I’m at it again! Here are some pictures of the art that I created using my kid’s handprints and some finger-painting!
To make this shamrock I used a small canvas that I bought on sale at my local craft store. I let me son paint the background orange and then I used a different green color for each of my kid’s handprints. To add the lettering I used rubber stamps and paint! This one is my favorite!
I had my son finger-paint the rainbow and color the pot of gold with crayon. Once the rainbow was dry he glued on his own “gold” coins that I purchased at my local dollar store!
My son wrote his name with a white crayon and I went over it with gold glitter glue!
You can do this with the shamrock and leprechaun like I did or do them separate. I had my daughter do the shamrock and son do the leprechaun so they each got to do their own thing. My son used his fingertips to do the hair and pink cheeks. I attached a cute saying and sent these to our family for St. Patrick’s Day!
Click the links below to see handprint ideas for
Christmas,Valentine’s Day, and Patriotic Holidays!
Christmas Handprint Memories
Valentine’s Day Handprint Crafts
Handprint American Flag
Have fun MaKinG MeMoRiEs!
~Robyn (Jersey Girl)
Maybe it’s the first grade teacher in me, or maybe it is just simply the Mommy in me trying to bottle every minute of my kids being LiTtLe, but I am hooked on handprint crafts! When my son was born I made about 20 handprint turkeys for Thanksgiving and sent them out to family and friends. Since then there hasn’t been a holiday that has gone by without the creation of a handprint project to proudly hang in our home to remember how little their hands once were and to remind us how quickly time goes by. Maybe my Handprint Memories post last Christmas prompted some of you get out the paint and start MaKiNg SoMe MeMoRiEs…if not, here are some easy Valentine’s Day ideas to get you started!
This year my 5-year-old son was able to paint the L and the E after I traced them!
I found these wood hearts at my local craft store and stamped them with the “special name” that my kids say I call them the most!
You can also do a family handprint craft!
Here’s one my sister did last year and gave out as Valentine’s Day gifts from my niece!
~Robyn (Jersey Girl)
I try to do a handprint/footprint project with my kids for each HoLiDaY or SeAsOn. I started them shortly after my son turned one and have continued since. It is FuN to look back and see how their hands and feet have grown and the projects make great decorations and gifts. You can find tons of great ideas just by doing a simple Google search for holiday handprint projects. Have fun CrEaTiNg great memories!
I made this wreath last Christmas using my son’s handprints for the wreath and my daughter’s tiny feet for the holly! I wrote the little poem myself!
I made these little snowmen out of their feet last January!