Queen Mary Art Project for Kids (Handprint Craft For Preschoolers)

My preschooler crafted Mary, Queen of Heaven, as a handprint project- and I’m very happy with the results! 🙂 You can find all of my ideas about how to honor Mary with kids in May here, and today we are going to talk about how to make this Mary art project for kids. 

Queenship of Mary Handprint Craft

This would be a perfect craft for a May crowning, or just a fun art project for Catholic kids anytime!

Completed Project
Painted footprint, handprint, and fingerprints on paper made into Mary
Start by having your child stamp his or her foot, hand, and fingers.
Step by step of painted footprint, handprint, and fingerprints
(There are 12 “star” fingerprints around Mary)
I would suggest letting this dry before moving on.
Girl next to painted paper
  1. *tip* When stamping your hand, you might not want to paint all the way up the fingers. I didn’t.
  2. Paint Mary’s blue veil around her face.
  3. Trace around the outside of Mary’s crown with gold glitter glue, and add dotted jewels with red glitter glue.
  4. Paint on Mary’s face.
Step-by-step of painting the face of Mary

I then let my daughter decorate the stars with glitter glue. Older kids can draw asterisk shapes on top of the fingerprints with the glitter glue.

Finished side-by-side craft

Here are some of my 4 year old’s completed Mary trading cards. She is so proud of these- I’m not sure what she’s going to think of mailing them away!

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Small cards of painted handprint Mary faces

The Feast of the Queenship of the Blessed Virgin Mary is coming up on May 31. Happy Catholic Crafting!

If you’re looking for more ideas, check out my other resources on how to honor Mary with kids.

More Mary Resources for Kids


  1. Lacy~ This is SOOOOO adorable and such a creative idea! I just LOVE it:) We will definitely use it in the future.

  2. Sarah Harkins says

    Finally, a drawing project my three year old boy, who hates drawing, could do and succeed at! thank you for this great idea!

  3. Gardenia says

    I love this idea lacy. it's beautiful. we must try this at our house. and those trading cards are soooo lovely. be sure to keep one of them for your family — it's something your daughter will treasure.

  4. Jamie Jo says

    I love this idea!!!! I have done many hand and foot paintings and this is my new favorite!!!!

  5. What a great idea! I am having a hard time getting my kids to complete 5 trading cards each. Wish I had thought of something as cute and easy to duplicate! Love them!

  6. Kimberlee says

    Lacy, those are all so beautiful! The trading cards are so precious – I do hope she makes an extra for her Mommy! 🙂 And Alicia, duplicates are fine, especially for the younger participants as they will be going to five different other kids.

  7. very cute:)

  8. Thanks for this adorable idea! I'll be doing this with our Pre-K4J group tomorrow!

  9. Cool! I am a fan of this project- it's fun! 🙂