Handprint Mothers Day Craft

Young kids love making gifts for others. Here’s a Mother's Day craft that is sure to become a treasured keepsake for many years to come.

Make several and give them as gifts to Grandma, the aunts, and mom! They’ll all love this handprint keepsake!


• Paint Sticks • Scissors • Paintbrush • Popsicle Sticks • Red, White, Dark & Light Green Paint


Begin by placing eight paint sticks in a row. Push them together as closely as possible. Use two paint sticks on the top and bottom to get them even.

Glue popsicle sticks at the top, bottom, and middle. You’ll have to cut a small piece of a popsicle stick to secure the top and bottom. This will keep your paint sticks together and sturdy.

Turn your paint sticks over and paint the entire front white. Allow your sticks to dry completely. Add a second coat if needed so the wood doesn’t show through.

Use a paintbrush to coat your child’s hand in red paint. Don’t use so much paint that it’s dripping but use enough that you’ll get a good print.

Gently guide your child’s hand to one side of your paint stick canvas toward the middle and firmly press down. Lift your child’s hand up immediately to prevent smearing the paint.

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