10 amazing handprint craft ideas for kids!

I’ve rounded up the 10 best handprint craft ideas for kids, including GLITTER, gorgeous personalised gift ideas, Halloween ghosts, animals, flowers and Christmas cards.

Last week we had lots of fun making hand prints with paint.  It’s such an easy, quick activity, that I decided to feature the 10 best handprint craft ideas for kids here, so that you (and we) can try some more!


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10 Amazing handprint craft ideas for kids

10 amazing handprint craft ideas

1. Glitter baby handprint gift
Amy at Lily & Bliss made this beautiful sparkly handprint canvas gift for her husband on Valentine’s day (from their daughter).  Find her easy tutorial here.

glitter handprint gift

2. Instant artwork: handprint owls

Jill at Meet the Dubiens made this adorable handprint owl with her daughter.  I love the simplicity of this design, using coloured paper – perfect for a child’s room.  Here’s her step-by-step how-to.

handprint owl

3. The very hungry caterpillar

Another super simple idea from Think Crafts! – a handprint Very Hungry Caterpillar.  This would make a great collaborative pre-school art project, with each child adding a handprint to make a very long caterpillar…

handprint art caterpillar

4. F
amily handprints framed gift
Jessie at Lilyshop suggests this framed family handprint maths for a Mothers’ day gift using a long canvas.  I know I’d be very happy to receive one!

handprint family framed gift

5. Handprint animal alphabet
How amazing is Maggy at RedTedArt?  Check out her entire alphabet of handprint animals – utter genius!
Washable paint for kids is best for this.

handprint elephant E

6. Halloween handprint ghosts
Possibly the cutest and least-scary ghosts ever – this craft was created by J, Rainy Day Mum’s little one and you can see the full tutorial here.  How amazing would it be to do this in fluorescent paint?!


7. Rainbow handprint flower
This colourful idea from Fun Family Crafts would make a great canvas gift for a grandparent or a wonderful group art project.
Washable poster paint is perfect for this project.

rainbow handprint flower

8. Fathers’ day handprint gift/card
This sweet idea for a Fathers’ day gift comes from Preschool Crafts.  I think any new dad would treasure it, especially presented in a nice frame

fathers day handprint gift

9. Handprint fish
This fish handprint  idea from LLM Calling is just so sweet – who knew a hand could look so much like a fish?!
Non-toxic finger paint is perfect for younger artists.

Handprint Fish

10. Santa handprint Christmas card

Yes, I know it’s only September, but I really couldn’t resist this handprint Santa Christmas card from Spoonful.com.  Why not bookmark or Pin this to make with your little ones in November and save yourself a fortune?
Buy Christmas card blanks here.

handprint santa christmas card

Last but not least, why not try one of my favourite handprint craft ideas?  Use your hand to make tiny baby footprints for a new baby card (too cute)!

new baby footprint card

 Are you looking for kids’ craft tape?  Take a look at The Paperdashery for some super supplies…

dinosaur washi tape


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