Two years ago on a lovely spring morning we sat outside (without coats – yay!) and made these lovely daffodil hand and foot prints as well as this daffodil craft.

I never got round to posting about it so this morning we did it again. Only this time it’s freezing. So we’re sat indoors doing it. With the heating on!

When we wrapped up warm to go out in the garden this morning we noticed the daffodils had come out and so one Little Tot was kind enough to pick them for me!

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We brought them inside and put them in some water and first had a go at painting our own, with fingers of course because thats so much more fun than paint brushes.

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After finger painting I helped the Little Tots to make some daffodil hand and foot prints. This always get messy so make sure you have everything to hand and cover the floor / table if needed.

You will need:

  • Thick card (or paper also works)
  • Paint brush
  • Green, orange and yellow paint
  • Wipes / towel / flannel etc

For one Little Tot this was first time we had painted feet before so she looked shocked at first when I painted Georgia’s but couldn’t wait for her turn.

I started off with the bottom of the daffodil and painted the foot green before placing on the white card. I did this several times until we had enough prints and then moved on to hands.

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For the flower part of the daffodil I painted the hand yellow all over and then orange in the middle. This time round Georgia was old enough to paint her own hands and feet and after studying the daffodils on the table knew where she wanted to put each colour.

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So far we’ve left these on display with the rest of our artwork but they would make a lovely card for Mother’s Day if you cut them out and backed them onto some coloured card or a great craft for St David’s Day (1st March).

More spring fun

If you’re little ones had fun making these why not try out some of these other ideas:

  • Discover a spring themed sensory bin.
  • Go on a nature walk and see the changing season from winter to spring.
  • Make a flower sun catcher such as these sunflower ones.
  • Have a go at baking these yummy daffodil biscuits from The Gingerbread House.
  • Visit a garden centre and buy some bulbs to plant.

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