I'm excited to be joining over 25 other bloggers for the Tour the World by Flower Blog Hop! Today we are all posting a craft inspired by our state or country's official flower. I'm honoring my home state of Maryland with Black Eyed Susan crafts that are also fun handprint keepsakes and an activity for toddlers or preschoolers.
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I love handprint crafts, because my boys have so much fun doing them and I get a little keepsake of how tiny their hands are. I thought their little fingers would be perfect to make the delicate Black Eyed Susan petals. We made one as a process activity and one for a keepsake. Here's what you need for your own handprint Black Eyed Susans.
- Yellow, Black, and Green Washable Paint
- Cotton Ball or Pom Pom and a Clothespin (to make the round center)
First, paint your child's fingers with the yellow paint.
Then press down onto the paper several times to make the petals. I let them do their own design first.
Then, attach your cotton ball or pom pom to the clothespin. Dip it in the black paint and use it to paint a dot in the middle of each group of petals.
Our first project - wildflowers!
Then we did it again, this time pressing their fingers around to make a circle of petals. We again pressed our pom pom into black paint to make the center. I added a little green stem too.
We had a lot of fun making these and they turned out really cute! If you're a fan of flower crafts, be sure to check out the rest of the state and country flowers in the Tour the World by Flower Blog Hop!