Handprint Gift Wrap

Add that extra "touch" and make a gift more personal with this handprint gift wrap craft.


  • paint
  • long roll of paper or sheets

  • trays for paint
  • paint brush (optional)


  • Roll out a large section from a long roll of paper or lay out a large sheet of paper. I like to use the rolls from the ends of the newspaper that our local newspaper sells cheap.
  • Use different trays to set out different colored paints. I save the foam trays that come under groceries and use them for this, or you could use paper plates.
  • Either let the child dip their hand in the paint, or paint it on their hands using a paint brush. If using a brush, the foam kind works really well.
  • Randomly stamp handprints all over the paper. You may want to allow some time to dry between colors if you don't want them to mix too much.
  • When completely dry, roll it up and save for the perfect gift wrap to accompany any special gift! I save the rolls to purchased gift wrap which comes in handy to store the homemade gift wrap.
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    Variation: Try this with feet too!

    By Jayme from Harrisonburg, VA

    blue, yellow, and red handprints on paper

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    September 25, 20080 found this helpful

    Wow!! This is great! I can see so many smiles from grandparent's with this one!! It would be neat to do this on a table cloth for Thanksgiving too!!

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    October 23, 20080 found this helpful

    That's a great idea. I have also used stamps and stencils and created my own gift wrap. I also use material, fabrics, newspaper or magazines and then tied up with pretty ribbon.

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