Bring on the Spring and Easter crafts! Beautiful hyacinths are beginning to make their way into the stores this time of year. I always associate this flower (and of course, Easter lilies) with Easter and Spring. The thought crossed my mind a few weeks ago that I could make hyacinth flowers with our thumbs. Brilliant. Kirsten made this while Cam was napping this past weekend and I just love the way it turned out. Here’s how you can make one yourself:
What you’ll need:
canvas or paper
purple paint – or you could use pink, blue, etc.
green craft foam
1. using your green marker, draw a straight line in the middle of your paper or canvas – this will be the hyacinths stem
2. dip your child’s thumb in the paint and have them stamp their thumb up one side and down the other of the green line, only doing this on the top half
3. cut two leaves out of your green craft foam and glue them on the bottom of the stem.