Crafts for Kids Mothers Day

Mother’s Day Handprint Art Gift from Kids

This amazing 3D Mother’s Day Handprint Art is the perfect gift for Mom that captures chidlren’s precious hands so she will always remember how sweet and little they were! Use this mother’s day handprint ideas with kids of all ages, but especially to capture little kids hands such as baby, toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, and first graders. This mother’s day handprint crafts will be a treasured keepsake for a lifetime! This mothers day gifts from kids is really quite simple and such a special way to say I love you on this Happy Mothers Day!

This amazing 3D Mother's Day Handprint Art is the perfect gift for Mom that captures chidlren's precious hands so she will always remember how sweet and little they were! Use this mother's day handprint ideas with kids of all ages, but especially to capture little kids hands such as baby, toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, and first graders. This mother's day handprint crafts will be a treasured keepsake for a lifetime! This mothers day gifts from kids is really quite simple and such a special way to say I love you on this Happy Mothers Day!

Mother’s Day Handprint Art

Okay, I’ll admit it. I created and helped my kids make my own Mother’s Day Craft! My hubby isn’t crafty and doesn’t plan ahead, but every year I wish for a precious diy mothers day gifts – a homemade keepsake from my children. So this year the kids & I brainstormed and I helped the kids make my homemade mothers day gifts. So whether you want to tackle your own Happy Mothers Day Craft or your kids tackle this project – this is sure to be a hit with Mum!

We got the idea to make the kids 3D from the 3D Dinosaur Craft we made a couple months ago.  It will take you about 30 minutes of actual doing time plus 24 hours of drying time. The project should cost you less than $10. The treasured keepsake craft you will create – priceless!

Mother’s Day Handprint Ideas

First, make a batch of our simple homemade play dough. While it cools find your mold – it will come clean so it can be anything – plastic bin, Tupper wear, serving platter, etc.
simple homemade playdough as a mold

Mother’s day handprint crafts

Next, press the play dough to evenly cover your mold.
smooth playdough mold

Mothers day handprint crafts

Then, one by one press one of each of your children’s hand carefully in the play dough. You want them to sink enough to create a good impression, but not so much that they reach the bottom or squish the other children’s handprints.
Press child hands in mold

DIY mothers day gifts

Next, mix up your plaster of Paris by following the directions on the can. I used about 1/2 cup water, 1 cup Plaster of Paris, and 2 TAB of powdered tempera paint for each handprint. You will need to mix up each handprint separately to color them individual and ensure the plaster doesn’t set before you are ready.  This is actually very easy, even for a craft impaired person.
mix up Plaster of Paris to make Mother's Day Gift: 3D Hand Art Craft

Homemade mothers day gifts

Now, carefully spoon the colored Plaster of Paris into one of your child’s handprint. Clean out the plaster of Paris bowl immediately (so it doesn’t harden; putting any extra in the garbage not down the sink where it can harden in your drain). Repeat for the remaining handprints.
Pour Colored Plaster of Paris into Hand MoldMothers day crafts for kids

Here is my Step 5 completed the 3 times I needed to do all my children’s hands.
Mother's Day Craft: Hand Art

How to Make 3d Handprint Molds

Finally, pick a complementing color to serve as your backdrop to the project. You can leave it the light grey color if you like. I decided to make mine look springy so I tinted it yellow. You are going to need about 1 cup water, 2 cups Plaster of Paris, and a couple TAB powdered tempera paint color of your choice. Ideally you want to mix up all you’ll need at once so you don’t have variations in the color. Now cover the entire project (colored handprints and all) with 1/2 – 1” of Plaster of Paris.
Mother's Day 3D Hand Art Gift Step 6

Plaster of Paris Moulds for Children

If you want to hang yours with a ribbon like I did, put down 1/2” of Plaster of Paris over the play dough, add the ribbon, and cover with an additional 1/2” of Plaster of Paris. This will secure the ribbon in place. Although I may choose to frame this to give it extra stability down the road – we’ll see.

Allow it to dry about 1 hour – see directions on the back of the package.

To finish up, turn the mold over and tap lightly to remove play dough/Plaster of Paris from the mold. Now gently pull up on the play dough to reveal your creation.
Pulling off playdough mold to reveal Mother's Day Keepsake Hand Art Gift

Plaster of Paris Handprints

Allow the project to completely dry for 24 hours and TADA! There you have it! A precious hand art keepsake for Mother’s Day.


 3D Hand Art Craft for Father's day Gift

DIY gifts for mom

I love that I can put my hand over each sweet little hand and feel what it is like to have their hand on mine – so precious! To all you hard working, multi-tasking mother’s out there – Happy Mother’s Day!

Super cute mothers day craft to make with your children's hands

Mothers day gifts from kids

Super cute mothers day craft that mothers will treasure forever!

Looking for a super cute, fun-to-make, and special Printable Mothers Day Craft kids can make for Mom? You will love this special, easy Mother's Day Crafts for kids to make.   Whether you are looking for a cute fine motor flower craft to celebrate spring and summer or a beautiful mothers day card to make - this printable flower template is beautiful. Simply download printable mothers day card to color pdf, grab a waggon wheel pasta noodle, some yarn/thread, and a hole punch to make this pretty mothers day gift from kids. This is sich a unique and beautiful mother's day card template that Mom will be excited to get. Mothers Day Craft with Poem Help kids celebrate the amazing Moms in their lives with these no pre, free printable Mothers Day Coloring Sheets. This pack has 8 pages to choose from so you can find just the right coloring page for your Mum.

Mother’s day crafts

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Celebrate Day this Father's Day with these 19 super cute, free printable, Fathers Day Coloring Pages. There are lots to choose from in this large pack so you'll find just the right one to tell Dad you love him! FREE Printable Fathers Day Craft - Dad will feel so special when you present him with this super cute, printable tie Fathers Day Craft! This is easy to make from the template, fun to color, and makes a precious keepsake when children fill in their favorite things about their Daddy to finish the Tie Flip book for Dad! Preschool Fathers Day Craft-2 FREE Toolbox Fathers Day Craft - This super cute, toolbox themed Fathers Day Craft is such a fun craft kids can make for Dad to celebrate Father's Day on June 21st. Simply print the free template, cute, color, fill in and present your gift to Daddy!

Fathers Day Printable

Looking for even more free Father’s Day printables to give to Dad? You will love these clever Father’s day Crafts, fathers day gifts, and more!

About the author

Beth Gorden

Beth Gorden is the creative multi-tasking creator of 123 Homeschool 4 Me. As a busy homeschooling mother of six, she strives to create hands-on learning activities and worksheets that kids will love to make learning FUN! She has created over 1 million pages of printables to help teach kids ABCs, science, English grammar, history, math, and so much more! Beth is also the creator of 2 additional sites with even more educational activities and FREE printables - www.kindergartenworksheetsandgames.com and www.preschoolplayandlearn.com

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