arts and crafts

Best Mother’s Day Craft - Hands Down!

Cut out yellow, pink, and blue hand flowers in colorful paper vase
Watch your creativity bloom with this DIY flower bouquet project that allows you to create a sweet, unique gift that’s perfect for Mother’s Day! This fun art project for kids transforms your little one’s tiny hands into a vibrant bouquet that will never wilt! Even though this is a great Mother’s Day gift, it makes a great gift year round - Father’s Day, Grandparent’s Day, or just to brighten someone’s day! One thing is always for sure - little hands plus big hearts can never lose!
Time Duration: 30-45 minutes
Skill Level: Intermediate
OOLY Products Needed: Other Items Needed:
  • Scissors (adult supervision required)
  • Glue
  • Large Plate (non-porous)
Step 1: On a sheet of Lil’ Watercolor Paint Pad, draw the outline of a large vase with The Ink Works Markers. Color in with your favorite shade of Rainbow Sparkle Watercolor Gel Crayons. Transform the image into a pretty watercolor painting by brushing the vase with on water using  Lil’ Paint Brush. Set aside to dry.
Step 2: Next, you’re going to capture those tiny hands in time! Outline hands on three separate sheets of Lil’ Watercolor Paint Pad, using The Ink Works Markers. These will make up your forever bouquet.
Step 3: Color in each hand with Rainbow Sparkle Watercolor Gel Crayons. Like you did with the vase, you can add water to create a pretty watercolor effect. Set aside to dry.
Step 4: Now, with The Ink Works Markers, draw 3 stems for your flowers. Add leaves if you want.
Step 5: Color in stems with Rainbow Sparkle Watercolor Gel Crayons.
Step 6: Now it’s time to cut everything out and assemble. Cut out stems first if the flowers and vase are still drying.
Step 7: Then, cut out hands.
Step 8: With The Ink Works Markers, write a message on the vase - it can be as simple as “Happy Mother’s Day”! Make sure your vase is dry before you write on it!
Step 9: Once you’ve written your message, you can cut out the vase.
Step 10: Now it’s time to assemble your fever bouquet! Glue stems to the back of hands and to the back of the vase.
Step 11: If you want to add a little extra flair, you can decorate further with Stickiville stickers.
If you’re looking to mix it up even further, you can create flowers from the handprints of multiple children to make a bouquet from the whole family, or even trace your feet for more variety!
Put the final creation on a refrigerator, bulletin board or to decorate the outside of a present. This easy craft idea for kids will encourage their imagination and artistic skills. It’s incredibly versatile and fun. After all, everyone loves a bouquet of unique flowers!
We would love to see photos of your craft projects! Tag us on Instagram at @WeAreOOLY using #OOLYcreateyourhappy.

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