Mother's Day Keepsake Craft Idea: Handprint Bouquet

Kids can try this Mother's Day keepsake craft idea to surprise Mom, while working on so many skills at the same time!
    Mother's Day Keepsake Handprint Flower Bouquet

    The steps in this activity are a great way to work on scissor skills, hand-strengthening, fine-motor skills, pre-writing skills, painting, hand-eye coordination, focus and concentration.

    If there are multiple children in the family, each child's handprint can be combined into 1 bouquet.

    Siblings crafting at Martha Stewart Crafting Kids' Art Tables

    Materials Needed:

    • 1-2 pieces of white card-stock paper per child (2 handprints per page)
    • 2 colors of paint (1 color per child or more if desired)
    • 1-2 shades of green markers (for drawing stems and leaves)
    • 1 colored craft foam or card-stock paper (can choose a color that matches or complements the handprint colors)
    • 1 craft brad for each bouquet
    • tape or glue stick

    Instructions:

    • Paint 1 hand and make 2 handprints on white card-stock (handprints will be used as flowers)
    Girl painting her hand at Martha Stewart Crafting Kids' Art Table
    Boy making handprint at Martha Stewart Crafting Kids' Art Table

         

    • Use excess paint to paint little hearts in blank spaces around handprints (these can be used as flower buds)
    Handprint art on Martha Stewart Crafting Kids' Art Table
    • Leave prints to dry
    Girl putting wet artwork on pull-out rack of Martha Stewart Drying Rack Storage
    • Use green markers to draw thick stems (leaves optional)
    Girl using marker from Martha Stewart Crafting Kids' Accessory Tray

        

    Kids drawing stems using marker from Martha Stewart Crafting Kids' Accessory Tray
    • Once handprints are dry, use scissors to cut around handprints and stems (leaving some of the white of the paper as a border)
    Girl using scissors to cut out draw flower stems
    • Use tape or glue stick to adhere stems to back of flower and heart prints
    Siblings crafting at Martha Stewart Crafting Kids' Art Tables
    • Grab craft foam or colored card-stock in the color of your choice
    Girl grabbing craft foam sheets from Martha Stewart Crafting Kids' Paper Organizer
    • Use craft foam to cut out 2 long and wide heart shapes (these will be your bouquet wrap) 
    Boy tracing heart shapes to cut out from craft foam
    Boy cutting heart shapes out of craft foam at Martha Stewart Crafting Kids' Art Table
    • Use a pencil to poke holes in each of your stems and heart wraps
    • Poke the crafting brad through the holes to connect flowers to wraps (1 on each side of the bouquet)

    Ideas for variations:

    • Use green craft sticks or pipe cleaners in place of drawn stems
    •  Place keepsake prints on craft sticks into an actual flower bouquet
    Guidecraft se asocia con la organización sin fines de lucro de reforestación One Tree Planted Inspire Hands-On Learning Through Loose Parts Play