Paper Flowers Crafts for Mother’s Day

My son brought me paper flowers he made at school the other day and I thought it was so sweet! I decided I would share the craft and another easy one I saw at the school since they would make beautiful Mother’s Day flowers for Mom or Gramma!

paper flowers made from handprints

All you need for this craft is: 

  • Colored Construction Paper
  • Colored Straws
  • Stapler

Have your child trace their hand on a piece of colored construction paper and help them cut it out. You can also help them draw and cut out little leaves. Roll the handprint cutout around the top of a colored straw and staple it on. Then staple the little leaves halfway down the straw. 

Now you have a beautiful little flower that will always hold your child’s hand. I added a cheap $1 Pinwheel I found to the vase because I thought it was very “Spring” and these sit on my table top. 


For the paper potted flower you will need: 

  • Colored Construction Paper
  • Glue Stick
  • Cupcake Paper Cup
  • Sunflower or Bird Seeds

Help your child cut out the shape of a pot with the colored construction paper and glue it to another piece of paper. Then cut out the shape of the stem and glue it on top of the pot. Glue the Cupcake Paper Cup to the top of the stem and after putting glue inside, add your little seeds. We made the leaves with feathers because my son LOVES crafting with feathers, but they can draw them on, cut them out with paper or do something else that is creative!

They are both really simple and I think they are adorable! I know when he brought home the handprint flowers I melted. 

Many thanks to my son’s school and the many teachers who come up with these amazing little crafts for toddlers. They really do make us parents smile.

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  1. Vickie Couturier says:

    that is such a cute ideal,an most Moms would love this from their child or grandchild

  2. Those are precious!

  3. Janet W. says:

    What cute ideas! I’m looking forward to when my grandsons are old enough to start making me things like this!

  4. What adorable ideas. Very doable for little hands too. Pinning this!
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  5. Super cute! I’d love the instructions to the ones he brought you too.
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  6. Great ways to have a little color before the actual flowers bloom!
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  7. Love it and the simplicity!
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  8. Hand crafted gifts are the absolute very best. I still have items in boxes my children made for me many years ago. Items my grandchild make now adorn my refrigerator. I may try to may a few of these with my grandchildren for their moms.
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  9. Love the cupcake wrapper one, but both are very cute for Mother’s Day!
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  10. The seedling flower is adorable. Moms would love these for Mother’s Day!
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  11. Cute! The main thing I don’t like about flowers is that they don’t last very long, so something like this would be nice to hold on to for a while :)
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  12. These are so cute! They look relatively easy too. I love getting handmade gifts from my son, they are so much more meaningful.
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