You Are My Sunshine Handprint Card for Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is a special day to show appreciation for the amazing mothers in our lives. One of the best ways to express our love and gratitude is through a handmade gift. And what better way to make a Mother’s Day card than with your child’s adorable handprints and a heartfelt message? In this blog post, I will share a simple and fun craft project that you can do with your child to create a “You are my sunshine” handprint card that will melt any mother’s heart.

This project is perfect for children of all ages and requires only a few basic supplies. It is a great way to spend quality time with your child while creating something meaningful and memorable for Mother’s Day. Not only will you and your child have fun making the card, but it will also be a precious keepsake that mom will treasure for years to come.



  • Kids washable Yellow Paint
  • Paint brush
  • Q-tip
  • White and blue construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Marker or pen


Step 1: Make the Handprint

Write to large ‘M’s on either side of a piece of white construction paper. Using a paint brush paint your child’s (or let them do it on their own) hand with washable yellow paint. Make a single yellow handprint between the two ‘M’s.

Step 2: Create the sun

Pour some paint into a bowl and use the q-tips to make the rays of sunshines all around the handprint. Write “You are my sunshine” below the sun with a marker or pen. This will serve as the main message of the card.

Step 3: Attach the clouds

Cut out some clouds from blue construction paper. Glue them above the sunshine.

Step 4: Personalize the card

Encourage your child to personalize the card with different decorations and embellishments. They can add stickers, glitter, or even draw a picture on the card. You can also have them write a special message on the inside of the card to make it even more meaningful for mom.

After completing the card, present it to mom on Mother’s Day! This will be a special and heartfelt gift that she will cherish for years to come.


  • To make the handprint if your child doesn’t like to have their hand painted you can trace it onto the construction paper using a pencil and cut it out.
  • If you don’t have yellow construction paper, you can use other colors and still create a sun-shaped decoration.
  • Encourage your child to personalize the card with their own unique touches, as this will make it extra special for mom.

Creating a “You are my sunshine” handprint card is a fun and easy craft project that you can do with your child to create a meaningful and memorable Mother’s Day gift. With just a few basic supplies and some creativity, you can create a beautiful card that expresses your love and gratitude for mom. This project is perfect for children of all ages and provides a great opportunity for quality time together while developing fine motor skills and creativity. It is a wonderful way to show mom just how much she means to you and your child.

Age Suitability

This craft is good for toddlers aged children 18 months 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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