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Mother’s Day Hand Print





Host: Jenny Barnett Rohrs

Always cover your work surface with a mat or some type of protective covering like wax paper or plastic.
Always use care when using tools or a heat source. Be careful and safe!

Age Range: 7 to 12

Grade Range: 2 to 6

Skill Level: Easy

Appropriate for These Special Events:
Mother’s or Father’s Day, Every Day and Rainy Days

Supports Subject Area(s) of:
Language Arts – e.g. step by step instructions
Visual Arts

Time needed for project:
1 hour plus drying time


Family Hand Prints (Mother’s/Father’s Day Craft)


Materials needed:

  1. Elmer’s® Painters® Opaque Paint Markers
  2. 12” Elmer’s® Chalk Foam Board – cut to size by an adult
  3. Elmer’s® Glitter Glue
  4. Elmer’s® Boardmate® Reusable Stencils
  5. chalk
  6. copy paper
  7. pencil
  8. scissors
  9. frame


  1. Using copy paper and pencil, trace hands and cut out with scissors.
  2. Cut chalk foam board to the size of your frame. You will need an adult to do this for you. Using chalk, scribble onto foamboard and wipe with paper towel.
  3. Arrange hands into a pleasing pattern; trace around them using Painter’s Markers. Write in names and ages, if desired.
  4. Using stencils, trace year numbers in pencil or marker. Fill in with marker- let dry. Go over top with glitter glue.
  5. Remove glass and cardboard from frame. Place chalk foam board inside and press down tabs.


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