10 Darling Hand Print Projects

10 Darling Hand Print Projects

This last week a dear friend and her son visited my family from the Midwest. We were sipping coffee (this yummy recipe!) and chatting when I told the kiddos TV time was over and they could choose between outside playing or play dough. My friend glanced and me and whispered “I hate play dough, I never let him play because of the mess it creates!” I, on the other hand, LOVE play dough because it can occupy my littles for over an hour and that is totally worth a table scrubbing to me.

But, I do have a kid’s activity I’m not too fond of … painting. That’s a mess I can rarely handle.

In preparation for our homeschool year I’ve been scouring Pinterest for activities and crafts. Anything dubbed as “art” falls into my daughter’s favorite category and I couldn’t help but fall in love with some of these handprint projects. That yes, include paint … and not even paint on a paintbrush!

Looks like I’ll be sucking it up and painting a bit this fall! I mean, how could I not!?! Browse and pin some of these fabulous tutorials … I’m sure you’ll swoon for those tiny hand prints just like I have.

hand print projects turkey

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hand print projects fireHandprint Campfires

mama chickMama Chick

hand print projects whaleW Is For Whale

hand print projects familyFamily Wall Art

ballet handprintsHandprint Tutu

owl handprintsOwl Wing Hand Prints

handprint calendarHand Print Calendar

handprint treeHandprint Tree

And before I say adieu – let’s all swoon over this foot print project!

P.S. Would you chime in on your favorite type/brand of paint for projects such as this? Something that won’t stain hands too badly and come out of the carpet when someone spills?

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Gretchen hails from the beautiful Pacific Northwest along with her husband and two young children. Before transitioning to life as a stay at home mom, Gretchen worked in sales and marketing while earning her Masters in Management and Organizational Leadership. Now her days are focused on managing meal plans and nap times while organizing her sewing stash and children's toy bins. My oh my, how life changes in the blink of an eye! Gretchen writes frequently about natural parenting, becoming more environmentally conscience, her affinity for thrifted treasures, and hopes of making it out of yoga pants each day on her blog That Mama Gretchen (www.thatmamagretchen.com).


  1. You can also use ink pads! I think I’ve seen the big ones in the kid craft section of Joann’s. They are the same ones they use with the kids at church. They clean up easily with baby wipes and you don’t have the same mess as paint!


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