Spring is the perfect time to get creative with your kids and make some fun and colorful crafts to brighten up your home. If you’re looking for a fun and easy project that’s perfect for little hands, then making a handprint flower pot or vase using foam sheets and a tin can is a great place to start. This project is simple to put together and is perfect for holding flowers, pens, or other small items.
Not only is this project a fun way to spend time with your kids, but it also makes a great gift for Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, or any other special occasion. Plus, it’s an eco-friendly way to repurpose a tin can and create something beautiful and functional that you can use in your home. So, gather your supplies and get ready to make a one-of-a-kind flower pot or vase that you’ll be proud to display.
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- Tin can
- Acrylic paint
- Foam sheets in various colors
- Hot glue gun
Start by cleaning and drying your tin can. Remove any labels and use a pair of scissors to smooth out any sharp edges.
Paint the tin can with a base coat of acrylic paint in a color of your choice. You may need to apply two coats for full coverage. Let it dry completely.
Choose a contrasting color of foam sheets and help your child trace their hand on the foam sheet.
Cut out the handprintS using scissors.
Use a hot glue gun to attach the foam handprint to the side of the tin can, so that the fingers point upwards If the foam sheets has a sticky backing, peel the paper backing off.
Finish by either planting a flower in the pot or adding cut flowers and water!
- Use a disposable plate or palette for the paint to make clean up easier.
- Try and find foam sheets that already have a sticky backing to make it easier to attach to the tin can.
This handprint flower pot is a perfect gift for Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Valentine’s Day or any other special occasion. It’s also a great way to reuse a tin can and turn it into something beautiful and useful. Have fun crafting with your little ones and enjoy the beautiful flowers that will bloom in your new flower pot.
This craft is good for toddlers aged children 2 years old and up.
The mess level for this craft is low.
Difficulty to Create
Language development, shape recognition, color recognition, hand-eye coordination, fine motor skills, imaginative play, creativity.
Toddler and Preschooler Curriculums, Books & TV Show!
Play2Learn Toddler & Preschool Programs for Curious Toddlers
There is no limit to your toddler’s energy and curiosity. That energy and curiosity although a joy can be challenging at times. Their interest in just about everything around them is what makes them great learners. One and two year olds can soak up so much just from their senses!
But as a teacher or parent that thirst for learning can be exhausting. That is why I created this toddler and preschooler program. To help you get the most out of this time with your curious toddler without having to come up with creative ways to play and interact with them.
Play2Learn for Toddlers includes 20 Units for toddlers. Each 2-week toddler unit has 20 super easy to set up and engaging activities for toddlers 18 months to 3 years.
Play2Learn Preschool which includes 20 Units for preschoolers. Each 2-week preschoolers unit has 20 unique and easy to set up and engaging activities for preschoolers 3 years to 5 years. That’s over 800 learning activities for your toddler and preschooler at your fingertips! So many ideas you and your child will never be bored again!
These toddler and preschool lesson plans and activities will definitely keep you and your toddler and preschooler busy playing and learning!
Click here for more information: Play2Learn
Designed for toddlers 18 months and up.
Book: Exciting Sensory Bins for Curious Kids
Did you know I wrote a book of sensory bins? Click here for more information Exciting Sensory Bin for Curious Kids. Or grab your copy at Amazon.
Boring afternoons are made exciting with awesome animal-based bins, like Salty Shark Bay or Yarn Farm. Pretend play bins like Birthday Cake Sensory Play or Bubble Tea Party encourage creativity and imagination. And your kids will have so much fun they won’t even know they’re getting smarter with STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math) activities like Sink or Float Soup, Magnetic Letter Hunt or Ice Cream Scoop and Count.
Designed for toddlers 18 months and up.
Book: Super STEAM Activity Book for Kids
Learning all about science, technology, engineering, art, and math sets kids up for scholastic success―and it can be so much fun! Watch kids enjoy building STEAM skills as they color friendly fish, help water find its way to tree roots, solve math problems with mazes, and more.
Find out more and grab your copy here.
Designed for preschoolers 3 years old and up.
Book: Big Book of Riddles for Kids
Riddle me this: What’s an exciting way to practice critical thinking while having a blast? The Big Riddle Book for Kids, of course! From hilarious puns to tough brain teasers, kids can build problem-solving skills with hundreds of riddles that show them how to think outside the box.
- 350 riddles for kids—Have hours of fun with riddles, puns and jokes, and math and logic puzzles that’ll get their wheels turning!
- Level up their skills—Riddles get trickier as kids progress through the book, challenging them as they get better at solving puzzles!
- Double-check their work—Kids can check their answers in the back of the book with a handy answer key.
Help children expand their minds while having fun with this puzzle book for kids!
Designed for kids ages 6 years old and up.
TV Show: Curious Crafting
I’m so excited to share my crafting TV show Curious Crafting which launched in July 2022 on TVOkids and TVOkids YouTube! Season 2 airs in the summer of 2023! We were also nominated in 2023 for Best Live Action Preschool Series by the Youth Media Alliance Awards of Excellence.
Set in the ultimate crafting space, Curious Crafting is a short form pre-school age series about the joy of making crafts. I lead a rotating cast of adorable little preschoolers (including my own) making magic out of common household objects.
In each episode we transform recycled items into magical crafts like a milk carton school bus, paper bag puppet or cotton pad turtle. The crafters learn and laugh their way through each activity while demonstrating what their young imaginations can create.
Curious Crafting shares the adventure and joy of making art with takeaway lessons for creating crafts at home.
This show designed for toddlers and preschoolers 2.5 years old and up.