Sunday, April 1, 2012

How to Make Paper Easter Lilies

So Easter is fast approaching and you need a quick and easy art project for the bulletin board............give these paper lilies a try.

The lily is made from the traced hand of the student.

These were made by Grade 1.


- white paper
- green paper
- large piece of pastel colored paper
- scissors
- pencil
- glue
- yellow tissue paper, (optional)

Take your large piece of colored paper and trace out an egg shape.  With Grade 1 we had templates.  Cut out the egg shape.  This design is actually inspired by some Pysanky eggs we were admiring.
On the white paper trace around your hand 3 separate times.
Cut the hand shapes out.
Roll each hand shape into a cone and tack with glue.
With the pencil curl the edges of each finger or petal.

Cut leaves and stems out of the green paper.  Glue into place on the egg and then glue the lilies on.
If you want you can add yellow centers or stamens to your lily.  Cut the tissue paper into strips and twist.
Add a dab of glue........
and stick into the center of the lily.

That's it.

Only one more week of school till Easter vacation!
See you next time.


  1. What a great flower project; very creative.
    Thanks for sharing.

  2. Very fine project! When I try it, they will have to be Tiger Lilies...

  3. Gail! You are awesome! thanks!

  4. These are so beautiful and make a lovely Easter and/or Spring bulletin board! What an ingenious way to create lilies using handprints! Thanks for sharing.

  5. Wow! I think I'll do something like this with my kids and teach them how to do it also. I think I'll also repost your blog post to my blog. Thanks for sharing! :)

  6. Hi Gail,
    I just wanted to thank you for your blog. I an a retired Kindergarten teacher so I no longer have students to work with but I have grandchildren and other children in my life who love doing projects. Your blog is a great resource. I have pinned your fall tree project on Pinterest and it has been repinned well over 100 times. Everyone loves your projects. Thanks again for all of your wonderful ideas.

  7. Hi Gail, this is my first year of teaching and I just randomly came onto your site! I'm in love with all of your projects. I'm planning to do this with my students tomorrow during Bible Study class. I'm trying to figure out how to follow or subscribe to your blog. I just made a blogger account. Anyways, thank you for your help! :)