23 Fun Handprint Art Activities for Children


Activities for children which are fun things to do with handprints.  Kids love getting involved, getting messy and creating works of art!  Some of these handprint art activities include handprint animals, handprint family trees, handprint cards and handprints for Father’s Day art.  The feet won’t feel lonely because there are footprint art activities using them too!  {{giggle}}

Fun Handprint Art Activities for Children

Handprint Art

Handprint Art Projects

1. Handprint Art {Art Projects} ~ Here is a super fun art project your kiddos will love! Best of all you’ll love to display these personalized handprint animals! Grab some paint, your kids and some paper! Easy, fun and memorable!

Handprint Art

2.  DIY Metallic Handprint Art ~ Make these beautiful embossed metallic handprints in less than 5 minutes!! These unique handprints make a perfect decor item for a kids bedroom, or make a great gift for family members or friends!  This project is so quick and easy, and the results are simply breathtaking!

Hand Print Art

Hand Print Art

3.  Angelina Ballerina {Handprint Crafts for Kids} ~ Little girls will love creating this adorable Angelina Ballerina handprint crafts for kids. This handprint craft is fun to make any day, plus it makes a quick and easy party craft for your little ballerina on her special day. Party guests can take home their crafts as a party favor they will remember forever.

Handprint Art

4.  Hanging Handprint Flowers {Easy Craft} ~ Make mom feel special this year with this adorable easy craft perfect for toddlers. Let toddlers personalize their card by adding as many flowers as they want depending on how many little handprints they want to use!

DIY Handprint Art

 5.  Father and Child Handprint {Preschool Craft} ~ What preschooler doesn’t like to paint? This is such a fun idea to put your son or daughters handprint inside of dad’s! A piece of memorabilia that is sure to put a smile on dad’s face!

Happy Father's Day Handprint Plaque
6.  Happy Father’s Day Handprint Plaque ~ This isn’t a tutorial on how to make, but I just loved how well put together this handprint gift if and couldn’t resist showing it to you.

This Much Card Tutorial

7.  This Much Card Tutorial ~ I love how simple and elegant this homemade card is. Simply trace your child’s hands, attach together and use letter rub-ons for the message.

DIY Handprint Art

8.  Handprints Around the World Art Project {Art} ~ This art project is great because not only is it a fun art project, but it also gives you a chance to talk about people and cultures around the world. Perfect if you homeschool to cover art and geography, or just a fun way to occupy an afternoon. Great for a wide range of ages!

Handprint Art

9.  DIY Handprint Art  ~ This handprint art makes a wonderful keepsake to hang on the wall and admire.  The best part is that it really is simple.  This handprint art uses a black canvas and white acrylic paint for the handprint, but you could use any color your desire.

Handprint Crafts

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10.  DIY Flag T-shirt ~ Make an adorable flag t-shirt from your child’s hand.  Simply paint their fingers in alternating red and white and their palm in blue with acrylic paints.  Add some glitter for stars to make them shine.

Handprint Crafts

11. Plaster Handprints for Mom {Presents for Kids to Make} ~ Here is a project that from start to finish your kids can help make! Mom or Grandma will love this framed plaster handprint! Learn how to create this memorable gift with this awesome tutorial!

Hand Print Butterfly Parents Day Card

12.  Hand Print Butterfly Card ~ What mom doesn’t like a craft made by their little one! This is the prefect craft for the preschooler in your family to make for mom or grandma. All they need is some paper, scissors, printer {or pen} and two hands, super cute and simple!

Handprint Gifts for Mom

13.  Gifts From The Heart {handprint} ~ So, I decided to create something that would involve the kids and thus be a great grandparent gift.  I call them, “WOOD You Be mine Wall Art”.

Grandparents Day

14.  Salt Dough Hand Prints~ These salt dough hand prints are a wonderful keepsake gift!  It’s a great way to capture small hands and see the growth throughout the years.  They are so simple to make and I guarantee you already have all of the ingredients in your kitchen.  {wink}

DIY Handprint Art

15.  Framed Family Handprints {Crafts for Fathers Day} ~ Get the whole family in on the crafting action this Father’s Day.  Have each family member trace their hand on coordinating patterned paper and frame it for a keepsake Dad will love on Father’s Day and all year long.

Handprint Animals Art

Kindergarten Crafts

16.  Handprint Owls ~ Who’s the cutest owl of all?!  Create an owl with using your child’s handprints for the wings.  A wonderful keepsake to remember just how small their hands were in kindergarten.

Handprint Craft for Mom

17.  Handprint Bird Card {Handprint Crafts for Kids} ~ Make dad and grandfather’s smile this Father’s Day with this cheerful handprint crafts for kids. Kid will love getting their hands painted for this easy craft which doubles as a keepsake for dad.

Monkey Craft Ideas

18.  Handprint Monkey ~ Paint a monkey using your little one’s hand print.  It’s also a fun lesson for learning the letter M.

Footprint Art

Footprint Art

19.  Footprint Penguins {Preschool Crafts} ~ Your little ones will love making this adorable Footprint Penguin preschool craft.

Footprint Art

20.  Hand and Footprint Lobster {Preschool Craft Activities} ~ This hand and footprint lobster preschool craft activity is a simple and fun way to spend craft time with your little ones.

Footprint Art

21.  Hand and Footprint Flag {Flag Day Activity} ~ White paper, red and blue paint, and your kids are all you need for this activity.  Let them each create a flag using their hands and feet and then use the resulting work of art to decorate for Flag Day or any of the patriotic summer holiday.

Footprint Stool

22.  Footprint Stool Makeover {tutorial} ~ This is such a fun keepsake for grandparents and parents.  They can treasure those tiny footprints forever.  All you need is an old stool, mod podge, spray paint and some cute little feet.

Footprint Necklace

23.  Baby Footprint Necklace ~ This actual baby footprint necklace is ‘extra special’, personalized, easy, and inexpensive.  Simply stamp the babies footprint onto shrinky dinks, cut around the print and bake to ‘shrink’ the print.

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Handprint Art {Art Projects}
Difficulty Cost Time Age Person Event
$1 to $25
1-2 Hours
1 Year
Special Needs
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