Friday, March 18, 2011

Beautiful Children's Fingerprint Crafts - Flower Pot and Star Tray

These are some crafts that we have made for our Youth Silent Auction at church this year.

The pot is one of my favorites and all of these have been made with children's fingerprints.

Needed for the pot:
bottom for pot
acrylic paints

1. Paint the pot light blue.

2. Put the children's hands in the green paint (put the paint on a paper plate) and have them put their handprints around the bottom for grass.

3. Paint the bottom for the pot a bright green.

4. Use children's fingerprints for insects:
red - ladybugs
yellow - bee
pink/green/any - butterflies
orange - caterpillar
black - spider

5. When the paint dries fill in with sharpie to look like the insects/flowers, etc.

This pot is from this year and the pre-k and nursery children made this. Their fingerprints are so tiny!

To make the star tray:

1. Purchase a wood tray from Hobby Lobby or other craft store.

2. Paint the tray a midnight blue for the sky.

3. Use gold or yellow glitter paint and have the children put the prints on the tray. Leave room at the bottom for a bible verse or a saying.
4. Using a toothpick make the triangle around the outside of the fingerprints to look like stars.

5. Use a Sharpie to write a verse.

Note - Sharpies dry out very quickly on acrylic paint to have quite a few on hand.

These are great for Mother's Day, Father's Day, birthdays and more.

Thank you so much Bethany for helping me make these every year and coming up with such original and wonderful ideas!
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  1. Could I please use one of your pictures of the fingerprint flower pot? I will link back to you. I am working on a Mother's Day post of my favorite hand and footprint crafts. Thanks for your consideration.

    1. Here is the post that I used your picture in.

    2. Sorry for the late reply, Yes! You may definitely use one of the pictures of the flower pot (love this craft) and link it back to this site. Thank you for asking! Love your ideas for Mother's Day!

    3. No problem on the late reply. I went ahead and created the post. I figured if you didn't want me to, I could go back and take it out. The link to the post is above. There have been several good comments about the flower pot.