How to Make Flower Pots With a Child's Handprints

Updated February 21, 2017

Flower pots made with kids' handprints are an excellent Mother's Day gift for a mother or even a grandmother. There is nothing sweeter than capturing children's handprints while they are still little. Kids will love getting to create something themselves, especially if it involves getting a little messy too. Even if you're not terribly crafty, this is a simple project that anyone can do and involves very few materials. Mom will cherish the tiny handprints for years to come.

Paint the outside of the flower pot with white acrylic paint and a paintbrush to cover the entire pot.

Paint the coloured acrylic paint onto the kids' hands using the paintbrush.

Press the kids' hands onto the pot to make the handprints, using different colours of paint and going different directions to make it creative.

Spray or brush on a clear sealer to make the handprint designs permanent.

Fill the pot with bright flowers and let the kids give it to a special someone as a sweet present.


Decorate the pots by gluing stones around the rim if you like.

Things You'll Need

  • Clay flower pot
  • White acrylic paint
  • Coloured acrylic paints
  • Paintbrush
  • Clear sealer
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Christi Aldridge has been writing professionally since 2009. She graduated from Texas Christian University, where she was a featured contributor for several campus publications and won an award for best columnist.