Best Mother’s Day Craft – Hands Down!

Watch your creativity bloom with this DIY flower bouquet project that allows you to create a sweet, unique gift that’s perfect for Mother’s Day! This fun art project for kids transforms your little one’s tiny hands into a vibrant bouquet that will never wilt! Even though this is a great Mother’s Day gift, it makes a great gift year round – Father’s Day, Grandparent’s Day, or just to brighten someone’s day! One thing is always for sure – little hands plus big hearts can never lose!

Time Duration: 30-45 minutes 

Skill Level: Intermediate

OOLY Products Needed

Other Items Needed: 

  • Scissors (adult supervision required)
  • Glue
  • Large Plate (non-porous)


Child using paintbrush to color in purple vase on white sketchpaper

Step 1: On a sheet of Lil’ Watercolor Paint Pad, draw the outline of a large vase with The Ink Works Markers. Color in with your favorite shade of Rainbow Sparkle Watercolor Gel Crayons. Transform the image into a pretty watercolor painting by brushing the vase with on water using Lil’ Paint Brush. Set aside to dry.

Child outlining their hand using Ink Work Markers with other arts and crafts supplies on the table

Step 2: Next, you’re going to capture those tiny hands in time! Outline hands on three separate sheets of Lil’ Watercolor Paint Pad, using The Ink Works Markers. These will make up your forever bouquet.

Child coloring in pink hand on sketchpaper with blue hand next to them on arts and crafts table

Step 3: Color in each hand with Rainbow Sparkle Watercolor Gel Crayons. Like you did with the vase, you can add water to create a pretty watercolor effect. Set aside to dry.

Hand using Ink Works Markers to draw stems for the flower craft

Step 4: Now, with The Ink Works Markers, draw 3 stems for your flowers. Add leaves if you want.

Kid using Rainbow Sparkle Gel Crayons to color in green stems for flower craft

Step 5: Color in stems with Rainbow Sparkle Watercolor Gel Crayons.

Kid in purple sweater cutting green flower stems out of sketchbook paper

Step 6: Now it’s time to cut everything out and assemble. Cut out stems first if the flowers and vase are still drying.

Child using scissors to cut blue hand print out of sketchpaper with more colorful handprints on the table

Step 7: Then, cut out hands.

Hand using ooly marker to write Happy on purple vase drawn and colored on sketchpaper

Step 8: With The Ink Works Markers, write a message on the vase – it can be as simple as “Happy Mother’s Day”! Make sure your vase is dry before you write on it!

Hands using metal scissors to cut out purple vase from sketchpaper

Step 9: Once you’ve written your message, you can cut out the vase.

Kid's hands using elmer's glue to glue flower stems to the back of a paper vase to hold up flowers

Step 10: Now it’s time to assemble your fever bouquet! Glue stems to the back of hands and to the back of the vase.

Mother's Day craft vase with hand printed flowers next to Stickiville stickers
Kid's hands putting stickers on cut out purple vase with more stickers and arts and crafts on the table

Step 11: If you want to add a little extra flair, you can decorate further with Stickiville stickers.

If you’re looking to mix it up even further, you can create flowers from the handprints of multiple children to make a bouquet from the whole family, or even trace your feet for more variety! Put the final creation on a refrigerator, bulletin board or to decorate the outside of a present. 

This easy craft idea for kids will encourage their imagination and artistic skills. It’s incredibly versatile and fun. Afterall, everyone loves a bouquet of unique flowers!

We would love to see photos of your craft projects! Tag us on Instagram at @WeAreOOLY using #OOLYcreateyourhappy.

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