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Handprint Crafts for Mother’s Day – Easy Mother’s Day Crafts for Kids

Handprint crafts for Mother’s Day make a treasured keepsake that Moms and Grandmas can keep for years to come. Handprint art makes a wonderful handmade gift.

It’s the perfect gift for kids of all ages. Young kids won’t need to draw or write to create the perfect Mother’s Day gift. I was even able to use my boys’ tiny handprints to create gifts when they were babies.

Instead, all you’ll need to do is paint their little hands and let them press their little hand print onto something. It does take a bit of work to get a child to lay their hand out flat so make the baby is relaxed and happy when creating the craft (you can even do it when they’re sleeping, getting sleepy, or feeding). Rub their hand a little bit to warm it up before painting their hand.

If the child is slightly older (think toddler or preschool age), have the child practice a few times before making the print on your gift. I found that using a foam brush tickles a little less than one with bristles (which makes it easier to get the paint on their hands).

Older kids can create handprint art, too, so it’s a great way to involve the whole family in making a great keepsake for Moms and Grandmas. Plus, older kids can really understand the directions for how to open their hand and press it to get a great print.

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Handprint – the perfect DIY gifts to do each year

In our house, I love to do some sort of handprint keepsake each year. It’s a great idea to complete one each year so you can see kids’ handprints growing in size over the years. It’s so much fun to see little handprints transforming big handprints as they grow.

What type of materials do you need to create the handprint gifts?

The materials will depend on each individual craft. The majority of the crafts will require you to use either acrylic paint or fabric paint.

All of the crafts will need you to press the child’s hand onto something. Some of the materials include construction paper, an oven mitt, salt dough, paper plate, stepping stone, flower pot, etc

Handprint Gifts not just for Mother’s Day crafts

Many of these adorable handprint crafts can be used as a birthday gift or just because! While they are geared towards Moms and Grandmas, they can be reimagined easily for Dads, Aunts, Uncles, other family members, teachers, etc.

Need a Handmade Card to go with your Handmade Gift?

Check out this adorable pop up hug Mother’s Day card or this list of beautiful homemade Mother’s Day card ideas for kids.

Handprint Crafts for Mother’s Day

With so many options below, you’re bound to find a great gift that will make mom smile. Check out the list below for so many creative ideas.

Handprint Crafts for Mother's Day (footprint & fingerprints crafts, too!)

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