Handprint flower messages


There’s no gift quite like a handmade gift. These handprint flower messages were really easy and quick to make – which came in handy when I realised i’d forgotten to buy 3yo’s preschool teacher a card to go with her present! She loved her thank you flower, so did Ted’s Granny who we also made one for.

Along side the message on the front of the leaves you could also write on the back of the handprint if you need more room.

Here’s what you will need to make your own!

  • 1 Piece of white card
  • Green card
  • A Green paper straw
  • Felt tips
    (you can use paints but it will take longer to dry)
  • Scissors
  • Mini Glue gun
    (you can use pva glue, but again it will take longer to dry)

Place your child’s hand on the white card and draw around it. Then, take your scissors and cut out the handprint, you only need one handprint per flower.


Decorate the handprint. My 3yo ‘Ted’ used loads of different colours and it turned out great!


Take your green card and cut out your leaves. we used one leaf per word of our message.


Position your flower on the top of the straw and glue it down. Then position your leaves where you want them and glue them down too!

To finish our flowers we rolled a ball of air drying clay and pushed the flower in to it, this was simply to make it freestanding and isn’t necessary.


Your handprint flower message is finished. Want to make a vase for your flowers? a decorated paper cup makes a great vase!

Did you like these Hand print flower messages? why not check out these sweet paper rosettes?
You can find more crafty ideas on my Pinterest.

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