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Creating Loving Hand Print Crafts


A particularly much-loved activity of mine is making hand print crafts with my children, spending quality time with them making a mess, I mean creating loving hand print crafts means so much to me. The children almost always appear to enjoy these kinds of crafts as well, probably given that they get to generally be as messy as they like while slapping paint about!

Family members will treasure these lovely works of art simply because they show how big their hands and/or feet are at that particular moment in time.

Many schools and daycare centers love to provide these projects to the children in their care which is rightfully so in my personal opinion. The simple fact is that they are a fantastic present to give, their very own signature so to speak. I recall creating my own first-hand print work in pre-school, a colorful hand-printed Christmas plaque which my parents still have to this day!

Enormous amount of fun inserting our hands into a mold

During our childhood, we had an enormous amount of fun inserting our hands into a mold purely to observe how large our hands had become. These days it is all about my kids, so they get to play with paints and put their hands in that mold, to see exactly how much larger (or smaller) they were compared to me at that age.

You will find it is usually much simpler painting the children’s hands/feet with the help of a sponge brush, rather than getting them to dip their whole hand into the paint. Having tried using it both approaches, I have discovered the mess to be significantly less if you apply the paint to them, rather than allowing them to have a try at it.

Steer their hand or foot towards the paper

Following that, get your piece of paper at the ready and steer their hand or foot towards the paper, helping to push it firmly to produce the print. Afterward, make sure you have a piece of cloth available to wipe-off those little hands and feet, well before they decide to try touching something else like the furniture or walls!

Hope you enjoyed this post and if you have any craft ideas or would just like to share your hand printed crafts, please post a comment below.

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