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Handprint Art Craft for Toddlers

Giving mom the a handmade gift is the perfect Mother's day present that she will appreciate and treasure for years to come.

Making handprints with young children is a classic activity that never goes out of style for any mom.

With a little help from an adult, children of any age can make their own artwork that will be sure leave a mark on mom's heart.

This crafty gift idea for mom gets even better if it's done once a year. Since children's hands grow all the time, the finished piece always looks a little different each year. You can imagine what a wonderful collection Mom will have as her child grows - it's something she'll look back on with her son or daughter years and years later!

  • finger paint
  • paper
  • markers, glitter - for embellishment
  • frame
  • paint brush
  • glitter (optional)

Check out these easy instructions for mom's handmade Mother's Day gift!

Step 1: For a less messier process, instead of dipping the child's hand into the finger paint, take a paint brush and paint the paint onto the child's hands. Make sure you get all the little crevices. Have the kid stamp their hands onto the piece of paper, making sure that all the fingers are down on the paper.

*If you want to get even more creative, let your family pet join in on the fun too! First make sure the paint is toxic safe. Paint the paw of your furry friend and have them stamp their paws on the project too!

Step 2: If you want to dazzle the handprints up a bit, add some glitter! While the paint is wet, hold the paper over a trash can and sprinkle some glitter over it. The glitter will dry and stick to the handprint.

Step 3: After the paint dries, start decorating! You can cut out the handprints and paste them on a colored sheet of paper or you can just decorate around the handprint. Make this handprint craft worthy of gift giving by mounting it in a frame and adding personalized embellishments.

This will sure be a great Mother's Day gift that mom will cherish forever!

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