They grow up so fast, cherish the moments! These hand prints are easy and make great memories, it’s much fun to see how much they have grown for year to year and with a picture on the back, it’s the perfect keep sake! You will want to make more than one…one for you, one for grandmother, and one for the scrapbook! How cute would these hand prints be if made into a Christmas card!
***Note* I used acrylic paints for the snowman and Santa, be aware most acrylic paints will not wash out of clothing!
Santa hand print: on green card stock, paint red acrylic paint on thumb and across top of palm, paint flesh tone paint in the palm of the hand, and white on the four fingers, (when painting the hand try not to run the colors into each other) and place hand on paper. After print has dried, dip the child’s finger in white paint let or help child make a mustache using their finger, several finger prints across the bottom of the hat and one finger print on end of hat. Red or light red finger print for his nose, and two finger print eyes in gray (or blue). Once all dry, cut the Santa print out, punch small hole for a ribbon, add name and date….and of course a picture on the back.
Snowman hand print: Paint or dip child’s hand in white paint, and press hand on green card stock, let dry. For the snowman’s hats and scarf I used acrylic paint and small paint brush, orange paint for each carrot nose (paint pens and Sharpie markers will work), for the eyes and mouth I used a fine point Sharpie marker and the blue bow, green hearts and white arms are gel pens. Once all dry I punch a snowflake in the hand and add another snowflake, 2 snowflakes because it’s a 2 year old!! Cut the green paper around hand, back with red card stock, cut into hand shape and add white card stock, cutting in the hand shape. Punch small hole and add ribbon for hanging, add name and date to front or back…and a picture on back!
Little Deer “Rudolph” hand print: Trace the hand, and cut it out of light brown card stock, cut green glitter paper for back, punch a small hole for ribbon on the green paper where the deer will cover the hole. With small hole punch (or extra large needle) punch hole between thumb and pointer finger of the cut out hand, string a small bell on ribbon and pull through hole and tie, place 3-D scrapbook adhesives squares on back, and place on to green glitter paper. Using Tacky Glue, glue small red pom pom for nose, and glue small sticks for antlers, with brown fine point marker or gel pen add eye and mouth. I added 3 small snowflakes, because it’s a 3 year old hand print! Add name and date to front or back, and a picture on the back. I used my corner rounder punch on each corner!
I like adding my painted and traced hands to my scrapbook, but for the little deer these antlers would not work! Instead I used a brown Sharpie and make the antlers and made a red nose with paint!
Hope you are inspired!
Make an extra one each year and save, to give your child when all grown up!!