Mother’s Day is Just Around the Corner!

Hello, Friends!  Spring is flying by, and it is hard to believe that in just a little over a week (Sunday May 13th to be exact) it will be time to celebrate Mother’s Day once more! What better way to show appreciation for Mom than by taking the time to make her a homemade gift? Here is a fun craft idea that the whole family can enjoy making together that we found from  Not only will this craft provide mothers with a practical tote bag for shopping, but it serves as a keepsake to forever preserve the handprints of her child.  Fill up the finished tote bags with other goodies (chocolates, tea, coffee etc…) for Mom to enjoy on her special day!


For this craft you will need:

  • Solid-color Canvas tote bags (can be found at most craft stores)
  • Fabric paints
  • Sponge brush
  • Old newspapers

Step 1: Lay out the old newspaper on a flat surface to make clean-up easier.

Step 2: Using a sponge brush, help your child paint the palm of his/her hand with any color fabric paint they choose.

Step 3: Have your child press his/her painted handprints onto the canvas bag in a circular pattern resembling the petals of a flower.

Step 4: Complete the flower by painting a circle in the center of the handprints and adding a stem and leaves.  Feel free to let your creativity blossom and paint your own designs on the bag as well!

Step 5: After the fabric paint is dry, stuff the bag with goodies for Mom!

Enjoy!  Please share your finished products with us by e-mailing photos to!