The 10 best handprint crafts for kids: Friday fun day

I am a huge sucker for handprint crafts for kids, but even I think some of the ideas circulating on Pinterest are, well, a bit of a stretch. Hey, it’s a handprint, but it’s also a walrus! Or a leprechaun! Or a tank!

So when I went looking for arts and crafts ideas to memorialize my kids’ hands, it took a lot of scrolling to find ones I actually want to do. I have saved you some of the searching and picked out 10 handprint crafts for kids that are adorable.

You’ll want to keep ’em forever, if only to remind yourself that yes, once your kid’s hand was that tiny.

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Adorable handprint crafts for kids

10 handprint crafts for kids // Ten Thousand Hour Mama

1. Dinosaur handprints. My girls and I don’t agree on an appropriate time to wake up on weekends, but we see eye-to-eye on the awesomeness of dinosaurs. Dinosaurs made from handprints up the cute factor to infinity.

Glitter handprints are a beautiful - but easy - handmade holiday gift kids will love to make. Ten Thousand Hour Mama

2. Glitter handprints by yours truly. Glitter may be the most hated art supply, but these sparkling handprints sure do turn out pretty. Plus, you get to paint your hand with glue.

10 handprint crafts for kids // Ten Thousand Hour Mama

3. Handprint cherry tree by Arty Crafty Kids. I love that you can make all sorts of trees and let kids go crazy making the leaves, whether it’s cherry blossoms stamped with a pencil eraser or fall foliage made with a paintbrush.

10 handprint crafts for kids // Ten Thousand Hour Mama

4. Handprint heart picture frame by Teach Me Mommy. Melt. Melt. Melt. Tell me you wouldn’t treasure this handmade picture frame forever!

10 handprint crafts for kids // Ten Thousand Hour Mama

5. Handprint keychain by Grey House Harbor. I’m fairly certain this DIY keychain will get lots of oohs and ahhs. I’m planning to make a set for my husband for his birthday. (Don’t tell him!)

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6. Family handprints originally by Lisa Dickinson. I like this craft partly because it doesn’t involve paint (which is a very tricky medium for my messy Kiwi). I’d have so much fun choosing coordinating colors and patterns for the paper, too! #nerdalert

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7. Handprint wall art by Kirtsy. This may be my next craft project to tackle. You could use any word you want if “family” doesn’t inspire you. I can’t wait to do this with my girls!

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8. Handprint change jar by moi. I actually need to make a new one of these, since ours shattered in the infamous Valentine’s Day 2016 Incident. I love that it’s a way my kids could see our savings accumulate over time.

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9. Handprint Work Gloves. This idea from I Can Teach My Child is adorable—and practical. (Hey, if you or your partner need some encouragement to do yard work, this is it!)

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10. 10 reasons I love you card. This isn’t the most involved craft, but it’s one of the most thoughtful handprint crafts for kids I’ve seen. I’ll be doing this for some upcoming family birthdays!

Did you ever do handprint crafts for kids? What was your favorite?

4 thoughts on “The 10 best handprint crafts for kids: Friday fun day

  • July 14, 2017 at 8:52 am

    What a great list of ways to make handprint keepsakes new every year! I immediately shared the link and am bookmarking it to share later too! I really like the family one that could be done annually and is less messy or the practical functionality of the garden gloves!

    • July 18, 2017 at 9:56 am

      I haven’t made a lot of these yet, but those you mentioned are def. on my list – and I can’t wait.

  • July 14, 2017 at 1:53 pm

    I think I’d have to go for the paper craft too, since my preschooler doesn’t like to have paint or glue on his hands. Luckily, it’s super cute, too!

    • July 18, 2017 at 9:56 am

      Yes! And it still shows the adorable little-ness of their hands.


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