Sunday, 13 May 2012

Handprint flowers / Mother's Day

Happy Mother's Day!

Her children arise and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her, "Many women do noble things, but you surpass them all." Proverbs 31:28-29

The week around Mother's Day is always very busy around here.  My Uncle (May 7), TJ (May 9) and my husband (May 14) all have birthdays.  It is also Mother's Day in there too.  We often have one get together to recognize all the events. The boys and I made these sweet pictures for my mom (for Mother's Day) and my Husband (for his birthday).
To make them I painted the boys hands to make the flowers and the leaves/grass are finger prints.  You can use any paint and paper you like.  Daddy's gift is on a canvas, while Nanny is on card stock.  I have also seen on people use foot prints for the leaves, which is another great idea.

Don't worry about extra little smudges or finger prints.  They make great bugs if you add wings!

 Clean up was a breeze.  We did the craft outside and I let the boys paint themselves.  We got out the kiddy pool and some dish soap.  The boys had a great afternoon playing in the sun!

After the pictures dried I convinced the boys to let me take a photo of them together.  It is hard to get them in the same shot and looking (this was after 5 attempts).  I also added the poem below to the back of the pictures.  I got this poem from a craft we did several years ago at an Ontario Early Years Centre with TJ.
Sometimes you get discouraged,
because I am so small
And leave my little fingerprints
On furniture and walls.
But everyday I'm growing
And soon will be so tall
That all these little fingerprints
Will be difficult to recall.
So here's a little handprint
That you can put away
So you will know how my fingers looked
On this special day.
~Author unknown


  1. What a really sweet idea. Hope you had a lovely mothers' day.

  2. What a lovely time you all had! And I love the idea of turning the smudges into bugs - super cute :-)

    Thanks for sharing on Happy Family Times!