Handprint Crafts

Handprint crafts are some of our favourite activities because you enjoy the fun of the craft and create a snapshot in time of your children too - look back over your child's previous artwork and be amazed at how quickly they have grown! This makes handprint crafts a particularly good "gift" idea for parents, grandparents and other special people too.

Autumn Sticker Tree

Autumn Sticker Tree

This is a lovely craft for younger children, who will enjoy both the hand painting and printing and the sticking on of stickers! You could adapt the craft for spring by using pink "blossom" stickers.

Butterfly Handprint Painting

Butterfly Handprint Painting

Encourage your children to let their imagination run riot with this colourful butterfly handprint painting..

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Fingerprint Rainbow

Fingerprint Rainbow

This fingerprint rainbow is a fun activity for little ones - perfect for St Patrick's Day, a Noah's Ark or general rainbow theme.

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Flag Handprint Wreath

Flag Handprint Wreath

This flag handprint wreath makes an excellent group project for international days or sporting events such as the Olympic Games - and it makes a stunning wall or table decoration too!

Giraffe Handprint Painting

Giraffe Handprint Painting

Have some fun with this cheeky giraffe handprint painting..

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Construction paper Poster paint in yellow and brown

Hand Banner

Hand Banner

This hand banner craft makes a good class or family project. Why not make the banner long enough to circle a room so it joins together in a unified circle? Each child can use a different quote and think about its meaning.

Handprint And Footprint Ghosts

Handprint And Footprint Ghosts

These handprint and footprint ghosts are so effective - and, if you remember to date them, a great way of "capturing" a memory of your child. They make great invitations for a Halloween party, too!

Handprint Bunny

Handprint Bunny

Here's a cute handprint bunny that the kids can print in a flash! Only one colour to clear up, too.

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Handprint Caterpillar Painting

Handprint Caterpillar Painting

This super caterpillar is a fun craft any time. Kids will love painting their hands two colours and making lots of different body segments! We've used the caterpillar to make a number frieze, too.

Handprint Chicks

Handprint Chicks

These little handprint chicks are fun to do and make a great Easter picture or card. They look great and they provide a cute memento too!

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Handprint Cow

Handprint Cow

Grab the black and white paint pots and the overalls - and prepare to get messy with this fun handprint cow craft!

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Handprint daffodil

Handprint Daffodil

Get messy with our handprint daffodil craft - perfect for St David's Day, Mother's Day or Spring!

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Handprint Dragon

Handprint Dragon

Five handprints combined with some paper shapes (cut out using our template) produce this fantastic, fierce dragon - a fantastic craft for Chinese New Year or a China theme, a fairy tale theme, or even St George's Day or St David's Day.

Handprint Goat

Handprint Goat

Handprint paintings are always fun, and this one transforms your child's hand into a goat - perfect for a farmyard theme, or for Chinese New Year in the Year of the Goat!

Handprint Goldfish

Handprint Goldfish

Quick, easy and fun for little kids, this handprint goldfish nevertheless looks effective on display! Of course you could make a whole school of fish this way for an underwater scene, too.

Handprint Heart

Handprint Heart

If your child prints a handprint heart, it will be yours forever! These make a super quick craft activity for Valentine's Day or Mother's Day and a lovely keepsake, too.

Handprint Hedgehog

Handprint Hedgehog

Make a record of your child's hands and enjoy some messy handprint painting with this cute hedgehog!

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Handprint Horse

Handprint Horse

Here's a fun handprint painting horse that younger children will enjoy. Why not paint a whole herd!

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Handprint Kinara

Handprint Kinara

This handprint kinara makes a quick, fun and messy Kwanzaa craft for kids!.

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Handprint Magnets

Handprint Magnets

Here is a fun way for children to display artwork on the fridge - and it makes a nice little present for Mother's Day, Father's Day or Grandparent's Day too.

Handprint Menorah

Handprint Menorah

Here is a fun and original way to represent a Menorah, as well as record your child's handprints.

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Paper Paint

Handprint Monsters

Handprint Monsters

Cut out a print of a child's hand and let them use their imagination and crafty bits and pieces to decorate them as a monster! A perfect way to capture a moment in time at Halloween.

Handprint Ox Painting

Handprint Ox

Handprint  this super ox painting for Chinese New Year, a farm theme or perhaps a Nativity theme.

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Handprint Ox Head Painting

Handprint Ox Head Painting

This ox head handprint  is perfect for Chinese New Year of the Ox. We think it even has the look of a Chinese painting about it!

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Handprint Poems

Handprint Poems

Choose from these poems to accompany your handprint crafts or handprint paintings. We have included printable versions of some of them - simply add some handprints to the bottom!

"This is the hand You used to hold When I was only xx years old."

Handprint Rainbow

Handprint Rainbow

This handprint rainbow makes a fantastic classroom or large group project and looks dazzling on the wall! Perfect for St Patrick's Day, Noah's Ark, or any rainbow theme - as well as for Rainbows' Promise and Pot of Gold Ceremonies.

Handprint Reindeer

Handprint Reindeer

Handprint paintings are a fun way to make a great picture, and they have the added benefit of giving you a "memento" of the children, too! This handprint reindeer is very cute. We've given ours a red nose, because of course it is Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.

Handprint Robin

Handprint Robin

Here is a cute - and unusual - handprint painting that you can do at Christmas. Make sure you write the date on the back because in a few years you will look back and wonder how your children were ever that small!

Handprint Santa

Handprint Santa

Even the youngest children will be able to paint a fantastic Father Christmas with this handprint Santa painting idea! And it is good, messy fun, too.

Handprint Shamrock

Handprint Shamrock

Here is a quick idea for a St Patrick's Day craft which is bound to be a hit with the kids - and it provides a nice keepsake for the grown-ups, too!

Handprint Snowflake Painting

Handprint Snowflake Painting

Here's an idea for some messy fun to while away a long winter afternoon!

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Construction paper White paint

Handprint Snowman

Handprint Snowman

Isn't this handprint snowman cute? Kids of all ages will be proud of themselves when they produce a painting as good as this one!

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Handprint Spider Craft

Handprint Spider Craft

This spooky little spider does double duty - first as a quick and easy fun craft for kids of all ages, and second as a keepsake for mothers (or grandmothers) to lock away and bring out on future Halloweens!

Handprint Star

Handprint Star

Even the youngest children can make a very impressive star painting with this handprint technique! And of course gold paint is a real treat to paint with.

Handprint Star of David

Handprint Star of David

This handprint Star of David is very quick and easy - even the youngest children can do it!

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Paper Gold paint

Handprint Stegosaurus

Handprint Stegosaurus

Children will enjoy creating this handprint Stegosaurus - a fun way to get messy and learn about dinosaurs at the same time!

Our handprint stegosaurus!

Handprint Stocking

Handprint Stocking

Even the youngest children will be able to paint a fantastic Father Christmas with this handprint Santa painting idea! And it is good, messy fun, too.

Handprint Strawberry

Handprint Strawberry

Summer is the strawberry season - yum! If you can't celebrate by getting out to pick some strawberries, why not try making a handprint strawberry!

Handprint T Rex

Handprint T Rex

Here is super handprint craft which children will have lots of fun with - a fierce handprint Tyrannosaurus Rex!

Our Handprint T Rex - very fierce!

Handprint Thistle

Handprint Thistle

Here's a lovely, messy craft for little kids - and the result does look a little like a thistle! How about making a class-full of these, cutting them out and using them to decorate the bottom of the notice-board with a field of thistles?

Handprint Turkey

Handprint Turkey 1

Handprint crafts are a super way to record your child's age and size forever. This colourful handprint turkey makes a charming Thanksgiving project or gift.

Handprint Turkey

Handprint Turkey 2

Here's a fun idea for a handprint turkey you can make with the kids for Thanksgiving. This one doesn't involve any paint so it is a relatively mess-free project!

Handprint Turkey

Handprint Turkey 3

Draw and cut around your child's hand on colourful paper to make this fun handprint turkey - a perfect quick Thanksgiving craft.

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Henna Hand Print

Henna Hand Print

Here is an unusual craft idea which girls will enjoy! it is a Hindu tradition to paint pretty designs onto the hands and feet at festivals and weddings and in some countries it is traditional to paint lovely henna "mehndi" designs on the hands for celebrations such as Eid.

Lion Handprint Painting

Lion Handprint Painting

This gorgeous lion is a super way to record your child's handprint and have some messy fun at the same time!

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Make A Thanksgiving Tree

Make A Thanksgiving Tree

This is an excellent craft for encouraging children to think about all the things they are thankful for! It also works well within the family or classroom.

Multi-Coloured Handprint Wreath

Multi-Coloured Handprint Wreath

This multi-coloured handprint banner is perfect for Martin Luther King Day, international events, or any time you are studying different cultures. It makes a good classroom project.

Resolutions Magnet

Resolutions Magnet

Encourage kids to remember their New Year's resolutions with this magnet craft - just stick it on the fridge and you'll see it several times a day!

Seasonal Tree Canvases

Seasonal Tree Canvases

This lovely craft idea can be undertaken in one go as a project on the seasons - or in four parts over the year as each season arrives. However you choose to do it, the canvases make an eye-catching display.

Sun Handprint Craft

Sun Handprint Craft

Bring a little sunshine into your home with this super easy sun handprint craft for summer! And as it involves some painting, some tracing, some cutting and some sticking, it proves a particularly popular craft for kids!

Tiger Handprint Painting

Tiger Handprint Painting

Kids will enjoy getting their hands dirty for this tiger handprint painting idea - perfect for Chinese New Year, an Indian theme, or any other time tigers are required! Great for all ages.

Winter Handprint Scene

Winter Handprint Scene

Here's an idea for some messy fun to while away a long winter afternoon!

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Witch's Hands

Witch's Hands

Here is a handprint craft with a difference, perfect for kids of all ages to make at Halloween!

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