Mother’s Day Fingerprint Art

Mom will adore this simple fingerprint Mother’s Day art.

This homemade kid gift is something she will treasure for years to come. And the best part is that we used homemade finger paints so even the littlest kids can get involved.

The homemade finger paint recipe is from our partner, Imperial Sugar. It’s taste-safe and nontoxic, using ingredients right from your kitchen.

Mother's Day Fingerprint Art

We love working with Imperial Sugar to come up with these fun projects to teach kids that they can use simple household items to create crafts and have fun.

When I saw this project at Messy Little Monster, I knew I wanted to try it with taste-safe finger paint. We also changed up the poem at bit so that it worked with our new finger paint idea!

Mother’s Day Fingerprint Art

Here’s what you need to make our Fingerprint Mother’s Day Art:

Small canvas (we used a 5×7 canvas)
Wax paper
Painter’s tape
2 cups water
1/3 cup cornstarch
4 Tbsp Imperial Sugar Extra Fine Granulated Sugar
Food coloring
Printable Fingerprint Poem

Mother's Day Fingerprint Directions

To make this fingerprint Mother’s Day art, cut out the printable fingerprint poem and glue it at the bottom of your canvas on the front.

Layer painter’s tape in rows on the wax paper, then draw a heart across the layers. Cut out the heart, then remove the wax paper backing for a heart sticker. Press onto the white area of your canvas.

Prepare the homemade finger paint by mixing the water, cornstarch, and Imperial Sugar Extra Fine Granulated Sugar in a small saucepan on medium heat. Whisk constantly until the mixture thickens, then remove from heat immediately.

Sugar Fingerprint?

Divide into small bowls and add 1-2 drops of food coloring to each bowl, mixing well to distribute the colors.

Once the paint has cooled, have your child dip their finger into the paint and press the fingerprint onto the canvas, all around the heart. You can have them fill up the canvas or just do an outline of the heart.

Fingerprint Art

When the finger paint has dried, remove the painter’s tape heart and you will have a one-of-a-kind gift that moms will adore!

Sugar Is For More Than Baking

This winter, keep kids from going stir crazy with simple crafting ideas from Imperial Sugar Kids in The Kitchen, where you can find fun recipe and craft ideas for kids using sugar!

And you can check out these fun activities we’ve made using sugar:

So what are you waiting for? Grab a bag of sugar and get to making memories!


  1. Gail Reed says:

    Hi Arena. I love this craft and want to do it with the kiddos I nanny but do you think it would work with acrylic paint?

  2. Trisha Welch says:

    I just did this with my 2 yr old class , using acrylic paints & a heart made out of contact paper from the dollar tree! Turned out sooo cute!

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