This heartfelt craft is a special and unique way for students to express gratitude for their mothers on Mother's Day.
What You Need
- Green paint
- 9- by 12-inch white construction paper, one sheet per student
- 9- by 12-inch light-colored construction paper, one sheet per two students
- Glue sticks
- Small die-cut flowers in various colors, at least 5 per student
- Crayons, markers, or pencils
- Optional: A pattern or stencil of a flowerpot
What You Do
- Before class, cut the 9-by 12-inch light-colored construction paper into 9-inch by 6-inch half sheets.
- Help your students paint one of their palms with the green paint.
- Instruct your students to make a handprint on the white construction paper. Set the handprints aside to dry.
- Have your students cut out a flowerpot shape from a half sheet of the light-colored construction paper. Note: You may want to make a flowerpot pattern or stencil for younger students to trace.
- When the green handprints are dry, have your students glue their flowerpots to the white construction paper at the base of their handprints, as shown in the picture.
- Now your students can glue a small die-cut flower to the tip of each finger and thumb.
- Your students can give the craft a special touch by writing messages to their mothers on the flowerpots.