Below you will find many handprint, footprint, fingerprint crafts with your children. You can make many cool arts and crafts projects with your handprints, footprints and fingerprints such as flowers, wreaths, characters, creatures, and more.
This is so easy to make but once you make it you can cherish forever. As your hands grow bigger and bigger, you can still come back and check out how small they used to be. Just get out some clay and roll it to be flattened to 1" thick. Then press one of your hands into the clay. Then let it dry completely before painting it. This is a great keepsake gift to make for family and friends.
This is a really fantastic craft for teachers and parents to do with their young preschoolers, toddlers, and young children. This makes a great gift for a birthday, Mother's Day, Father's Day, and other special occassions. Now pick a color for your flowers, such as yellow, orange, red, purple, etc. And you will also need green for the stems and leaves for the flowers. Protect your work table with magazines, garbage bags, or magazines. Then put down a piece of paper to use for your handprints flowers activity. Put your paint in disposable tin pans, plates, or trays of some sort. Have your child place his or her hand into the flower color paint and make sure that it isn't dripping wet. Then make as many flowers as your child wants to. Next wash your child's hands and dry them as well. Then have your child dip his fingers into the green paint and draw a line for flower stems. Then make a finger print for each stem. Wait for it to dry and then give it to your Mom or Dad or Grandmother, etc as a gift.
To make these noisy handprint gloves, just get some cellophane and trace your handprints ... actually make them bigger than your handprints. Make 2 Handprints for each hand. You will then fold the seams in a bit and then sew them together...except for the bottom so you can put them on your hands. These can be very annoying handprint gloves, since they make quite a bit of noise....so ask your Mom or Dad first for permission. This is a perfect craft for a teacher who wants to send the craft home to parents. :)
For this craft you will need one 6" diameter paper plate, one 16" ribbon, one pound package of patching plaster (makes between 10 and 12 plaques), gold paint, Vaseline, 1 orange stick, 1 damp cloth and towel to wipe child's hands, and newspaper. To make this, let child cover the inside of the plate with a slight film of Vaseline while you mix some patching plaster with water. Mix to thick consistency. Place ribbon, loop fashion, in plate so loop extends inside of the plate. Pour in plaster. It will begin to harden quickly. Before it "sets" too much, let child press his hand into center of plaster. This will make an impression as deep as the hand. Allow plaques to harden a little more, then print child's name under hand with an orange stick. Gild plaque. Tie ribbon in bow. (See sketch.) Pressing a child's bare foot into the plaster makes a unique plaque. Follow the same procedure as for handprint.
A great way to show your parents that you love them is to show them that you want to help them when they need it. Show them that you really care by making these little helping hands. Pick either pink, tan, or brown construction paper...depending on which is closest to your hand colors. Then trace your handprint on one of these pieces of paper. Use this as the pattern of your hand...then cut out a bunch more of these hands....at least 5 more hands. Then on one of the hands, write neatly the following: "Dear (insert name), Happy hands are helping hands, And helping hands are blessed. So I will give my little hands To help those I love best, Love, (your name)". Punch a hole in the bottoms of all of the hands...with a hole puncher. Find ribbon, yarn, or string and tie them all together into a bow. Or you could connect all of the hands with a brass paper fastern. On all of the other hands, write things that you will help your Mom or Dad with...such as "I will make my bed every day" or "I will take out the trash." Your Mom or Dad will appreciate this gift on so many levels.
You will need one 6" x 9" piece construction paper, one piece cloth 2" square, scissors, paste, crayons, a few pins and a needle, and one 6" x 9" sheet of paper for glove pattern. Firstly, print this glove pattern and then trace pattern on construction paper ... cut it out (sketch a). Then you may place your own hand on the glove and trace around it (sketch b). He may decorate it with a crayon or marker and perhaps print on it, "A Helping Hand." Make folds where indicated, unfold and paste or staple cloth to glove (sketch c). Be careful to put paste along top side of cloth only. Now insert a few pins and a needle into the cloth, fold over cuff of glove and it is finished (sketch d). This is a great gift for Mom on Mother's Day ... she will now be able to find her needles and pins when she is gong to need to mend or sew something.
First of all, make sure to protect your tables with newspaper or layed out plastic. Then give each child a piece of paper and ask them to place their hand on the piece of paper. Also add a piece of tape to the bottom of the paper - as pictured above. Then get a bunch of different colors.....dip the toothbrush into the first paint ... then use a craft stick to splatter it over each child's hand. Then wash the paint off and dry the toothbrush completely. Then toothbrush in the next color and then splatterit over each child's hand again. After completed...let dry. then you will have a picture like the one above...you just need to write something nice on the top and the child's name and age to finish off the project.
Handprint Elephants and Lions - These handprint lions and elephants are adorable...find out how to make them here.
4 Different Ways to Do Handprint Turkeys - There are 4 different methods of making turkeys from handprints...if you are a teacher or mother and are sick of doing it the same exact way each year...find out other ways to do it.
T-Shirts and Autographed Handprints Keepsake - This is a great craft to make for last day of school or camp for keepsake memories.
How to Make Lilies / Bouquet of Flowers Craft With Your Kids Handprints - This is a very cute Easter lily flower bouquet craft for young children and preschoolers … even older children will enjoy it. With just a few craft materials that are probably already around your house, you will be able to make cute Easter Lilies with your child’s own handprints.
Handprint Lambs for Easter - This is a great Easter Lamb craft for preschoolers.
How to Make a Peace Handprints Flower Craft Idea for Martin Luther King Day - Think at Peace as a beautiful flower. How this flower will look like? You can make this to celebrate the great Martin Luther King Jr. on Martin Luther King Day with your child’s hand prints.
Handprint Rainbows for Saint Patrick's Day - This is a perfect activity for toddlers, preschoolers, and Kindergartners. They are fun to make and parents just love handprints from their children.
Make Handprint Menorahs - Learn how to make these Handprint Menorahs ... perfect for youngsters and toddlers.
Loving Hands Fathers Day Card - Make this awesome Fathers Day Card with your own handprints and a lovely poem.
Make Keepsake Hand Print Poster Gift for Mom or Dad - Here is a cute arts and crafts project for kids to make for Mom on Mother’s Day or dad on Father's Day.
Bunny Ears Easter Bunny Craft Idea for Kids - With just a few craft materials that are probably already around your house, you will be able to make a cute Easter Bunny with your child’s own handprints. Not only will this be a fun arts and crafts activity, but it can also be a keepsake to keep forever.
Make Spring Handprints Lambs for Easter or Spring : Preschoolers and Kids Craft - Since I am so in love with little handprints, I enjoy doing crafts where I can capture my children’s handprints once again for posterity reason. This craft, handprint lamb, is a great way to capture a handprint but it also adds a touch of spring to your crafts and gives your child a new way to use his hands.
Make Handprint Crabs on the Beach - Learn how to make these cute crabs walking on the beach.
Handprint Easter Basket Craft Idea for Kids - Here you will find an adorable Easter craft idea for your kids. Not only is it super fun to create, but it will also become an Easter Keepsake. Your children will use their own handprints to make an Easter Basket.
Fingerprint US Flags - Make these US Flags with blue and red fingerprints.
Fingerprint Paintings - Learn how to make paintings with just fingerprints...it is fun to explore this method of painting...especially for young kids.
Fingerprint Ants - Make these adorable little ants with your fingerprints...and have them climb up a glitter or sand anthill.
Fingerprint Caterpillars - Here is the caterpillar from The Hungry Caterpillar and it is made with fingerprints.
Cast Handprints OR Animal Tracks - Use plaster to cast animal tracks or handprints.
Lobster Footprints / Handprints - Use both a footprint and 2 handprints to make these cute painted lobsters.
Handprint Flamingoes - Make these cute little pink flamingoes to make you feel like you are at the beach.
Side Hand Print Scorpions - Use the side of your hand for this print, as well as your thumb prints. You will have a cute cartoon scorpion at the end of this craft.
Fingerprint Grasshoppers - Make a print of your entire pointer finger, as well as a print of your thumb. Then draw lets and a face and you have a cute little cartoon cricket.
Handprint Rudolph - Make Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer with your handprint!
Fingerprint Pussy Willow Cats - Make cute little pussy cats up in a tree with a thumbprint and a pinky print.