Fingerprint Cherry Blossoms

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Finger print cherry blossom craft for kids


As many of you know my daughter Mai is named after my mother. I get questioned on her name all the time.

“That’s an unusual name.”

“How do you say it? May?”

“How did you come up with that name?”

Typically, when I am asked what her name is, it comes out in one giant run-on sentence. Inhale & go…”Her name is Mai. Like a Mai Tai, but that isn’t why I named her that. She is named after my mother. It is Vietnamese. It means cherry blossom.” Exhale. Mai must have heard this story many times because she has begun referring to herself as Cherry Blossom, Princess Cherry Blossom to be accurate.

The princess & I were snowbound again for the weekend, so took advantage of our time with some arts & crafts inspired by her lovely name.

Fingerprint Cherry Blossom

Draw a branch for your cherry blossoms with a marker or paint.


Mix a few different shades of pink.


Have your child dip their finger in the paint & press onto the branches.

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Switch shades of pink & keep dabbing.



A flower as pretty as my little girl.




  1. I love the idea behind the cherry blossom fingerprint craft and also the story behind Mai’s name as I know how much you do miss your mom and this was the perfect way to never forget her, as well as to remember and pay tribute to her, too ๐Ÿ˜‰

    1. Thank you Janine. I do miss my mother so. Mai’s Cherry blossoms came out so pretty. I think I will frame them.

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