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I’m a big fan of hand print and foot print art for kids. They make great keepsakes and gifts for relatives. I thought I’d share some of my favorites with you all! The first is a hand print Santa. You paint the thumb and top of palm red, leaving the very tip of the thumb dry. Then you paint a thin strip of white right below that. Paint the middle of the palm peach (I mixed orange and white to get the right color). Finally, paint the very bottom of the palm, tip of thumb, and fingers white.
Carefully place the child’s hand on the paper, while keeping their fingers close together. I used light brown paper so the white shows. Once the paint is dry, add eyes, mouth and nose with a marker.
You can also cut this out and laminate to create an ornament.
Next is a hand print angel. It’s made by painting one hand blue, or any other color of choice. You place that print sideways with the thumb on top. You then paint the right hand yellow and place it at an angle on top of the first hand. Paint a circle in front of the sideways hand print for the head and add hair. Add eyes and mouth once dry.
A hand print wreath is super easy and you can include multiple children. Just paint the hands green and make a circle of hand prints. Then let the kids add red berries using their fingertips and red paint. Finish by painting a red bow on the bottom.
My favorite one is the Rudolph print because it includes a foot print and hand print. First, paint your little one’s foot with brown paint.
How cute are these tiny toes?? Place the foot on the paper with the toes pointing up. The paint the right hand brown and place it on the top LEFT of the foot print. Repeat with the left hand and place it on the right. Use the child’s fingertip to put a red nose on the heel of the foot print. Once dry, add eyes with a marker. You can also use googly eyes if you’d like.
Make sure you write the date on your art work so you’ll always know just how old your kids were when they made them! I look back at ones I made with my older boys and it makes me tear up to see their sweet little hand and foot prints! Not only do the kids have fun making these, you also get some precious keepsakes!
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