Mom will adore this simple fingerprint Mother’s Day art which works great for even the littlest kids to give to mom. Make this Mothers Day art as a homemade kid gift as something mom will treasure for years to come. Kids of any age can use their fingerprints, finger paints and a canvas or card to create this Mothers Day art at home or in the classroom.

Mother's Day Fingerprint Art(text) Brightly colored paint in fingerprints on a canvas with a relief heart in the middle. A poem at the bottom of the canvas - Kids Activities Blog
Let’s make Mothers Day art!

Easy Fingerprint Art for Toddlers & Preschoolers

For this easy Mothers Day art project we used homemade finger paints so even the littlest kids can get involved. The homemade finger paint recipe is taste-safe and nontoxic using ingredients right from your kitchen.

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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!

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Mother’s Day Fingerprint Art Kids Can Make

Let’s start by making homemade finger paint from kitchen ingredients:

Ingredients Needed for Homemade Finger Paint

Supplies Needed to Make Mother’s Day Craft

Instructions to Make Homemade Finger Paint

Step 1

Instructions on how to make homemade finger paint - Kids Activities Blog - step 1 add ingredients to pan and whisk until combined and thickened
Here are the easy steps to make homemade finger paint.

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

Step 2

Step 2 - Mothers Day art - 6 bowls of homemade finger paint colors: red, yellow, green, blue and purple with orange being made in this step
Let’s add the colors to the homemade finger paint!

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

Step 3

Do not use until it is fully cooled!

Directions to Make Mother’s Day FingerPrint Art

Step 1

Instructions on how to make mothers day art - Kids Activities Blog
Let’s add the heart to our Mothers Day art project!

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.

Step 2

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.

Step 3

Step 3 - Mothers Day Art - Fingerprint Art in progress with finger paints and canvas in the process of finishing on a wood table
Choose mom’s favorite colors for this art project!

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.

Step 4

Step 4 - Mothers Day art - remove the tape heart from the center to reveal the heart shape with colorful fingerprints surrounding it

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!

Finished FingerPaint Art for Mothers Day By Kids

Finished Mothers Day art on canvas with poem

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Did your kids love making this easy fingerprint art for Mothers Day? What did mom think?

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  1. 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!

  2. 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?