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Fingerprint Bouquet

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A sweet flower bouquet full of a child's fingerprints that can be kept forever.

Materials Needed:

  • Coloured paper.
  • Acrylic paint – pink, red, purple, blue, yellow, etc.
  • Green marker
  • Ribbon
  • Glue dots
  • Scissors

What to do:

  • Begin by making a square from the cardboard.
  • Fold one corner up until it makes a triangle. Then trim away the excess paper.
  • Unfold the triangle and place in front of you like a diamond. Fold one side over where it makes a point on the bottom. Then fold the other side, overlapping the first side, meeting at the point on the bottom.
  • Fold the overlapped points back. Then fold into place to make sure it’s positioned correctly.

  • Unfold the front flaps of the paper and begin making flowers.
  • Simply dip a child's fingertip into each coloured paints and dab the paper with dots
  • Let the flowers dry.
  • Use the green marker to draw stems and leaves down from the flowers
  • Finish the flower bouquet by cutting a strand of ribbon. Apply a glue dot to stick to the back of the paper and keep in place.

Hints and Tips:

  • Use glitter paints
  • Use child's drawings as bouquet wrapper
  • Get the child to decorate the wrapping

Reference: 
Mother's Day Flower Bouquet, Our Kids Things

Additional Info

  • Appropriate Age: 2 year+
  • Number of Children: Individual (1)
  • Developmental Milestones:

    follows directions

    established hand preference

  • Play Based Learning: Creative Play
  • Interest Areas: Art and Craft
  • Games Categories: Art and Craft
  • EYLF Outcomes: Learning Outcome 5
  • Sub Outcomes:

    5.4 Children begin to understand how symbols and pattern systems work.

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