thumbprint hyacinth

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 marker
green craft foam
a thumb


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.

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27 thoughts on “thumbprint hyacinth

  1. dawn

    This is a fun idea and she did so well, looks pretty. I have a question for you about all your crafts you make. What do you do with them afterwards, do you put them up all over the house or just on the fridge and after that season/holiday is over then what do you do with them. My other question is where do you keep all your crafting supplies, have you ever posted it on your blog before? Would love to see how you do all this, need ideas for my kids. Thanks so much for everything.

  2. Polly @ Helping Little Hands

    Somehow I missed this project skimming through my reader earlier today. Then I saw it on Delicious Ambiguity and thought, “I wonder if that’s Jill’s…yep! This is awesome! It turned out beautiful and so simple. Thanks for the idea!

  3. Jennifer Runde

    Very cute! Can’t wait for spring flowers to actually start blooming. I planted some purple and blue hyacinths last year (love my yellow ones), can’t wait until they all come up!

  4. GianneCurry

    Just wanted to stop by to tell you I am loving all that you are doing. I featured your blossom project on our B activity week–lots of fun stuff there! Thanks! Gianne cowsgomooandducksgoquack.blogspot.com

  5. Jill

    Dawn – I was just reading through all my comments and realized I didn’t respond to your questions. So sorry! First, I keep my kids current artwork on display either at home, or at my office at work. Older artwork I’ve been storing in banker’s boxes. I’ve already filled quite a few! As for my craft supplies, they’re a mess! I have a large filing cabinet that is filled with stuff, and it really needs some organization! Trust me, you wouldn’t want to see it!


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