Nostalgic purposes are the main reasons why parents want to do handprint crafts. Kids don’t stay little for as long as parents would like for them too. So a good way of immortalizing the memories of those tiny hands and feet is through handprint and footprint crafts.
Kids like to make handprint crafts because often times the making of a handprint craft involves getting your hands dirty and having fun. Handprint crafts also allow children to be as messy as they want to be. Kids need a chance to have an appropriate place where they can play in the mud, paint on rocks and get their hands dirty. Making handprint crafts with your child is a great way to enjoy spending time together and to have a tangible craft that can serve as a reminder of how your child was at a particular age.
Unique handprint crafts can be made by simply tracing a hand, using paint and making a print, or even pressing a hand in plaster, cement, or some other medium to make a mold or impression. Handprints make great gifts for moms, dads, grandparents, and many others. Here are a few ideas to help you make handprint crafts that can be used around the house or given to others so that they can use them and enjoy them.
Aprons are inexpensive and are easy to personalize. Simply pick up a blank apron at just about any superstore and use fabric safe paint to make a handprint on the apron. Use a paint brush or fabric pen to add your personal message to the apron. You can be clever with how you incorporate the saying that you use on the apron with the handprints. An example is to write, “Best cook hands down” on the apron.