Doug’s Grandmother’s birthday fell a few days after Easter this year, and Doug wanted the girls to make her something special. So the day before our Easter gathering, he guided the girls in this craft. Apparently some of the kids he tutors had brought them into the center, and he thought they would be easy enough to duplicate.

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So, without further ado ~ here is a fun tutorial typed up by me, but inspired by my Crafty Husband!!

Hand Print Lilies!

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To start off, trace some little hands onto construction paper.

Cut them out.

My 5 year old girls did both of these steps themselves, making it a true kid craft!

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Now wrap the wrists around a straw and staple. This bit required adult assistance. My girls are not friends with the stapler…

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I made a vase out of construction paper as well. I cut it to about 8″ high, and folded up the bottom 1″. I then clipped into that bottom 1″ every 1/2″ or so. I then rolled it around a thin bottle, gluing the seem at the end. Fold up all the bottom flaps and tape them well.

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Now toss some rice, beans, rocks, or some other little bits for weight in the bottom and arrange your flowers.

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Give to Grandma for lots of smiles!

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