Hello, and welcome.
I would like to inform you that I AM MOVING.
...well, sort of. I have started a new blog, Oui Crochet, that focuses just on crochet, crochet patterns, and crochet resources. I am in the process of building it up as a one stop shop for all things crochet, and I am very excited about it. I hope you will come over and check out my progress. :)
I will be moving my patterns from this site, to my new site. My idea is to leave this site active, so that you can still access other aspects of this site. I will also leave a modified "introduction" post where each pattern is on this site, as to keep all links active and make it so that you can easily locate the pattern's new home. As an added bonus, you will also find new printable/downloadable versions of my patterns.
I apologize for any inconvenience, but I assure you, this change is a positive one. I look forward to seeing you at Oui Crochet.
Happy Crocheting!

Monday, April 2, 2012

Handprint Flowers

A few days ago, I went over and visited a really cool "Pinteresting Party", hosted by Tutus & Tea Parties and Here's to Handy Andy (which are both really awesome blogs, and you should totally check them out).

While there, I saw a really super-cute craft by Two Sasters. They shared a Handprint Flower Bouquet.  I loved it so much, that I wanted to make it with my kids!

We altered ours a bit. We decided to make pictures. We used colored paper, crayons, curling ribbon, and butterflies cut out of some leftover streamers.
Check it out!
My 5 year old made this one.

I helped my 1 1/2 year old with this.
My 7 year old was feeling too sick to finish hers, so I saved her handprints. She will finish when she is feeling better. (The older kids were off playing video games. lol)

Making little crafts like these is a perfect opportunity for a "teaching moment".
Some things you can talk about:

  • Flowers, and how they grow from seeds (or bulbs), and how bees pollinate them. 
  • Butterflies and how they change from caterpillars to butterflies. 
  • Size- the size of their hand compared to your hand or their sister's or brother's hand. Compare bigger and smaller.
  • Measuring- measure the flower stems and the flowers, etc.
  • Preschoolers can explore colors and you can reinforce the color names.
Really, anything you can think of at the time can be a learning experience or just a fun way to have conversation with your little ones. 



  1. AWW!! These came out GREAT!! I love them!! Hope your little one feels better:)

  2. Thank you! And thanks so much for the idea!!!

  3. Susie, What a sweet art project to do with your children and a great way to bond with your kids! Even though my children are now 14 and 12, we still do craft projects together. I found you through Fantabulous Friday at Little Becky Homecky. I'm looking forward to seeing more of your creative ideas!

  4. Hi Sharla! Thank you and welcome to my lil' blog! :-)!


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