This week, Tammy from Creative K Kids, Tammy from My Life Abundant, Meeghan from Sight and Sound Reading, Kim from KidPep, and Sarah from Baking with Mom have gone together to do a Mother’s Day Blog Hop! You can also link up your own Mother’s Day posts below and we will pin many of them to our Pintabulous Mother’s Day Pinterest Board.
My Mother’s Day craft is nothing new– I went and unburied my craft folders from when I taught second grade over 12 years ago and found these Mother’s Day crafts. As I participated in a Pinterest party this past week, I saw similar crafts on many of the boards. But I’ll still show you how I did the crafts and give you some new printables!
I first tried a handprint craft where you mix some paint and water in a spray bottle, put the child’s hand on the paper, and then spray around the hand so that the paint droplets outline where their hand was. It didn’t work too well. Since I had paint and water all mixed up, I didn’t want to waste it. I took the paint mixture, sprayed it on the kids’ hands, took my finger and spread the paint out evenly on their hands (you could do this with a paintbrush too), and then had them do their handprints.
I actually liked using this consistency of paint. It wasn’t wasn’t so thick and “goopy” as just paint. I didn’t measure how much water to paint I used, But I could shake the paint and water up in the bottle and I could spray it out of the bottle I had (like a window cleaner spray bottle). I would err on the side of it being too thick over too thin. You can always thin it down a little if it is too thick.
We did two handprint crafts:
- Handprint Hug–this is very simple. Do a handprint of both hands of a child. Let them dry; cut them out. Have the child stretch out his arms and cut a piece of yarn or ribbon as long as his arms are (from finger tip to fingertip.) Tape each end of the yarn to one of the hands. You could also just trace their hands, but it is not as much fun for the child. You can now send the hands to a grandparent or relative that lives far away and say that it is a hug from your child. You can also send along with the hug one of the poems below or use a poem in a card that your child makes!
- Handprint Heart– here you position their hands so it makes the heart. With my 5 year old, I could do both hands together. However, I found it easier to do one handprint, and then put the other hand on carefully to make a heart shape. If they are under two, you may want to have more help. One person would hold the arms of the child while the other person puts the paint on the hand. Then you have to hold the hand flat when you put it on the paper. Babies want to have their hand as a fist and to not keep their hand still on the paper.
You can plan their handprint out very carefully so that you can put the poem on the same piece of paper or you can cut out their hands and paste them on another piece of paper. In the middle of Kiley’s heart, I stamped a heart. ‘Lil Luna had a cute printable that you can use to put their handprints on where there are words right in the middle of the heart.
- There are many other handprint craft ideas such as making handprint flowers. HERE is a cute printable for making handprint flowers.
- I did a search on Pinterest for “handprint crafts for Mother’s Day.” I’ve pinned many of them on our Pintabulous Mother’s Day Pinterest Board HERE.
All of the heart pictures below are printables. There are four poems below. Click on them to go print them out!
There are four poems on the heart below. Here the words if you ever need to copy them for something else. As far as I could tell, they were Author Unknown and used everywhere. Some I even had in my folder:
Sometimes you get discouraged
There used to be so many
This is my hand.
These little hands will never grow,
Here are the hosts’s posts for Mother’s Day! (From left to right:)
Free Mother’s Day Worksheets for Beginning Readers by Sight and Sound Reading
Easy Breakfast Sandwiches by My Life Abundant
How To Make Slipper Cookies by Kid Pep
You can follow us on Pintabulous Mother’s Day Pinterest Board HERE and link up your own Mother’s Day posts below on the linky! We will leave this linky open until Mother’s Day! We’ll try to pin your posts to our board!
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