Mother's Day Handprint Dish Towel

This adorable, personalized dish towel makes a great Mother’s Day gift. This craft is fun for kids to make and mom will cherish this handprint dishtowel for a lifetime. This craft requires close adult supervision.



  • 1 Dish Towel
  • Fabric paint
  • Paper plate
  • Paint brush
  • Wet paper towels
  • Butcher paper or newspaper


Cover the surface with butcher paper or newspaper to protect the table. Lay the dish towel flat on the craft surface. Add fabric paint to a paper plate. Encourage the child to press one hand in the paint making sure that the entire palm is covered. Next, help the child place their hand flat on the dish towel, pressing hard so that the entire surface of the palm touches the dish towel.  Next instruct them to lift their hand straight up.

Now, immediately use a wet paper towel to wipe and remove the fabric paint. Repeat on the other hand to create a total of two handprints. Finally, use the fabric paint and paint brush to write “Mommy’s Helping Hands” or a similar sentiment along with the year on the dish towel. Allow to dry completely.

About the Author
Carla received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Family and Consumer science with an emphasis in Child Development. She also holds a Master of Library and Information Science degree, specializing in public librarianship and youth services.