Fingerprint Heart Craft for Mother’s Day

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With Mother’s Day approaching, it’s the perfect time for kids to show their loved ones how much they care with a heartfelt, homemade gift. A fingerprint heart craft is not only adorable but also a fun activity for kids to do. With just a few materials and a little creativity, kids can create a special and unique gift that their loved ones will treasure forever.

The fingerprint heart craft is a fun and easy way for kids to create a one-of-a-kind piece of art. All you need is some paint and paper, and you can turn your child’s fingerprints into a beautiful heart-shaped masterpiece. This craft is perfect for children of all ages and is a great way to encourage creativity and fine motor skills.

Whether you’re looking for a special gift for Mother’s Day, this fingerprint heart craft is sure to impress. It’s a fun and easy way for kids to show their love and appreciation for the special people in their lives. So let’s get started on this adorable and meaningful craft that your child will love to make and give.



To make a fingerprint heart craft for Mother’s Day, you will need the following materials:

  • Black construction paper
  • Other construction paper
  • Washable kids paint in various colors
  • Scissors
  • Paper plate

Here are the step-by-step instructions:

  1. Fold a sheet of construction paper lengthwise and cut a heart shape out of the . This will be the template for your fingerprint heart.
  2. Place the construction paper with the heart cut out on top of the black construction paper. Tape it down in the corners to make sure it doesn’t move while your child painting.
  1. Squeeze a small amount of each color paint onto a palette or plate. You can use any colors you like, but pinks and reds are great for Valentine’s Day and Mother’s Day.
  2. Dip the tip of your child’s finger into one of the paint colors and make a fingerprint on the black construction paper heart. Repeat with different colors until the heart is filled with fingerprints.
  1. Allow the paint to dry completely before moving on to the next step.
  2. Using scissors, cut out a banner from pink construction paper. Write a sweet message of Happy Mother’s Day.
  3. Your fingerprint heart craft is now complete and ready to give as a gift! You can frame it, glue it onto a card or create a fun display with multiple hearts.

This fingerprint heart craft is not only a fun and easy activity for kids, but it also makes a heartfelt and meaningful gift for Mother’s Day or Valentine’s Day. By using their own fingerprints, kids can create a unique and personalized piece of art that their loved ones will cherish forever. So grab some paint and paper and get ready to make a special and memorable gift for the special people in your child’s life.

Age Suitability

This craft is good for toddlers aged children 2 years old and up.

Mess Level

The mess level for this craft is low.

Difficulty to Create 


Skills Developed

Language development, shape recognition, color recognition, hand-eye coordination, fine motor skills, imaginative play, creativity.

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