Hand Print Calendar: May

yellow and orange handprint flower on white construction paper

{Looking for a fun way to review the days of the week and months of the year? Try this hand print calendar! Students are sure to love the “hands on” artwork as well as the special poem for each month. If completed before the holidays, this makes a spectacular (and functional!) Christmas gift for mom and dad!}


May is the time of year when spring blooms in full force! With the popular saying, "April showers bring May flowers", it seems fitting that the calendar month is represented with a hand print flower - a daffodil.

Supplies You'll Need

How To Make A Hand Print Daffodil

yellow and orange hand print flower with flower poem

Help students paint their entire hand with yellow paint.

hand painted with yellow paint

With their fingers close together, instruct students to create four yellow prints in a semi-circle (reloading on paint before each print). As the picture shows, the palms should face outward and the fingers should face inward, toward a common point. These will be used as the daffodil petals.

When the paint has dried, help students paint their hand with orange craft paint and invite them to make a center print. This will create the daffodil cup (or corona).

hand print flower petals in yellow and orange

Lastly, create the daffodil stem using green paint and a paintbrush (or finger!). Then use a black marker to outline the petals and draw the details.

hand print flower

The Poem


  • A little yellow cup,
  • A little yellow frill,
  • A little yellow star,
  • And that's a daffodil.
  • ~ Author Unknown

    Create poem cards using card stock (adding a decorative border) and invite students to mount the poem beside their hand print daffodils for a fresh spring look!