Handprint Flower Pot

By | April 27, 2014

Handprint Flower Pot

My mom is one of those people who has everything she need and is extremely hard to shop for.   So when Mother’s Day comes around each year, I usually have the girls make something special for her instead of hitting the store to buy her something.  She tends to like the homemade gifts better than anything we could buy her and the girls LOVE to give her something that they made like these Handprint Flower Bags we made last year.

This year I thought it would be nice for the girls to make her a pretty Handprint Flower Pot for her to put on her porch.  Depending on the size of the pot you want to use and the age of your kids, you may have to do some fingerprint flowers instead.  We made two pots one for my mom and one for my mother-in-law.  One of the pots was smaller and my oldest (she is 6) had to do fingerprint flowers since her had was too big.

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Out Door Paint (in different colors)
Paint Brushes
Terracotta Flower Pot (any size)
Clear Sealant/Protectant


finger print flower For finger print flowers, dip your finger in yellow paint and put on pot
Then put your finger in your flower color paint and place finger prints around the yellow print

Paint handsPaint your hands the colors of the flowers you want

Place hand on potPlace your hand on the pot to leave your hand print

paint flower stems, leafs, and grassPaint stems, leafs, and grass onto your pot

paint the top rim of potPaint the top rim of the pot

Paint a clear protectant coat over potPaint your clear sealer/protectant over the pot.

fingerprint flower potHere is the pot with the fingerprint flowers.  My little one did the handprints and my oldest the fingerprints.

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37 thoughts on “Handprint Flower Pot

  1. April

    Oh goodness! Mother’s Day! I have to think of something. If my MIL liked gardening, this would be great! But now you have my mind turning! Thanks for sharing with Countdown in Style.

  2. Brittnei

    This is so cute. I love so many of the activities and crafts you do with your kids that you share. I pinned this because I can definitely see me getting a flower pot to try this soon :) Thanks so much for sharing this with us at Countdown in Style!

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  4. aprila

    I absolutely love this such a cute idea. Thanks for linking up at Tell Me About It Tuesday. We hope you hop over and share with us again next week.

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  6. Jill

    This is an adorable idea!

    Thank you for stopping by the Thoughtful Spot Weekly Blog Hop this week. We hope to see you drop by our neck of the woods next week!

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  10. Lynn @ Turnips 2 Tangerines

    What a great idea!! I sent my daughter your blog link and we are going to make some of these pots. I can’t wait to see my grandkids little hands on my flower pots:) Thanks for sharing on the Four Seasons Blog Hop~ Lynn @ Turnips 2 Tangerines

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  20. Kim

    What kind of sealant should be used? Where can I get it? Looks like a fun project!

    1. wemadethat Post author

      Hi Kim, You can use any you choose. If you go to the craft store or hardware store you will find that they have several different ones. For this one I used one in a can that I had to paint on, but in the past I have used spray on ones as well. As long as you seal it it should be fine no matter which one you use.


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  23. Beth

    Hi! What type of outdoor paint did you use? Would this work with non-toxic finger paint? Thanks!

    1. wemadethat Post author

      Hi Beth, You can find outdoor craft paint at any craft store. The outdoor paint tends to hold up better in the elements (sun, rain, etc.). If you keep this inside the non-toxic finger paint may work, however when I have used that paint in the past I noticed it was not as thick so it might not look as good using it.


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  25. Tonee

    I’ve just phoned my local hardware store to make sure they stock everything (they do, yay!) And he said I’d need to undercoat it before finger paint to ensure it sticks? Even with sealant over the top?

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  29. Marilyn Mason

    I have Tempura paint, but not outdoor paint. Can Tempura paint be used on the Terracotta flower pot? Will I find the outdoor paint at a craft store like Michaels or store like Home Depot?

    1. We Made That

      Marilyn, I have never tried Tempura paint so I can not promise it will work. And yes you can find the outdoor paint at any craft store like Michaels, I am sure Home Depot sells it also but it will be a larger quantity than at the craft store.

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