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With Mother’s Day coming up this weekend, we wanted to make a craft for all of the wonderful mothers, grandmothers and special women in our students’ lives.  We decided to create flower bouquets using the children’s hands as the flowers and green straws as the stems.

First, we traced the child’s hand 3 times.  The children then cut the hands out.  Next, we showed the children how to twist the handprints at the base so they would fit into the straw.  Once the hands were in the straws, we showed the students how to bend the petals (fingers) of the flowers over by curling them around a marker.  Once all 3 flowers were finished, we tied them together with ribbon to create a bouquet.

We did this in small groups to provide us the opportunity to assist the children as much as needed.

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