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May is such a beautiful time of year for so many reasons. The flowers are blooming, the weather is warming up, and it’s the perfect time of year to celebrate our mothers. When Mother’s Day rolls around we love to put together a few simple and sweet crafts and homemade gifts. This year, we made a Mother’s Day Fingerprint Craft that I will cherish forever. I love any kind of craft that captures the size of their tiny hands and fingers.
Mother’s Day Fingerprint Craft
Create this adorable and colorful craft for the mother or mother-like figures in your life with just a few simple materials. Using the pre-made template, have kids finish spelling the word MOM using their fingers. Complete the craft on Mother’s Day or in the days leading up to it. Everyone loves a cute piece of handprint art! It’s a great idea for a classroom craft, homeschool activity on a rainy day, or a great gift in May for Mother’s Day.
This craft is great for kids of any age. Not sure what to make for Mother’s Day out of paper? This craft is for you because it doesn’t require any cutting or crazy fine motor skills. All kids have to do is press their fingers down to make fingerprint flower petals. Younger kids may need your help placing their fingers, but for the most part, this can be done independently.
HOW-TO VIDEO FOR MOM CRAFT
Materials Needed to Create a Mother’s Day Fingerprint Craft
The craft supplies needed for this activity are probably already in your home, especially if you do plenty of crafting with your kids. If you don’t have the following items, you can find them at any craft store, Dollar Tree, or Walmart Superstore. We always find them in the craft section.
You will need:
- Craft paint in purple or pink (or any color of paint your kids want to use)
- Colorful buttons to use as the center of the flower
- Liquid glue
- Printable Template
Use your own background or picture if you don’t want to use the printable. You can also use spring scrapbook paper as a fun background to your card. I am sure mom will love any paper that is used! It will be a treasured keepsake for years to come just because it has tiny fingers on it.
Completing the Mother’s Day Fingerprint Craft Activity
Before getting started on your craft, decide where you want to do it. Since you are dealing with paint, you may want to do it outside or lay down a drop cloth to protect your surfaces. Gather your materials and get started!
- First, print your template or draw a picture that will serve as the card’s background.
- Next, have your kids dip their finger in paint and place them in a circle to form the letter O. They may need to dip their fingers a few times.
- Then, glue a button in the center of the O to serve as the flower’s center.
Let it dry and give your beautiful gift to mom, grandma, an aunt, and anyone else special in your child’s life. They also make an adorable keepsake if you want to keep them for yourself. There’s something about a child’s fingerprints that I just love.
What Kind of Paper Should I Use?
I recommend using construction paper or cardstock since the paint will soak through thinner paper. The thicker paper also makes a better surface for fingerprint art and a handmade gift.
Can I Put This On Canvas?
If you are crafty enough, you can print this template onto paper that will fit any canvas you have. Them mod podge the paper to the canvas to make it stick. Complete the craft as normal on the surface of the canvas and you have a sturdier keepsake! I haven’t tried this but I know plenty of people who have succeeded! All you need is a little bit of patience and some trial and error.
I hope you have fun making these easy crafts with your kids this year and for years to come!
More Flower and Mother’s Day Crafts
If you like this handmade card, you will love these handprint flower crafts. The kids get to trace their hand and cut them out to form the petals of a flower. It’s another fun activity to do leading up to Mother’s Day.
Try these Egg Carton Flowers as well. Use them to talk about recycling and all things spring. They are a fun activity for little fingers and even older kids.
If you want another keepsake activity, do these Mother’s Day Flower Pot Crafts that feature your child’s smiling faces! These can be left out all year long and are great gifts to loved ones around the world.