Fingerprint Art: Flower Pot Kids Craft

Are you looking for a fun and easy craft activity to do with your kids this spring? This simple and creative fingerprint art activity is perfect for kids of all ages and allows them to use their imagination and creativity to create a unique and beautiful flower pot that they can be proud of. Continue reading below for instructions to make them with your kids!

DIY a fingerprint flower pots kids craft! A fun and easy art craft for kids that also makes a sweet Mother's Day gift.

Since we did these at the beginning of May and I LOVE a sentimental fingerprint craft, the kids added a cute little Mother’s Day tag to turn it into a sweet homemade gift for mom (yes, I still act surprised when they give them to me 😆) or grandma!

How to make a Fingerprint Art Flower Pot:

Gather your materials: I used a 4″ terracotta flower pot, acrylic paint in various colors, a paintbrush, a black skinny permanent marker, paint markers, potting soil, and flower seeds or flowers. The specific paint colors I used were Mondo Llama : Gooey marshmallow , Blooming violet, Curious Goldfinch , Fragrant lilac , Summer strawberry , Tart grapefruit , Coral Cay, Misty Ocean and

First, we painted our pots different colors. Once the background had dried, I drew on the butterfly body and flower centers in a sporadic pattern, leaving enough room for the finger prints.

Next, the kids dipped a finger into the paint and pressed them onto the pot to create fingerprint art. We made 3 different fingerprint patterns: butterflies, lady bugs, and daisies. For the fingerprint lady bugs, simply make red spots all over the flower pot. The fingerprint butterfly was made by adding 4 “wing” prints to each pre-drawn butterfly body. The fingerprint daisy was made by adding about 5 prints around each pre-drawn flower center.

Steps to make a fingerprint art project for kids. Make an easy spring fingerprint flower pot craft!

Once the paint had dried, we used the black paint marker and skinny sharpie to draw on the lady bug spots and body. The curly antennae are a favorite detail!

Make an adorable fingerprint art lady bug flower pot. Easy steps to make a fingerprint spring craft with kids

Be sure to seal the pots to keep their sweet fingerprints and artwork forever!

Then, we filled the pot with potting soil and planted our flower seeds. We watered the seeds and placed the pot in a sunny spot, eagerly anticipating the growth of our beautiful flowers.

This craft activity was not only fun and easy but also had many benefits for my kids. It encouraged their creativity and imagination, helped them develop their fine motor skills, taught them about plant growth and life cycles, and gave them a sense of pride and accomplishment as they watched their flowers bloom.

So, if you’re looking for a fun and engaging activity to do with your kids, I highly recommend giving the fingerprint flower pot craft a try!


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  • Serena
    March 27, 2024

    Hi, I love this idea! I was just wondering what the name of the flower is. I’m looking for small flowers that I can put in the pot without having to change it to the backyard.

    • jess
      April 18, 2024

      Hi ! These are marigolds 🙂

  • Melanie
    April 9, 2024

    Love this craft! Where did you get the tag from? I have been searching high and low.


    • jess
      April 18, 2024

      Hi! This tag is from @threadmama_story (instagram)

  • Jen
    April 29, 2024

    Hi! How did you apply the base coat of paint? I tried to do this with acrylic paint and a foam brush and have so many brush lines. Thanks!

    • jess
      April 30, 2024

      Hi ! I used a flat paintbrush on them. I added a paintbrush set to my supply section up top, using those as a reference, the one I used would be most like the one with the green handle. I did have some imperfections and brush strokes on mine too, if you look at the last close-up picture of the lady bugs, you can see them.

  • Stephanie
    May 2, 2024

    Love this! What did you seal them with?

    • jess
      May 8, 2024

      I just sealed them with mod podge since I’m keeping them indoors 🙂

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