When my son was an infant, my mom had the idea to make a homemade “ink” to take prints of his feet. She mixed beet juice with flour to create a paste but all we ended up with was a big mess. I was doing a little research on cute hand and footprint poems for kids and came across one that simply said “This is the hand you used to hold when I was only X months old”. I knew this was something that I had to make with my little guy – minus the beet & flour mixture! This handprint craft for kids is really easy to make and you can create a tradition of creating a new version every year!
Handprint Craft for Kids:
For this handprint craft for kids, you’ll simply need scrapbook paper, scissors, a pencil and glue. Using your pencil, trace your child’s hand on a piece of paper. Cut out this tracing and glue it onto a patterned piece of scrapbook paper. You can then print the short poem from your computer or neatly write it under the handprint.
This would be a cute idea to do annually on your child’s birthday. As your child gets older, he can start to help with this craft as well.
Have you ever made hand or footprint art with your kids? On my son’s first Thanksgiving, I turned a cutout of his handprint into a cute turkey and included it in a holiday card for his grandparents. It’s an adorable keepsake that we’ll have for years to come.
For more cute handprint and footprint poems, check out this post by DLKT. Do you have a favorite poem involving hand or footprints?
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