This project couldn't be easier, cheaper, or more adorable...and BONUS!...it fits right inside the cards Leila got for her Grandmas and her Great-Baba.
green pipe cleaner
Sharpie or other kind of marker
- Paint your child's hand and carefully press it onto the paper. Let it dry before you cut around the outline of the handprint.
- Paint the craft stick green to look like a stem. I used a sponge-like paint brush but fingers, Q-tips, or a regular paint brush will do the trick. Set it aside to dry.
- Put glue on the back of the handprint flower and position it onto the painted craft stick. I wanted mine were short enough to fit nicely into the card/envelope I was mailing. Lay the flower flat to dry.
- Make a small loop on one end of the pipe cleaner to look like a leaf and secure it to itself. Wrap the long end of the pipe cleaner around the painted craft stick, make a loop for another leaf and tuck the remaining part of the pipe cleaner into itself. (You can also use paper to make leaves. Melissa suggested making green footprints for leaves!)
- Add the year, a message, and stickers if you'd like.