Handprint crafts are crafts that you would want to make for many reasons. Making handprint crafts is an excellent way for children to be creative and artistic, and a fun way for mom and dad to preserve precious memories of their growing children. Handprint crafts are also relatively inexpensive as the most vital handprint material (a hand) is free of charge!
Handprint crafts are fun for kids
What kid doesn’t like getting his hands dirty without getting in trouble? None of them! Kids love to use their hands when creating art. Whether they are tracing their hands, cutting out the shape of their hands, making an ink print or experimenting with some other types of art work, they are developing their skills of independence and their confidence in things that they are able to do themselves.
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. Handprint crafts provide children with the opportunity to be kids in a controlled setting. Creation of a handprint craft allows them the freedom to use sticky, colorful, gooey art supplies to do something that others will appreciate.
Handprint crafts provide keepsakes for parents and future generations
Another reason why parents would want for their children to make handprint crafts is to have important keepsakes of the child’s different stages in life. Having handprints of a newborn infant is tremendously popular. Parents want to have a tangible way of remembering how small their children started out. For some, it makes it easier to watch their children grow up if they know that there are keepsakes that can be looked back on to remember those early years. Having keepsakes is not only important for parents but for the future generations of your children. Their children will find joy in seeing the hands or feet of their parents when they were little. Some see making handprint crafts as an opportunity to freeze and preserve a moment in time. Sometimes those moments are captured in paint, ink or clay but one thing is for sure, when it comes to your child’s handprints there is no time like the present to capture this particular moment.
Handprint crafts are inexpensive and foster creativity
If you have kids you know how important it is to watch your spending. Buying gifts, art supplies and after-school activities can be costly. Handprint crafts are not only inexpensive in that you need very few supplies to get started, but they may be able to save you money if you use your handprint crafts as gifts for relatives. Handprint crafts are excellent personal gifts for the relatives and close personal friends that you have on your gift lists.
Handprint crafts also foster creativity because they help children to see the everyday things in a new light. For example, your children are probably familiar with the shape of a hand, but when you show them that multiple cutouts of hands can be grouped to look like feathers, wings, legs, wreaths, etc. your kids start to look at not only themselves in a different light, but they begin to see the shapes and creative potential in everyday items as well. Children are able to explore their fingers by using them to make dot pictures or small creatures out of thumb prints. Suddenly rocks become paperweights and a canvas for art. A child’s development can really be boosted with these â€˜hands on’ activities!