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Father’s Day is just around the corner, and we’re so excited to be celebrating my husband’s first Father’s Day as a daddy! I wanted to do something special to commemorate the occasion, so I decided that a fun Father’s Day handprint craft would be the perfect thing!
AJ is growing up so quickly; I know a handprint craft is perfect for remembering how small she once was! Plus handprints are so fun to make. They’re a bit messy, but that’s half the fun!
DIY Father’s Day Handprint Craft
- 10 minutes (time spent doing stuff)
- 20 minutes (time spent waiting around)
- 30 minutes (total project time)
- foam brush
- 2 colors of craft paint
- paint marker
- card stock paper
- picture frame
- Bounty Advanced paper towels
And of course, you also need a daddy and a baby willing to lend you their hands for the handprints!
Start by painting Dad’s hand with craft paint using a foam brush. Make sure there’s enough paint on his hand that it will transfer onto the paper, but don’t put too much or the handprint will be blotchy and the edges will get blurred.
Once Dad’s hand is covered in paint, have him press his hand firmly down onto a sheet of card stock. Then hold the card stock down on the table while he carefully removes his hand.
If the handprint isn’t quite “full” enough, you can use a small paintbrush to fill it in just a bit. You don’t want to fill it in too much or it won’t look like a natural handprint anymore, but you can fill in any spots where the fingers didn’t quite make an imprint.
Let the handprint dry for a while. Then do the exact same thing to make the baby’s handprint in a contrasting color on top of Dad’s handprint!
It was a little tough to get AJ to sit still long enough to get a good handprint; she kept grabbing the foam brush as I tried to paint her hand. She was so excited about the whole process that she got everything else covered in paint too. She kept trying to grab me, her chair, the floor, the paint brush, and pretty much everything else besides the piece of card stock I was trying to get her handprint on! I suggest you take an extra sheet of paper and do a couple test runs before you actually try to stamp on top of Dad’s handprint.
Luckily we had just gone to Costco and bought a big pack of Bounty Advanced paper towels, so cleaning up all of that wayward paint was a breeze! I mopped up all the paint that spilled on the floor, and then I used a slightly damp paper towel to clean up the paint on her chair and on my pants. I like these paper towels because they’re pretty durable and even when they were wet, I was able to really scrub at the spilled paint and get it all cleaned up!
Once the handprints are dry, add a little title and date so you remember when the handprints were taken, stick it in a picture frame, and you’re done!
JM put the frame on his desk so he can see it every day!
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What kind of paint did you use? I have a 6 month old and want to make sure its safe for her little hands! Thanks!
Jessi Wohlwend says
I use Americana acrylic paint; it comes in tons of colors and cleans up with just soap and water!