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Get Creative: Handprint Heart Tree

Wednesday 7th March 2018

Try out this great craft for Mother’s Day with your group.


  • Blue Coloured card (for background – sky)
  • Green sugar paper (for background – ground/grass)
  • Pink sugar paper (for hearts)
  • Brown sugar paper (for arm and forearm – tree)
  • Guillotine
  • Staplers
  • Scissors
  • Pencil
  • PVA Glue


In preparation a leader should use a guillotine to cut up strips of the pink sugar paper approx 2cm wide, enough for 15-20 per child.


  1. Get the children to draw around their hand and forearm on to a piece of sugar paper (you could use brown to represent tree trunk or alternatively another colour) and then cut this out (leaders may need to assist with cutting out).
  2. Cut out a pattern using the green sugar paper, for the grass at the bottom of the picture.
  3. Stick the cut out hand and forearm on the piece of blue card.
  4. Using the pink strips of paper, connect the ends together with a staple and a folded crease to create the heart shape.
  5. Put some PVA glue on to a paper plate that the children can put their heart shape into and then put that on their tree, continue doing this placing 15-20 heart shapes on to the tree.
  6. Finish by writing a message to Mum and saying ‘Happy Mother’s Day’.

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