10 Amazing And Fun Handprint Craft Ideas For Kids

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If there’s one thing that all children enjoy, it’s getting their hands dirty, much to the annoyance of most parents. So, a fun way to channel your child’s energy in a positive way is to try handprint crafts for kids with them.

Doing handprint crafts can help boost your child’s creativity while letting them make a mess without damaging your walls. Moreover, your children will enjoy dipping their fingers into a bowl of colorful paint and then smearing that paint onto water. In this article, we give you a bunch of fun and exciting handprint crafts for kids. Try them out with your children.

10 Handprint Crafts For Kids & Preschoolers:

1. Handprint Christmas Tree:

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You Will Need:

  • A white construction paper
  • Light and dark green food colors in two different bowls
  • Red sketch pen

How To:

  1. Show your kid how to dip her palm in light or dark green paint alternately and make handprints on white paper.
  1. Make four, three, two, and one at top green handprints in a line, from bottom to top respectively creating the Christmas tree.
  2. Draw a red star at the top of the tree using red sketch pen.

2. Handprint Christmas Wreath:

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You Will Need:

  • White paper
  • Green paint
  • A red sketch pen

How To:

  1. Show your kid how to dip her palm in the green paint and make its prints in a circular pattern on the white paper with fingers pointing outwards. The pattern resembles the Christmas wreath.
  2. Make a red ribbon at the bottom of the wreath using the red sketch pen.

3. Handprint Heart:

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You Will Need:

  • Red paint
  • White paper

How To:

  1. Show your kid how to dip her palm in the red paint and make its prints on the white paper in the shape of a heart as you see in the above image.
  1. Fill the inner area of the heart with red hand prints.

4. Handprint Flower:

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You Will Need:

  • Colorful paints, such as orange, red, green, and yellow.
  • White paper
  • Brush

How To:

  1. Make an orange circle at the top of the white paper using orange paint and paint brush.
  1. Show your kid how to dip her hand in one of the colors one by one and make hand prints surrounding the circular orange and create petals of the flower. Make hand prints with fingers pointing outwards.
  1. Draw a green stem using your finger.
  1. Make green leaves adjacent to the stem with fingers pointing outwards.

5. Handprint Star:

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You Will Need:

  • Pencil
  • White paper
  • Colorful paints

How To:

  1. Draw a star on the white paper using a pencil.
  2. Help your child to dip her palms in different colors and make handprints at each outer corner of the stars with fingers pointing inwards.

6. Handprint House:

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You Will Need:

  • Colorful paints
  • White paper

How To:

  1. Show your kid how to dip her palm till hand one or two inches above the wrist in a bright color, and make a big square with her handprints on the white paper. The square should be of the size of the house that your kid intends to create.
  1. Now dip hands and make a triangular structure with hand prints at the top of the square. The triangular structure should resemble the roof of the house.

7. Handprint Turkey:

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You Will Need:

  • Colorful paints, such as green, yellow, and red paints.
  • A black sketch pen
  • White paper

How To:

  1. Show your kid how to dip her palm leaving out fingers in the green color and make a handprint on the white paper. The green print makes the body of the turkey.
  1. Dip fingers in yellow paint and thumb in red paint and place her hand over the same area where she made the green print. Yellow prints make the feathers, and red one makes the head of the animal.
  1. Draw legs of the turkey using a black sketch pen.

8. Handprint Easter Chicken:

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You Will Need:

  • Yellow paint
  • White paper
  • Wiggle eye
  • Glue
  • Red and brown sketch pen

How To:

  1. Show your kid how to dip her hand in yellow paint and make a handprint on white paper.
  1. Thumb makes the tail and rest of the handprint makes the body and head of the chicken.
  1. Draw beak using red sketch pen.
  1. Draw legs of the chicken using the brown sketch pen.
  1. Paste a wiggle eye using glue on the paper as the eye of the chicken.

9. Handprint Sun:

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You Will Need:

  • Yellow paint
  • White paper

How To:

  1. Show your kid how to dip her hand in the yellow paint and make hand prints with fingers pointing outwards on the white paper creating the image of the sun.

10. Handprint Rainbow:

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You Will Need:

  • Colorful paints that make the rainbow, namely red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, and violet
  • White paper
  • Plastic sheet

How To:

  1. Put drops of paints in a vertical pattern on a plastic sheet with sequence red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, and violet, with the red at top.
  1. Tell your child to place her hand on the colorful vertical pattern such that tip of the finger is in the red color and end of the palm is on the violet paint.
  1. Now show your kid how to make a handprint on the white paper creating an image of the rainbow.

Handprint crafts for kids can be an exciting activity to promote their interest in painting and creativity. Handprint Christmas trees, Christmas wreaths, hearts, flowers, stars, houses, turkeys, easter chicken, sun, and rainbow are popular among children. You may use these handprint decors at home and frame them to keep them as a memory. Choosing the right colors and paint consistency helps make beautiful handprint images for various occasions. You may give basic instructions and let children use their imagination. Younger children who are not experts in holding paints can also enjoy hand printing with the help of parents. Ensure to use toxin-free paints and keep them away after the activity.

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Debolina Raja

Debolina Raja came into the writing world while she was playing around with words and participating in various literary events. In the professional world, she found her writing interest in various genres such as health, wellness, parenting, relationship, and brand management. Having done a Masters degree in English literature from Delhi University, she loves reading, heading out on road trips, hibernating... more

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