Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Handprint Easter Lilies

Easter morn with lilies fair
Fills the church with perfumes rare,
As their clouds of incense rise,
Sweetest offerings to the skies.
Stately lilies pure and white
Flooding darkness with their light,
Bloom and sorrow drifts away,
On this holy hallow’d day.
Easter Lilies bending low
in the golden afterglow,
Bear a message from the sod
To the heavenly towers of God.

-Louise Lewin Matthews

I found this idea for making paper lilies at Enchanted Learning.
They are very easy to make and add another dimension to our Easter preparations.
I read about the Easter symbolism of the lily to the kids from this site.

The only tricky part for the kids while making these lilies was when they curled the "petals" with a pencil.

But eventually even Luke was able to do it on his own.
A beautiful bouquet arranged in jelly beans.


Stephanie said...

WOW!!! Those are really great!! Thanks for posting them!

Ladybug Mommy Maria said...

We're having friends over in a little while and we're going to do this craft!

Thank you for posting!

Rhonda said...

Oh what a cute craft! Great job!

regan said...

these are so cute!
i am in charge of a craft at a get together next week and i think this will be it!! thanks.

sarah in the woods said...

Those are really great! May have to try it!

Anonymous said...

Those are darling!

Tereza said...

This is a great craft for little kids...I think we'll do this on Easter weekend!