A sweet kid-made gift – handprint roses that will be cherished forever! These cute Handprint Roses are perfect for a homemade Valentine’s craft or Mother’s day gift.
What mom (or dad) doesn’t love a gift with her child’s handprint front and center?
I cherish all of the sweet handprint crafts my daughter has given me through the years – but I kind of am weirded out by handprint crafts that are mostly made by adults. There’s something insincere to me about getting a craft “from my daughter” with her teacher’s drawings all over it – I just want something simple and sweet that has minimal adult help so the focus can be squarely on how darn cute those little handprints are! Plus, as a daycare provider, I know how proud kids are when they are able to give their parents gifts that they actually made themselves.
This Handprint Rose craft is simple for kids to make by themselves with minimal instruction or help. They can make “flowers” in any color and either attach a simple pre-made “stem” (of pipe cleaner or a stick) or even paint and customize their own stick or dowel for the stem. You could even make a few Footprint Roses to add to the bouquet!
Older kids can write sweet messages on the back of the roses or attach a tag with a thoughtful note.
Check out just how easy it is to make these sweet handprint roses with kids – and then scroll down to grab the free printable directions!
Materials for Handprint Roses
- White cardstock
- Red paint
- Sticks, pipecleaners – whatever you have for stems
Tip: keep baby wipes on hand if you’re working with a group to easily remove paint from hands.
Tip #2: test out the paint first to ensure it is saturated enough. Most finger paints are quite lightly colored.
How to Make Handprint Roses with Kids
Paint your child’s palm with their chosen color of paint.
Have them press their hands down on the cardstock and pull their hand back up straight. You may need to help press hands down or help them “unstick” their hands from the cardstock without ruining/smudging the print.
Let the paint dry and then have the children cut out the flowers. (I suggest encouraging them to leave a bit of the white around the handprint to avoid cutting into their print.)
Place the handprint upside down and glue a stick or pipecleaner to the back.
For some additional security, glue a small strip horizontally across the pipe cleaner to help hold the stem in place.
Let dry completely before assembling or wrapping.
Grab your free printable for our handprint rose craft for kids:
These handprint roses are a sweet and simple craft perfect for Valentine’s Day or Mother’s Day – who can resist those cute little handprints?!