Today is dreary – it is June 1st but here in Maine it is about 50 degrees out and raining. Our furnace has been running pretty much all day and its still cold in the house. I decided the kids and I needed to do something to help us remember that it was the first day of June and pretty much summer so we made Handprint Sunflowers.
I love sunflowers – so I decided that would be the perfect project for today. Usually I plant them outside along our fence on Mother’s Day weekend but that didn’t happen this year due to circumstances beyond my control. So instead of the real flowers outside this year I will have these Handprint Sunflowers! The inspiration came from Pinterest – the actual page that it came from is no longer active but I have linked you to the picture I pinned.
- Brown, Green and Yellow paint
- One paintbrush (I painted the kids hands with the yellow paint and didn’t use the other two brushes as they just used their fingers)
- One paint tray
- White Paper
- First we made the handprints – I painted the kids hands yellow – did one handprint and then touched up the paint before continuing to make the full circle of handprints
- I let the kids go play for about 15 minutes to let the yellow paint start to dry
- Next the kids dipped their thumb into the brown paint to make thumb prints that are the sunflowers center
- Finally I had the kids dip their pointer finger into the green to make the stem and leaves
This was super easy and both kids enjoyed making the handprint sunflowers. It would be nice to give as a handmade gift. I think I will buy a couple canvases and have the kids redo this project so I can hang them in my kitchen (my decor is sunflower themed).