Super Easy Mother’s Day Fingerprint Art

Mom will adore this simple fingerprint Mother’s Day art which works great for even the littlest kids to give to mom. This homemade kid gift is something she will treasure for years to come using their fingerprints, finger paints and a canvas or card.

Mother's Day Fingerprint Art

Easy Fingerprint Art for Toddlers & Preschoolers

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 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

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.

Step 1

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.

6 bowls of homemade finger paint colors: red, yellow, green, blue and purple with orange being made in this step

Step 2

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

Instructions on how to make mothers day art - Kids Activities Blog

Step 1

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.

Fingerprint Art

Step 3

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

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!

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


  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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