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You are My Sunshine Handprint Craft and Free Template for Mother's Day

Print the free "You are my Sunshine" template, make a handprint with your child, and create a card that Mom will love this Mother's Day.
Total Time15 mins
Keyword: Craft, Mother's Day



  • Print the hill on green paper. You only need one hill per craft so you can choose which template you want to use.
    Print the clouds and letter "M"s on white paper.
    Make a handprint by painting your child's hand with yellow paint and stamping it on a white piece of paper. You may need to make a few to get the perfect handprint or you can place their hand on a yellow piece of paper and trace it out with a pencil. When the paint is dry, cut it out.
    Fold the blue piece of paper in half (hamburger style) so the top touches the bottom.
    Glue the hill to the bottom of the card and cut off any excess green paper from the sides of the card.
    Find the center of the hill and tuck a tiny piece of the handprint (bottom of palm) underneath the hill so it looks like the sun is rising from behind it.
    Cut out two letter "M"s and glue them to each side of the handprint to make the word Mom.
    Cut out the clouds and glue them on the blue paper.
    Finish the card by having your child add a special message or drawing to the inside. Dad can also put in a few words to make the card even more special. Thanks for crafting with us. I hope you have a Happy Mother's Day!


Tip: You can trace your child's hand out with a pencil, instead of using paint to make the craft faster, easier, and less messy.
If your child is too young to write have them tell you what they want to say and write it down for them. They can also draw a picture of their favorite thing to do with Mom.