Handprint Lilies: A Fun Spring Craft Idea

It’s been awhile since I did a craft just with Little Bear so I decided to pull out some old kids spring craft ideas. I found an old handprint lily and knew that it would be the perfect preschool spring craft. Little Bear and I have been noticing the changes that spring brings (birds chirping, leaves and flowers growing on trees, warmer weather, etc.) so I thought it would be fun to do a craft that went along with spring.

 Fun Paper Lilies Spring Craft Idea for Preschoolers - Moms Have Questions Too

To make this spring craft you will need the following supplies:

  • Construction paper (white and yellow is best)
  • A writing utensil
  • Scissors
  • Tape
  • Pencils (you could also use pens, straws, or pipe cleaners)

Start by having your preschooler trace his or her hand onto the construction paper several times. I use two handprints for each lily so I had Little Bear trace his hand four times. That way we had enough for two lilies.

 Tracing Hands - Lilies Spring Craft Idea - Moms Have Questions Too

Next, have your preschooler cut out the handprints that he just traced.

 Cutting Out Traced Hands Lilies Spring Craft Idea - Moms Have Questions Too

Use a pencil or pen to curl the edges of the fingers. Be sure to curl all of the fingers the same direction.

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The next step is fairly simple, but your preschooler will probably need a bit of your help to do it. Put two handprints together (I did one of each color and opposite hands). Wrap the handprints around the end of a pencil. Be sure to wrap them around the eraser edge so that the pencil can still be used. When the handprints are securely wrapped and look like a lily, use some tape to secure the handprints in place.

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Repeat the steps with any other handprints. Little Bear had a blast with this craft probably because he loves tracing his hand. He traces his hand in his journal almost every time I have him write in it. This is a great spring craft idea for kids because it is pretty simple, but kids love to make things with their handprints. It also makes a great homemade mother’s day gift.

Finished Lilies Spring Craft Idea - Moms Have Questions Too