Handprint crafts make great personal gifts for anyone. Handprint gifts are ideal for distant relatives who may not see your children as often as they or you would like. Handprint crafts are very personal and can show your loved ones just how much your children have grown. Handprint gifts are also appropriate for any holiday as handprints can be used to make a number of different kinds of figures, pictures, and three dimensional art pieces. No two handprint gifts are the same so the recipient of your handprint craft is sure to be able to appreciate the effort and sentimental value of your handprint gift. Here are a few ideas for gifts that you can make out of handprints:
Handprint Picture Frame
A fun idea for framing your baby’s first picture or your first picture as a family is to make a handprint picture. Buy a wide frame photo mat (something that is slightly wider than your baby’s hand. Then use paint or rub-off ink to press your baby’s handprints or the handprints of your entire family all over the mat. Allow the paint or ink to dry and then frame the picture as normal. There are many different variations of this same craft. For example, you could use a single handprint, or one in each corner, or make your own custom frame and have the handprints on the frame itself. This picture frame idea makes a great gift for anyone who has posed for a picture with members of your family. Personalize this gift by including such pictures in the frame.