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Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Hand Print Mother's Day Flower

I think my mom might get sick of hand-print related gifts for every holiday, but I think they are just so stinking cute and that way she gets a little piece of her grand kids as they grow.
DSCN2945 Today we made hand-print flowers, complete with footprint leaves to send to Grandma for Mother's Day. K absolutely loves tracing his fingers and toes, which is probably a contributing factor to why Grandma gets so many hand-print crafts.

DSCN2947 This was so easy to make...I just traced K's hand a million (ok, 16) times and cut them out. I intentionally left the pen tracing visible because, honestly, that's what it looks like to trace a 3 year old's hands :). K got to place the hands as petals while I spread glue.

I traced K's feet and drew on veins for the leaves. Once they were glued on, I realized I would have liked them much better the other way, but too late now!

I have to remind myself constantly while doing crafts not to change or correct what K is doing unless it is to teach him. I want the crafts to be his and I just have to bite my perfectionist tongue sometimes.

DSCN2948 K took this picture himself...I think I may have a budding photographer!

6 comments:

  1. How fun! I like that the leaves are his feet!

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  2. So sweet! This is my first time to your blog, I came from the link up at My Delicious Ambiguity.

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  3. That is such a cute idea!

    Thanks for linking up to Toddler Tuesday!

    -Sarah
    www.minnesotamamasmusthaves.com

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  4. Very Cute! Thanks for stopping by!

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  5. Thanks for linking up to Tot Tuesdays. This is one of my favorite crafts to do. They turn out so cute don't they?! Please join me next week for another great party!

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  6. GREAT IDEA! I LOVE IT! I will have to try this for my kids Grandma (and one for myself)! What a wonderful keepsake! Thanks again Judy! You are so crafty! I am so glad I found your blog! :) Heather

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