It’s never too soon to start thinking about mom. Mother’s Day is the perfect occasion for handmade, hand-crafted gifts like this Mother’s Day Fingerprint Flower Bouquet. It’s sweet as can be, with bright spring flowers made from little ones’ fingerprints.
Even better, she can actually keep these flowers for years to come.
The great thing about fingerprint crafts is not only are they cute, but even the littlest of little ones can end up painting a unique masterpiece. No matter how this Mother’s Day Fingerprint Flower Bouquet turns out, mom is sure to love it. For a whole handprint idea, also see our Mother’s Day Handprint Flowers Craft that’s also a card.
For our Mother’s Day Fingerprint Flower Bouquet you will need lighter weight colored cardstock and acrylic paint in the colors of flowers. We chose pink, purple, red, a light blue, and yellow for the center. Also, the lighter weight cardstock is easier to fold than the heavier stuff, but we like it better than construction paper. The rest of the supplies include a green marker, twine, scissors, and glue dots.
Mother’s Day Fingerprint Flower Bouquet
- Cardstock – pink, red, blue, etc.
- Acrylic paint – pink, red, purple, blue, yellow, etc.
- Green marker
- Glue dots
Begin by making a square from the cardstock.
You could measure this if you’d like and go that route. The easiest way I’ve found is to simply fold one corner up until it makes a triangle. Then trim away the excess paper.
Now unfold the triangle and place in front of you like a diamond. Fold one side over where it makes a point on the bottom. Then fold the other side, overlapping the first side, meeting at the point on bottom.
Fold the overlapped points back. Then fold into place to make sure it’s positioned correctly.
Unfold the front flaps of the paper and begin making flowers. Simply dip a fingertip into paint and dab the paper in a circle shape. Make some larger, some smaller. Let the flowers dry.
Then dip a clean fingertip into yellow paint and dab in the center of the flowers.
Use the green marker to draw stems and leaves down from the flowers.
Making sure to also draw stems for the taller flowers, too.
Finish the flower bouquet by cutting a strand of twine. Apply a glue dot to stick to the back of the paper and keep in place. You could also use clear tape instead.
Now tie the twine in a bow in the front. We also used a glue dot to keep the bow in place, but this is optional.Trim away any excess from the ends.
So pretty! Definitely a gift that I would love to receive from my kids. Be sure to check out more of our fun Mother’s Day ideas at Our Kid Things!