This heartfelt craft is a special and unique way for students to express gratitude for their mothers on Mother's Day.

What You Need

  • Green paint
  • Paintbrushes
  • 9- by 12-inch white construction paper, one sheet per student
  • 9- by 12-inch light-colored construction paper, one sheet per two students
  • Scissors
  • Glue sticks
  • Small die-cut flowers in various colors, at least 5 per student
  • Crayons, markers, or pencils
  • Optional: A pattern or stencil of a flowerpot

What You Do

  1. Before class, cut the 9-by 12-inch light-colored construction paper into 9-inch by 6-inch half sheets.
  2. Help your students paint one of their palms with the green paint.
  3. Instruct your students to make a handprint on the white construction paper. Set the handprints aside to dry.
  4. Have your students cut out a flowerpot shape from a half sheet of the light-colored construction paper. Note: You may want to make a flowerpot pattern or stencil for younger students to trace.
  5. When the green handprints are dry, have your students glue their flowerpots to the white construction paper at the base of their handprints, as shown in the picture.
  6. Now your students can glue a small die-cut flower to the tip of each finger and thumb.
  7. Your students can give the craft a special touch by writing messages to their mothers on the flowerpots.