something to trace with – pen, pencil, etc.
- Wooden Dowels – 1 ft. in length x 1/4 in.
- Green Floral Tape
- Elmers Glue
- A Warm glue gun and glue sticks
- Vase or Jug like I have to dipslay the sunflowers in
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- Each child should get their own foam sheet to fill up with their handprints. This is an example from my 7 year old.
- You’ll trace the same hand 6-8 times, as much as you can fit in
- Leave a 3 inch square without a handprint to cut the circle out
- Cut the handprints out and your circle out of the foam
- Begin to fan them around, with at least 3 on the first layer, adding more handprints on top for more dimmension
- Finally, finish with the circle you have cut out
- Use the warm glue gun to secure everthing
- Now, let the kids attach the seeds with the Elmer’s Glue
- While you wait on the glue to dry, begin wrapping the dowels
- When you get almost to the end of your dowel – overlap 2 dowels end to end, like the picture above – this makes the stems taller
- Just keep wrapping the tape around the 2 dowels, and continuing on down the second one
- If you’re thoroughly confused – take a look at the picture below to see where my dowels get a little thick in the middle. Thats where I added the second one for added length
- Now, just display these masterpieces in a jug or vase!
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