Mother’s Day Gift Idea: Handprint Flower Canvas Art

Handprint Flower Canvas Art 1Every year for Mother’s Day I have my kids either pick out a card for their Grammy or make her a card.  I prefer them to make a card since it’s more personal, but that doesn’t always happen.  Anyway, I was laying in bed one night trying to come up with something different and more creative this year and this idea came to me.  I was excited to get started, but now that it’s done it’s even better than I imagined. I LOVE it, and am definitely going to be making one for me too.  I also have tons more idea for more canvas art with my kids that I can’t wait to get started on!

Here’s what you’ll need:

canvas art supplies

  • -Canvas (you can find them in tons of different sizes; I used a 15×30 since I knew I needed to fit 4 kids’ hands on it)
  • -Assorted acrylic paints
  • -Foam brushes (I bought one for each color paint so I wouldn’t have to wash in between colors)

Brush paint onto your child’s hand/fingers using the foam brushes. I started by doing the stems first, then the flower petals, then the grass.  The stems are simply the index finger until desired height, reapplying paint with the foam brush between each application.  For the flower petals I painted only the palm and 4 fingers (not the thumb).  The leaves are their thumb prints, and the grass is each of the fingers.  Lastly, I had them each “sign” the artwork with their thumb print using the same color they did their flower with.

Thumbprint signature

I wanted to add a few more things to the painting, but know sometimes less is more.  It’s okay though, I’ll just have to do those things on our next canvas! 🙂

I can’t wait for the kids to give this to my mom on Mother’s Day; she’s going to love it!!  (Picture with the kids and grammy to come next week!)


  1. Oh my goodness! So cute! I want to do this too for our moms!! 🙂

  2. This turned out so cute and I love that it’s on canvas!! I would cherish it!

  3. That is super adorable. I’d love this as a gift!

  4. I love this so much! I think we’re “borrowing” this idea for my MIL.

  5. I love this idea! We’ll definitely have to give this one a try. So cute and would be perfect to hang in our playroom, too.

  6. That is adorable! Super cute and definitely frame worthy! Thanks.

  7. It’s looking so beautiful, you did great work, worth admirable gift idea you have shared, many thanks for sharing this great post..

  8. That is so so cute and such a great idea! We did something similar with my son’s feet. We made his footprints in the shape of a heart and wrote I love you from my head to the tip of my toes!

  9. I bet Grammy loved this!

  10. Wonderful idea!

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