Handprint Doily Fine Motor Craft

A handprint craft is a fun Mother's Day activity for toddlers and preschoolers. This simple painting activity has beautiful results that kids, and grownups, will love.

Kids handprint craft for Mother's Day

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Kids love making handprint crafts, especially for special occasions like Mother's Day or Valentine's Day.

What makes a handprint activity so appealing for kids? Is it the feel of the paint on their hands? The fun of stamping handprints on paper? Or is it the fun of sharing a special keepsake with a grownup? All of these!

Kids can make handprints in many different ways: tracing hands, finger painting, or pressing hands in play dough.

All these activities provide excellent opportunities to engage fine motor skills, strengthening fingers and hands. 

This handprint painting activity is a fun way for kids to make a special gift for Mother's Day. The activity requires few materials and can be adjusted to suit the supplies you have on hand.

Let's get started with some sensory and creative fun!

Handprint doily craft

Supplies for doily craft


Handprint painting doily craft


  • 10 inch (25 cm) paper doily 
  • narrow ribbon
  • washable paint

  • plastic yarn needle (optional)


Instructions for handprint doily craft

Painting with handprints preschool activity


1. Make the handprint.

Press the hand into a tray filled with paint or brush over the hand with a paint brush. Cover the hand completely.

Press the painted hand onto the center of the doily.

2. Make thumbprints or fingerprints around the perimeter of the doily.

3. Let dry.

4. Lace narrow ribbon through the holes in the doily.

You can make holes larger with a hole punch so lacing is easier for young children.


 Kids lacing activity with ribbon and paper doily


 Paper doily handprint craft for kids


Help your child tie a bow once the ribbon has been looped through the holes.

Leave a little slack at the top for a hanger if possible, or simply add another piece of ribbon with tape.

Be creative with paint colors and ribbons. How about something green for St. Patrick's Day?

Handprint crafts support hands-on fun and learning as kids explore and create.

This simple hand print activity makes a perfect gift for Mother's Day or any special occasion!

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Hand print doily craft for toddlers and preschoolers


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