The only thing I changed this time was to have the students draw all of their flowers first, then add the stems, and when they were done they could line up and they could make their hand print at the back of the room at a table by the sink (and near the drying rack). Other times I'd have them print their hand first and then add the flowers.
Again, it helps if you have a bucket or two of water ready for them to rinse their hands in and paper towels ready to go right near the sink (already ripped to single-serve sizes). This was a wonderful project that helped them explore some of the elements of art (shape, line, color) and explore a new material and technique or two. They have some really good observations and insight about Pablo Picasso's work and, it's a FUN project--I mean, who doesn't love to have their hand painted by the art teacher!!??
VOCAB: Pablo Picasso, bouquet, shape (circle, oval), line, color, drawing
CROSS-CURRICULAR CONNECTION: Science (flowers (petals, stems), spring), kindness/giving
MATERIALS: 12" x 18" white paper, oil pastels, black tempera paint, paint brush