I made this adorable Handprint Flowerpot keepsake with my son for Mother's Day. We made a similar one a year and a half ago and it was fun to see how much his little hands have grown since then. It even has a cute poem to go with it!
For this handprint project, you will need a bigger piece of paper- I used 12 x 12 card stock (I was able to fit the one I made when my son was a year old on regular-sized construction paper).
Place 2 green handprints in the center of the page.
Next, cut a flowerpot shape from a sheet of construction paper. Glue it underneath the green handprints.
Add some wavy, green stems.......
.... and then paint in leaves ( it might also be cute to use fake leaves from the craft store).
After the green paint has finished drying, add in the centers of the flowers. I made these using my son's thumbprints (or fingerprints) dipped in blue, orange, and purple.
For this next step, keep in mind that gentle presses make more of a circular shape and harder presses will form more of an oval shape. I dipped my son's thumb (or you could use a finger) in yellow paint and pressed it firmly down in 4 spots around each of the flower centers.
Repeat with the rest of the flowers.
To finish, I used glitter glue to write in Happy Mother's Day!, the year, and the line inside the leaves (see 1st photo).