Sunflower Handprint-A Mother's Day Craft

Happy, Happy Mother's Day! I hope you all had a wonderful day with your mom! Or, enjoyed the day being pampered by your kiddos! :)

We made one of my favorite art activities for our moms this week! I truly look forward to this ALL year. I have been making it for 14? years! There are not many crafts out there that I repeat year after year, but this is one of them! 

Sunflower Handprint
Before making this flower, I love reading the book The Tiny Seed, by Eric Carle. Have you read this book? It's a must read!

Here are the steps to make the sunflower handprint:
Step 1: Paint your student's hand orange. 
Step 2: Make the print at the top of the page. Add more paint. Make print on the right. Add more paint. Make print on the left. Add more paint. Make print on the bottom. The fingers will be facing out for all of the prints.
Step 3: Let dry.
Step 4: Repeat process using yellow.
Step 5: Let dry.
Step 6: Using green paint, let the student paint the stem and leaves.
Step 7: Give them brown paint to make the seeds by dipping their finger and adding the seeds.
Step 8: Let dry.
Step 9: Have student write their name using a black marker at the bottom.
Step 10: Laminate and display in the classroom and/or send home as your Mother's Day gift.
Laminated Sunflower Handprint
Laminated Sunflower Handprint
Aren't these adorable?! I LOVE how each student creates the leaves so differently! This year, we did not put the sunflower handprints up on our walls. We just sent them home, along with a poem for Mother's Day. We also gave each student a real sunflower to take home to their mommies! Our little ones were sooooo excited! It was actually really cute. While we were lined up to go home, they were lifting their sunflowers up in the air to be closer to the sun! Isn't that just precious?!! They are sunflowers, after all! :)

I forgot to take a pic of our beautiful sunflowers, but here is one that is very similar to the flowers our little ones took home.

What do you like making for Mother's Day? Maybe this sunflower handprint will make its way into your classroom, someday. 


  1. I can see why you do those every year! Very cute!

    1. Thank you so much! I have made these with Kindergarten, 2nd grade, and 3rd grade...they are always a hit!

      Beth :)

  2. This is adorable!!! I just bought this book too. I will have to try this out next week. Thanks for the idea. Newest follower from the Aspire to Inspire Neighborhood Blog Party!

    1. Thank you! I hope you enjoy it!:) I am off to follow you right back!

      Beth :)


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