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Gotta hand it to her

It’s the most important day of the year – Mother’s Day! An excuse to shower your favourite person with even more love and nice-smelling things. Of course, you’re all set to cook her a slap-up meal, and have turned off the alarm clocks in the house to treat her to a well-deserved lie-in.

But just in case you need a hand with finishing touches, here’s a DIY gift idea that transforms your little one’s handprint into a bouquet. For a guaranteed warm and fuzzy feeling that lasts.

You will need:

  • A hand or two to draw around
  • Coloured card
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Pencil
  • Pen lid
  • Hugs and kisses

Lend a hand

Step 1

Step 1

On green card, draw around your little one’s hands and cut them out. Take care not to snip any fingers off – especially the card ones – as we’ll need them in just a moment.

Step 2

Step 2

Cut some flower shapes out of brightly coloured card. We modelled ours after chrysanthemums for the special occasion, but any flower will do.

Step 3

Step 3

Next, you and your young botanist can get sticking, so you end up with flowery fingertips like these.

Step 4

Step 4

Before you wrap up, don’t forget to write a secret Mother’s Day message, to make the surprise extra-special.

Step 5

Step 5

Now wrap your bouquet tightly around a pencil or pen, with the flowers facing inwards.

Step 6

Step 6

Once you’ve neatly tucked it into a pen-lid, gently fold the stalks out for a final flourish.

And voila! A miniature bouquet made with maximum love. Best served with breakfast in bed.

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Ages 0-2 Ages 3-4 Personalised

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