Crafts for Kids: Handprint Art on Cork Board

Here’s a beautiful handprint craft for kids that would make a perfect homemade Mother’s Day gift! The handprint art (or any other artwork you’d like to make) is painted directly onto the cork board, making a great pin board for coupons, photos, or little notes!

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cork board art

I’m always on the lookout for new crafts for kids, and recently I was at Michael’s and saw they had cork board sheets on sale. What a fun canvas those would make!

They are thin enough you can cut them to any size you’d like and really hold acrylic paint well. The best part is you can just paint them and hang them as artwork, or even make them functional and pin coupons or other notes to them. And they’d make a great Mother’s Day gift! (This post contains affiliate links.)

Cork Board Art for Kids

Materials for Cork Board Art

1. Cut the cork board into whatever size you want.

2. Paint your design on the cork board using acrylic paints.

First, Lucy painted a smaller cork board as a gift to me. So cute!


Lucy and I teamed up for the next painting. You’ve probably seen the adorable take on Pablo Picasso’s “Fleurs et Mains” you can do with kids. You just help  your child make his or her handprint with paint onto the cork board, and then paint some flowers. It makes a great keepsake! We used to paint these on paper for Mother’s Day when I was a classroom teacher, but I almost think they stand out even more on the cork board.



And here’s a couple smaller handprints paintings with borders around the edges. I think these would make a really cute gift for Mother’s Day, maybe with some matching ribbon glued to the top for hanging?


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  1. These are super, we have some cork table mats and coasters that could do with ‘brightening’ up. Thank you! 🙂

  2. Cute! Great idea for a new surface to create art on.

  3. Super cute! Thanks so much for linking up to Do Something Crafty Friday on See Vanessa Craft!

  4. Oh I love these! They came out great and are perfect for Mothers Day! Thanks for sharing on We Made That!

  5. Thanks for sharing on Tuesday Tots. I’ve featured this idea on Learn with Play at home this week. 🙂 See it here:

  6. Have you seen that plastic resin stuff that can be made into coasters? I bet you could put that stuff on it? Thanks for sharing at Mom’s Library!

  7. Cute idea. Never would have thought of this!

  8. This is a great idea! I just wanted to let you know that I am linking to this post at Simply Creative Kids on 4/25 if you don’t mind.

  9. What a great idea! I just wanted to let you know that I am linking to this post at Simply Creative Kids on 4/25 if you don’t mind.

  10. I just wanted to let you know; I LOVE LOVE LOVE this idea! I haven’t made it yet because I don’t know who I would gift it to, or if I made it for myself, where I’d put it. But, I’m so excited I found this idea! I just created my new blog and my first real post was 24-Mothers Day Gifts that don’t Break the Bank! After searching for hours, and finding 150 Mothers Day gift ideas, this made my list of top 24. I shared this, and wanted to let you know in case you need any additional kind of credit/linking.

    But your blog is amazing, and I thank you for sharing this!

  11. Besides being a sweet keepsake, it’s useful too, I love it! I’ll be including this in a round-up of gifts kids can make for Mother’s Day on The Crafty Crow 🙂


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