Children's Handprint Crafts

Children's Handprint Crafts
Crafts made using children's handprints are so endearing and make great keepsakes. The handprints can be traced and cut out or stamped directly with paint on the little hand.

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April 30, 2005

For a fun craft for my four-year old daughter, I traced her hand, then cut out lots of copies from construction paper. Then I had her glue them to a round circle (cut from an old cereal box) to make an adorable hand-wreath. It was so cute and will be so neat to look at when she gets older to see how small her hand use to be.

By Crystal

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May 5, 2014

My DIL had a great idea when my oldest grands were little. She painted and papered the walls of their rooms. Then she took some wide border paper and painted it white. She put it just about the height of a chair rail around the room. Then she had the kids put the palms of their hand on shallow plates of paint in bright primary colors and put their hand prints on the border paper. Very cute way to personalize their rooms, but easy to remove when they get older and want a different style.

Total Time: An afternoon


  • rolls of wallpaper border
  • white paint
  • small cans of primary colors
  • foam plates to pour paint in
  • LOTS of clean up rags for the kids hands!
  • sense of humor

Editor's Note: Unfortunately, we don't have a picture to go with this entry as the border was created many years ago. If anyone tries this, please send us a photo of how it turned out.

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March 29, 2012

Try making this Easter variation of using children's handprints for crafts. This is a page about making a handprint lily.

hand print lily

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January 25, 2017

This is a page about making a homemade handprint wall hanging. This colorful fabric wall hanging would be a perfect decoration for a growing family.

hand print wall hanging

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November 11, 2011

This is a page about making hand print turkeys. Hand print turkeys are a fun craft to make with your children. Whether you use paper, paint, or ink, your turkeys will make perfect Thanksgiving decorations.

Paper hand print turkey.

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December 16, 2020

Turkey place holder or napkin holder for kids. Take paper towel tube and cut off a 4 inch piece and then cut another 2 1/2 inch piece. Using marker, I painted the body on the tubes. You can use felt to cover or paint.

A paper turkey craft made from a child's handprints.

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March 12, 2020

Turn your child's handprint into a cute Valentine's card. Here it is used to create a potted cactus. This is the perfect card to send to grandparents and other family members.


We can show you how in the following project.

Valentine's Handprint Cactus Card - finished card with foam heart stickers added too

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March 2, 2020

Handprint crafts are a real hit with young children. Turn your toddler's handprint into this super cute monkey Father's Day card. We can show you how.

Toddler Handprint Monkey Father's Day Card - finished card

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March 2, 2020

Your child's handprint becomes a delightful paper giraffe bookmark. You will need construction paper, scissors, a dot marker, googly eyes, glue, and a Sharpie to create a fun kids' art project that also serves as a bookmark.

Handprint Giraffe Bookmark - finished bookmark

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February 29, 2020

Use a traced outline of your child's hand to create this cute paper, hand shaped flower, bookmark. It is very quick and easy to make following the instructions on this page.

Making a Paper Hand Shaped Flower Bookmark - bookmark inside a book open to a page on sea life

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January 28, 2020

This is a fun project for both kids and adults. Follow these instructions to turn a simple tracing of your hand into an awesome piece of 3-D art.

finished 3D hand

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January 2, 2020

Show Mom how your love has grown by making this sweet heart tree greeting card. made from a handprint. This is a wonderful project for a younger child to make for their mother or grandmother.

Heart Tree Mother's Day Card - finished card

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December 11, 2019

Make these cute winter cardinals with your child's handprint. It's a great way to create a momento to send to family members.

Handprint Winter Cardinals - finished painting of cardinal on snowy branch

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September 18, 2019

Handprint crafts are always popular and kids seem to enjoy helping to make them. This handprint monster birthday card is no exception.

Handprint Monster Happy Birthday Card - cute card

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May 16, 2017

Dad will treasure this gift for a long time while enjoying the practical usage as well. This is a page about Father's Day handprint remote holder.

Father's Day Remote Holder

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March 17, 2017

Make this treasured gift for grandparents and other family members. A small canvas, some paint, and a willing child are all you need. This is a page about making a mini handprint canvas.

A child's white handprint on black paper.

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