This handprint flower pot craft is easy to do and is a lovely project for children to make at Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, or for a teacher or other special people in their life who help them “grow”.
It works well as a homemade Mother’s Day card, or a thank you teacher card at the end of the school year. Handprint crafts are always popular and this one is super cute.
We made our flower pot crafts using these kits from Baker Ross, so all the supplies come provided within the pack. However, we will give instructions of how to make this Handprint Flower pot craft with basic craft supplies.
If you want to change up the craft for a different recipient you could stick on your own poem, or buy foam stickers in flower designs and design this craft your own way. We always find Baker Ross supplies good quality and they are good value too.
How to Make the Hand Print Flower Pot Craft
You will need:
Either the handprint poem kit from Baker Ross
- Green card or foam
- Card or foam in a different colour – whatever colour you prefer for the flower pot
- Hole Punch
- Thin piece of ribbon
- Flower foam stickers – or draw flowers and stick them with glue.
If you would like to print some flowers, or copy the flower shapes, you can use the template from our paper craft flowers craft
How to make a handprint flower pot craft for Mother’s Day
First get your child to draw around their hand onto the green foam or green card.
Cut this out. You will need a hole in the top of the middle finger to thread your ribbon.
Next, get your child to stick the cut out handprint into the back of the flower pot shape, and they’re ready to start decorating the handprint with flowers.
We stuck these together using glue dots, but you can also use white school glue / PVA glue – or whatever you prefer.
You can stick one flower at the end of each finger, and then add a few leaves for extra details. Some of my kids did this, and others wanted to go crazy with their own design – either way is fine by me!
Using foam stickers to decorate is an easy and mess free way for the children to craft.
My 3 year old sometimes needs a little help getting the backing off, but that is good fine motor practise for him. Peeling stickers off a sheet is great for hand eye co-ordination and building hand strength. All of these fine motor skills help get little hands ready for writing when the time is right.
My older boys (5 and 6) don’t need help with these stickers so they can do this craft easily and independently, building self confidence.
Kids of all ages always enjoy using their creativity to make up their designs.
Once the flower design is done to their satisfaction, get your child to sign their name on the flower pot.
Mother’s Day Flower Pot Poem
The Mothers Day poem on the flower pot reads:
“Like a flower you love
and watch me grow.
Thanks for everything you do.
I’m glad my mum
is the extra special you!”
Download and Print the Poem
You can download a PDF file to print the poem, with two font choices available. Click the download button below
If you preferred to make your own poem, your child could type it on the computer, print out and stick on depending on age, or write a few words themselves.
We have some ideas for Mother’s Day card poems and greetings in our free printable Mother’s Day card post.
Sending fresh flowers on Mother’s day is an amazing option but these handprint crafts are always special, and are perfect as a keepsake craft for Mothers day. You can look back over the years and see how little their tiny handprints used to be!
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