Mother’s Day Handprint Art (5 Free Printables)

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Mother’s Day handprint art is a heartfelt and creative way to show love on this special day.

This unique craft offers a personal touch that store-bought gifts simply can’t match, making it the perfect present for mothers, grandmothers, and maternal figures alike.

It’s a project that not only captures the innocence and uniqueness of a child’s handprint but also serves as a cherished keepsake that can be looked back on for years to come.

Whether you’re crafting with toddlers or older children, Mother’s Day handprint crafts creates an opportunity for kids to express their love and gratitude in a very special way.

These free Mother’s Day printables are such a lovely way to get messy with the kids while creating happy memories. More importantly, it is the perfect gift for mom.

Inspiring Mother's Day handprint and footprint art ideas for kids, featuring colorful crafts with sweet messages for moms and grandmas, perfect for a heartfelt homemade gift .

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Handprint art for Mother’s Day

You likely have everything you need at home to dive into these delightful Mother’s Day handprint art projects with your little ones.

This craft is not only fun but also incredibly heartwarming, allowing preschoolers to create something beautiful and meaningful with their own hands.

It’s the perfect opportunity to spend quality time with your children, guiding them through the process of making a special gift that moms will treasure forever.

Craft supplies needed

  • cardstock (or white paper)
  • washable paints (these are the ones we use for all of our handprint crafts)
  • paintbrush
  • Wipes!! It helps to have these handy so you don’t make a complete mess of your table!

How to use

These free templates are free to print but are for personal or classroom use only. Scroll to the bottom of the page to get the pdf file.

Print out the templates below, they will print out on five full pages. They will print in portrait on 8.5″ x 11″ paper, so make sure to check the printer settings.

You can of course print this on normal printer paper, but with all of our crafts, they always look better on cardstock.

My love for you will never go extinct handprint art

The first Mother’s Day handprint is the dinosaur one, my love for you will never go extinct with Happy Mother’s Day written at the bottom, and it will look like this:

My love for you will never go extinct handprint art

Grab the supplies above and get creating!

Let the messy little monster decide what color to paint their little hands. We opted for a light blue handprint, but you could choose whatever color you want.

hand and blue paint

Use a foam brush to add a thin layer of paint to their hand. You could use a handprint dish if the children find the brush too tickly.

Make sure you have the wipes handy!!

blue handprint

Cover their hand with paint and place their hand down under the neck of the dinosaur.

Press down all along their hand to make sure the handprint transfers fully.

Pull the child’s hand up carefully making sure you don’t smudge them.

Giraffe handprint art

No matter how tall I grow, I will always look up to you. This is such a super cute printable Mom is going to love it so much this Mother’s Day.

no matter how tall i grow I will always look up to you handprint

Grab the supplies above and get creating making your children’s hand prints come alive!

Let the kids decide what color handprints they want to use. We opted for a traditional yellow, but you could choose whatever colors you want.

yellow handprint

Use a small paintbrush to add a thin layer of paint to their hand. Make sure you have the wipes handy!!

Cover their hand with paint and place their hand down under the neck of the giraffe. Press down all along their hand to make sure the handprint transfers fully.

Pull the child’s hand up carefully making sure you don’t smudge them. When it is completely dry you could always add some googly eyes to the giraffe for an even more adorable gift.

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Grandma footprint art

Let’s treat grandma this year with these adorable heart footprint crafts. I love you from the bottom of my heart to the tip of my toes.

Grab the supplies above, and get creating!

Let the kids decide what color footprints they want to use. We opted for a traditional red, but you could choose whatever colors you want.

Use a small paintbrush to add a thin layer of paint to their feet. Make sure you have the wipes handy!!

Cover their feet with paint and place their feet down on top of the heart in a small v shape. Press down all along their feet to make sure the footprint transfers fully.

Pull the child’s feet up carefully making sure you don’t smudge them.

grandma footprint art

Mother’s Day handprint tree art

No matter how tall I grow I will always look up to you. I love you. (and we love you.)

I have added this one twice, one from just one child and the other from multiple children.

Grab the supplies above, get your child’s handprint, and get creating!

Let the kids decide what color handprints they want to use. We opted for yellow, blue, and green paint but let the kids choose.

Use a small paintbrush to add a thin layer of paint to their hands. Make sure you have the wipes handy!!

Cover their hands with paint and place their hands pointing to the sky on the branches of the tree. Press down all along their hands to make sure the handprint transfers fully.

Pull the child’s hands up carefully making sure you don’t smudge them.

mother's day handprint tree art

Additional Mother’s Day printables

Add even more fun to Mother’s Day with these Mother’s Day books for preschoolers and these free printables:

  • Let creativity bloom with these free printable Mother’s Day cards to color. Children can personalize their messages, making each card a unique testament to their love. It’s a fun activity with a beautiful outcome that moms will surely cherish.
  • This Mother’s Day word search printable offers a delightful challenge with words that celebrate motherhood. It’s a great way to engage in meaningful conversation about what makes Mom special, all while enjoying a playful search together.
  • Dive into a thoughtful reflection with an all about my mom printable that encourages kids to express what they admire about their mom. This printable is a heartfelt way to showcase love and creates a memorable keepsake.
  • Add excitement to the day with a Mother’s Day scavenger hunt that’s fun for the entire family. This adventure-filled activity combines fun tasks and clues, making Mother’s Day both interactive and memorable.

Tips for downloading the free files

Below you will see a large sign-up box where you need to add your name and email address, and press I NEED THIS NOW!

Within minutes you will be sent the free PDF directly to your email address, so you can print it out and start using it immediately.

Sometimes emails get a little wonky, so if you can’t see it, please check your spam folder where I am sure it is hiding.

Download the free Mother’s Day handprint templates

Make sure you choose the correct paper size and click on the shrink to fit button. All of our free printables for kids work better when printed on cardstock (this is the one we use and love.)

Last Updated on 11 April 2024 by Clare

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