Handprint Crafts for Kids

by | May 1, 2023 | Kid Activities

Creative Hands

Get creative with the kiddos and make something you will treasure for years to come with these fun handprint crafts for kids!

Crafting with Kids

When my kids were little, crafting was definitely one of my favorite go-to activities!

I absolutely loved the idea of creating something beautiful and brand new with our favorite craft supplies.

Now that my kids are older and our one-on-one crafting time had dwindled, I’ve decided to put my focus elsewhere.

This is why I currently spend my time creating fun lists of craft ideas for kids!

I simply want to help young moms enjoy creating memories with one of my favorite past times — crafting with the kiddos.

Making Crafts with Kids

If you have a little one, cherish these moments because they go by way too fast!

Encourage creativity, fun, and yes, even the mess.

Not only is crafting good for their hand-eye coordination and motor skills, but it can also become a wonderful creative outlet for many kiddos.

Check out our entire kid activities page to view all of our favorite craft ideas for kids!

The Importance of Handprints

While crafting for the sake of crafting is always fun, crafting for the sake of memory-keeping is even better.

Little handprint crafts and keepsakes are not only adorable, but they are a wonderful way to preserve your child’s growing hands over the years. They are only little for so long and the handprint you capture today, won’t be the same handprint they have tomorrow.

Capture all the memories through the years with these fun handprint crafts ideas and keepsakes for kids!

 

Keepsake Handprint Crafts

This fun collection of hand crafts has what I consider to be the perfect options for gift gifting and memory keeping.

From clay handprint crafts to Mother’s Day keepsakes — check them all out below!

Set in Stone Keepsakes

Some of these keepsakes look like so much fun, you guys!

Not only are these types of handprint crafts perfect for preserving the hand of your little one, but they can also make wonderful gift ideas for holidays, for the grandparents, or double as adorable handprint decorations.

Sand and Clay Handprint Keepsakes

Create an outdoor statement piece with this sand and clay handprint keepsake garden stone (top left) via The Craft at Home Family. 

Want to lean more on the side of simplicity? Try creating a year-round ornament or home decoration with one of these fun hand crafts!

Need something unique to capture your baby’s first time at the beach? Consider this adorable beach sand handprint and footprint keepsake (bottom right) via Mama Cheaps

Mother’s Day Handprint Crafts

Mother’s Day is right around the corner and showering Mom with a personalized hand craft is the perfect way to show her you care.

You can easily pair one of these fun handprint craft ideas with a unique Mother’s Day gift or combine it with our FREE Mother’s Day printables!

Handprint Bouquet for Mother's Day

Keep things simple and to the point this year by creating an adorable handprint bouquet (above) via (yours truly) Life + Homeschool blog. This fun idea was something I created for my preschool Sunday school class many moons ago.

Not only is it a meaningful gift, but it can double as a beautiful centerpiece for years to come!

Love the idea of a simple centerpiece for Mom? Check out this fun handprint keepsake using something as simple as a mason jar via Mama of Minis.

Mother's Day Handprint Keepsake Crafts

Prefer the idea of turning handprints into wall art for Mom this year? Check out this incredible handprint dot art (left) via Taming Little Monsters or keep it classic with this free printable handprint keepsake (right) via A Hundred Affections

Looking for other fun ideas for Mom? Consider one of these handprint papercrafts!

Father’s Day Handprint Crafts

Father’s Day is another great time for simple handprint crafting & gifting!

Check out some of these cute ideas.

Father's Day Hand Craft

Show Dad he’s the best with this hands-down best dad Father’s Day craft (above) via Mama Cheaps.

Want to mix it up a bit? Consider one of these other fun ideas for Dad!

Need a little something extra for Dad? Show him just how much you care by pairing one of these fun handprint crafts with our DIY Father’s Day photo craft!

Other Keepsakes

While showering Mom & Dad with handprint crafts is a must, there are other simple ways to preserve little hands for keepsake purposes.

Check out this family handprint keepsake via Cobberson & Company. While this craft is actually labeled as a Christmas craft, I personally think it’s a multi-generational project that is perfect for any holiday!

Want to track your child’s growing hands over the years? These adorable birthday handprint printables via Homemade Heather are the perfect project!

Seasonal Handprint Fun

Craft through the seasons with these unique handprint craft ideas!

All of these fun ideas make awesome seasonal homeschool activities and work great in the classroom as well.

Check out my top picks for all four seasons.

Spring Handprint Crafts for Kids

Spring means all things new — from blooming flowers to baby animals.

Get your craft on during the spring season with these adorable handprint crafts for kids!

Butterflies & Easter Lilly Handprint Crafts for Spring

Start your spring hand-crafting with this colorful handprint butterfly (top left) via Mommy Made That or this super cute footprint and handprint butterfly (bottom right) via A Little Pinch of Perfect.

Then, create a beautiful bouquet of flowers for the Easter season with one of the fun options below!

Adorable Carrot Craft for Easter

Next, make a handprint carrot (above) via Single Girl’s DIY — perfect for the Easter bunny!

Looking for other fun handprint crafts for springtime? Check out these ideas!

Summer Handprint Crafts for Kids

Ready to kick your summer into high gear with a little crazy-crafting fun?

Summer crafting can be such a fun way to beat the heat when you can’t get outdoors.

Check out these fun summer handprint crafts!

Summer Sunshine & Bee Hand Crafts

Step into the sun with these adorable sunshine crafts!

Or create this adorable bee handprint via Approaching Home.

Not too hot to get outside? Try this unique take on handprint art using bubbles via DFW Craft Shows instead!

Adorable Campfire Handprint Craft Idea

Camping is one of our favorite activities and this adorable campfire paper craft (above) via Glamper Life is seriously the cutest! Being a full-time RVer, this might just be my favorite handprint craft of all!

Check out these other fun ideas for summer handprint craft fun!

Fall Handprint Crafts for Kids

Fall is my absolute favorite season of all time and what better way to spend your favorite season than with some simple fall crafting?

Check out these adorable handprint crafts ideas for fall!

Back to School

Summer is officially over and it’s time for the kiddos to head back to school!

Apple Handprint Craft for Kids

What better way to celebrate that first day back than with this adorable apple handprint craft (above) via Crafting with Kids

Don’t forget to check out these awesome back-to-school handprint printables via Rock Your Homeschool as well!

Halloween

Once October rolls around it’s time for the Halloween fun to begin!

Halloween Handprint Art Ideas

Check out these adorable handprint craft ideas perfect for this spooky holiday.

Thanksgiving

Fall is my favorite season and Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday.

There is just something about the family, the food, reflecting on our blessings, and preparing for the Jesus season that makes my heart happy and complete this time of year!

Handprint Turkey Crafts for Kids

Check out these fun handprint craft ideas perfect for Thanksgiving week!

Create this adorable family handprint turkey (above) via Crafts by Amanda for a Thanksgiving to remember.

This one is seriously so cute, you guys!

Looking for some other awesome handprint turkeys? I’ve got ’em below!

Handprint Leaves and Handprint Trees

If you love all things fall, you are totally going to love these handprint trees!

Check them out below.

Winter Handprint Crafts for Kids

Ah, winter! Another season I thoroughly enjoy.

While winter can feel drab or depressing to some, I absolutely thrive during the winter months.

There is just something wonderful about hibernating, watching the snow fall, then emerging for a little winter hiking.

Seriously though!

Reindeer Craft for Kids

Check out all these fun handprint craft ideas perfect for the magic of wintertime!

OMGEE! This handprint reindeer (above) via Little Ladoo has got to be the cutest handprint I’ve ever seen in my life. So, stinkin’, cute!

If the reindeer doesn’t strike your fancy, try one of these winter-themed handprint crafts instead.

Christmas

While some of these are technically keepsakes, I chose to toss them into the winter pile for a little handprint Christmas fun!

Christmas Handprint Ornaments

Create something special to remember baby’s first Christmas or get sentimental with grandparent gifts with these adorable handprint ornaments (above) via Modge Podge Rocks.

What a fun way to decorate your Christmas tree!

Speaking of Christmas trees! Encourage your kiddos to make one — with their hands (pun intended). This handprint Christmas tree via In Our Spare Time is such a simple idea for Christmastime.

Handprint Wreath Craft for Kids

While this beautiful unity handprint wreath (above) via Single Girl’s DIY is a great option for Martin Luther King Jr. Day in January, it can easily be adapted for Christmas time as well! Love, love, love this one!

Finally, let’s wrap up our seasonal handprints with just a little love.

Check out these adorable Valentine’s Day handprints via Busy Blooming Joy

Other Fun Handprint Crafts

Looking for non-seasonal handprint craft ideas?

I’ve got you.

Check out these adorable options!

Handprint Bookmarks

Try making these DIY handprint bookmarks via Craftsy Hacks.

These fun bookmarks can be a super fun way to kick off your summer reading program or you could have your kiddos make them as an end-of-the-year teacher gift!

Dr. Suess Handprint Crafts

Have a Dr. Suess lover in your home?

These hand crafts are seriously the cutest!!

Dr. Suess Hand Crafts

Make thing 1 & thing 2 inspired hand craft (left) or create a Fox in Sox handprint (right) via The Inspiration Edit

Want to take your Dr. Suess game up a notch? Try this Lorax handprint project via Parenting Chaos instead!

Animal Handprint Crafts

Who doesn’t love a good animal craft?

Check out these adorable chicken & duck handprint crafts for kids! 

Chicken and Duck Handprint Crafts for Kids

Want a handprint craft without feathers? Try this fun clownfish handprint via Parenting Chaos instead!

Dinos & More

From dinos to unicorns, these adorable hand crafts are perfect for everyday crafting with littles!

Dinosaur Craft Idea

If you have a dino lover in your home, this adorable handprint stegosaurus (above) via Simple Everyday Mom is an absolute must!

So cute, you guys!!

Another fun option for your dinosaur fan? Try this cute dinosaur handprint via Mom Brite.

Flamingo and Unicorn Handprints

Need something a little more girly? Consider trying this bright pink handprint flamingo (left) or this cute mermaid handprint craft via via Simple Everyday Mom

Another fun option is this adorable unicorn handprint painting (right) via Approaching Home.

So many fun handprint crafts to choose from, and so little time!

Love these fun handprint craft ideas for kids? Share it on social with other parents today!

Handprint Crafts for Kids

Meet the Author

Life & Homeschool Author

Hey guys! I’m Mary, homeschool mom of 3 amazing kiddos.

I’m so excited that you decided to check out my little corner of the world!

If you have been following our journey for any length of time, you already know that I’m obsessed with coffee, organization, and all things simple.

I’m also a huge dog lover and introvert 💗

My homeschool style is very eclectic.

I enjoy a solid mixture of structure and free range. I set goals for myself and my children each week, but I put no pressure on perfection.

We use a wide variety of curriculum in our home.

Some of our current favorites are The Good and the Beautiful, Life of Fred, Beautiful Feet Books, and Lifepac.

While my kids do spend a good amount of time learning at desks, they also spend countless hours exploring their creativity and practicing a little independence.

I love mountains, rainy days, and sitting by the campfire. 

Our family recently relocated to the PNW and we have been enjoying finding new nature spots to explore together 🙌🏼

I can’t wait to connect and share all the things I’ve learned on our new journey! 

Just a Note…

Thanks for checking out the kid activities portion of the blog! 

Typically summer is the most productive time for my blog. However, our family is currently living in temporary housing and we do not see an end in sight (thank you housing marking 😪) — meaning my workspace & supplies to produce quality content it extremely limited.

I am still working, but it’s nothing like normal.

As always, we appreciate your patience! 

If you enjoyed this article or simply want to see more of our journey, feel free to follow us on social media for more frequent updates.

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Don’t forget to check out our Facebook group too!

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Looking forward to connecting! Simply Be Wild & Free Life + Homeschool Blog

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Meet the Author

Life & Homeschool Author

Hey guys! I’m Mary, homeschool mom of 3 amazing kiddos.

I’m so excited that you decided to check out my little corner of the world!

If you have been following our journey for any length of time, you already know that I’m obsessed with coffee, organization, and all things simple.

I’m also a huge dog lover and introvert 💗

My homeschool style is very eclectic.

I enjoy a solid mixture of structure and free range. I set goals for myself and my children each week, but I put no pressure on perfection.

We use a wide variety of curriculum in our home.

Some of our current favorites are The Good and the Beautiful, Life of Fred, Beautiful Feet Books, and Lifepac.

While my kids do spend a good amount of time learning at desks, they also spend countless hours exploring their creativity and practicing a little independence.

I love mountains, rainy days, and sitting by the campfire. 

Our family recently relocated to the PNW and we have been enjoying finding new nature spots to explore together 🙌🏼

I can’t wait to connect and share all the things I’ve learned on our new journey! 

Just a Note…

Thanks for checking out the kid activities portion of the blog! 

Typically summer is the most productive time for my blog. However, our family is currently living in temporary housing and we do not see an end in sight (thank you housing marking 😪) — meaning my workspace & supplies to produce quality content it extremely limited.

I am still working, but it’s nothing like normal.

As always, we appreciate your patience! 

If you enjoyed this article or simply want to see more of our journey, feel free to follow us on social media for more frequent updates.

You can find all of our social accounts below!

FacebookInstagramPinterest

Don’t forget to check out our Facebook group too!

This group is open to all homeschool moms.

Whether you are already knee-deep in your homeschool journey or just dipping your toes in — all homeschool moms are welcome!

Looking forward to connecting! Simply Be Wild & Free Life + Homeschool Blog

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