Here is a
unique flower for children to make and give to their moms
on Mother's Day. The hand forms a sign language symbol for
"I love you."
Construction paper, burlap, or felt
Plaster of Paris
Polyester or cotton batting (is using fabric)
Ice Cream Stick or thin dowel
Colored paper drinking cup
Pencil or felt-tip pen
Container for plaster
Have children trace around their hands on tagboard with a
pencil to make a handprint.
Cut out pattern and place on folded construction paper,
burlap or felt.
Trace around pattern with pencil or pen and carefully cut
out pieces. Insert end of stick or dowel between handprint
cutouts. Dot dowel with glue to secure. Glue hands
together by lining edges with glue. Let dry. Bend middle
and ring fingers down and glue to palm, thumb out. Cover
work area with newspapers.
Mix and quickly pour plaster into cup. Insert flower and
secure until set and dry.
Paper or felt leaves may be glued to stem of flower,
White Tempera Paint
Atomizer Bottle Used for Household Cleaner
enough water to the tempera paint so that it sprays
easily. Pour into atomizer. Have child place hands on
paper. Step back and spray. When hands are removed,
silhouettes will remain on the paper. Have children wash
hands with soap and water.
Round pie tin
with rolling pin until it is about one inch thick. Cut out
a circle, using the pie tin as your guide. Have the child
make an imprint of his/her hand(s) in the clay. Punch a
hole at the top of the plaque with the nail.
plaque to dry thoroughly, then paint. Apply shellac after
the paint dries. Loop a short length of yarn through the
hole so that the plaque may be hung.
two strips of wallpaper together - back sides facing. When
dry, trim to approximately 1 1/2 inches wide by 6 inches
long, or as desired. Trim the end to a point or slant,
etc, as shown in the picture. Punch a hole 1/2" from
the top and thread with a ribbon or floss.
Cut out a
motif from the wallpaper. Back with plain or coordinating
paper. Sandwich a long ribbon between the layers.
Present her with this lovely bookmark and see her smile on
the special day.