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50 Handprint Crafts You Can Make with Your Child

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printsYour kids are only little for a short amount of time, so why not freeze a moment during that time by creating a hand print craft with your child? You and your child can make one-of-a-kind ornaments for your Christmas tree and to give as special gifts. The gifts become keepsakes that can be kept or given away if you like, and these 50 blogs explain how to create several different hand print, fingerprint and even footprint projects so that you can make some of your own.

Ornaments

Hand print ornaments are a unique way to preserve each year of your child’s life. If your kids are older, they may want to add felt scarves to hand print snowmen or use a paint pen to make reindeer out of fingerprints. If your kids are younger, make ornaments by pressing hand prints into clay. Sometimes it’s difficult to get a baby to keep his hand open, so you may have to wait until he is asleep to get his hand print. Make a small hole in the clay before you bake it or allow it to dry so that you have a way to hang it when it’s done. You can paint the clay or leave it white. Check out these 10 blogs to learn what steps to take when creating hand print ornaments.

Dishes

Ceramic dishes are a clever and practical way to preserve hand prints, footprints and fingerprints. There a many clever ideas for turning footprints and hand prints into animals and other objects that can be used on holiday platters, cups and bowls. Depending on what surface you are putting the prints on you can use ink, paint or glitter glue to get a good print that will stay. For more tips, take a look at these 10 blogs.

Gifts

You can never have too many ways to make gifts for the people that you love and care about, and your kids can help make gifts for friends and family. Involve your child in the decision making process to determine what type of craft you will make to give away as gifts. If the gift recipient loves to cook, make him an apron. Maybe grandma has a collection of dish towels and you can make her a new one that celebrates her grandkids. These 10 blogs will explore other gift ideas that use a child’s hand or footprint.

Artwork

These 10 blogs share various art projects that can be hung on the wall or used as holiday decorations. The thing that all of these crafts have in common is that they are all simple enough for the kids to help. These projects will involve letting your kids get their hands dirty, so the kids will most likely love it. If you use a washable paint and protect your child’s clothing you should be set to go. Check out the art projects featured in these blogs to get you and your child started on your own project.

Fabric

Help your child stamp their hand on a T-shirt and then finish up the design by turning the print into a Canadian or American flag. If you can’t decide which hand or footprint project you want to do you might be able to do them all and put together a table runner made out of placemats. Kids love knowing that they helped make something, so be sure to display the project prominently. These projects don’t have an age limit, so make sure to include everyone from your infant to your teenager. To get the step-by-step instructions for these and other projects take a look at these 10 blogs.

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