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.
Adorable handprint crafts for kids
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.
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.
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.
4. Handprint heart picture frame by Teach Me Mommy. Melt. Melt. Melt. Tell me you wouldn’t treasure this handmade picture frame forever!
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!)
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
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!
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.
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!)
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?