Mother’s Day Crafts for Kids: Make Handprint Photo Frame for Mom

Make a mom photo frame for Mother’s Day because homemade gifts are always the most special.

Children have small hands and the largest of hearts. They can immortalize these important parts with clay, paint and a photo. What a treat that would make for Mother’s Day!

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What do you need:

  • Air dried clay
  • Chain
  • Photo
  • Heart shaped cookie cutter
  • Toothpick
  • Acrylic paint
  • Brush
  • Glue
  • Scissors

Paint your mom’s favorite colors! Source: provided.

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Roll the clay flat, large enough to hold two hands. Push both hands on the clay to make an impression, with the fingertips touching, as well as the tips of the thumb. Rotate the clay 180 degrees.

Cut out a small love heart in the middle of the clay with a cookie cutter or toothpick. Cut out a larger love heart around the handprint. The clay now looks like a frame.

Using a toothpick, poke two holes at the top of the love heart frame and a third hole at the bottom. Cut a hole at the top of the cutout small heart. In the small heart, you can engrave the year of realization of this project, using the toothpick.

Set the clay hearts aside to dry. Paint the clay hearts then let dry again.

Turn the large clay heart over so that it is face down. Glue along the edge of the heart-shaped hole. Press a family photo onto the glue.

Thread string through the two holes at the top of the heart, making a loop with a knot. Wrap a second length of string through the small heart and the hole at the bottom of the large heart, then tie together.

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