This is a simple craft will become a cherished keepsake and is made from a child’s photo, a child’s handprint, and construction paper.
•A piece of light-colored construction paper (white, pale blue, pale yellow, etc.) – for the background
•One piece of brightly-colored construction paper – for the flower petals
•A photo of the child
•Green tempera paint
•A brush (or just use your finger)
•Pen or pencil
Directions for the project-Cut a circle around the head of a picture of a child (this will be the center of the flower). Cut a flower shape out of colorful construction paper. Make sure that the flower is a bit bigger than the round picture of the child, but small enough so that it will fit on the paper. Glue the paper flower towards the top of a piece of paper. Using green tempera paint, draw a stem for your flower.
Have the child make two green handprints near the base of the stem – these will be the flower’s leaves. Glue the picture of the child to the center of the flower. Write the child’s name (and the date, if you wish) on the paper.