ABC and 123: A Learning Collaborative: Handprint Projects

Friday, May 8, 2009

Handprint Projects

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This week's Fun Friday is full of little fingers! Maybe you will find the perfect handprint project to inspire you to add your little one's prints to a gift for grandma!

The Fifth Street Palace has used one little arm to create a springy tree.

Making's of a Montessori Mum has created a sensory activity using smooth and rough handprints.

A Child at Play has created a whole handful of animals for you to try!

Check out these cheerful chicks submitted by Ten Kids and a Dog.

Mama's A Mess made hand print hugs! Look how much these little arms can love!

Handprint & Footprint Calendar
Learning Objective:
Sensory fun using finger paints

calendar (I bought this one at Michael's for $1.00
finger paints
scrapbooking embellishments

Mama King submitted her idea for handprint butterflies.

A Mommy's Adventure also submitted a colorful handprint butterfly for you to try.

The Ramblings of a Crazy Woman gives step by step instructions on her variation on handprint butterflies.

Just For Fun shares an idea for making handprint penguins.

Her Cup Overfloweth used handprints to make goldfish & love birds!

Make a cute handprint calendar like Katie at Katie's Nesting Spot, this would make a cute grandmother's gift for Mother's Day.
This handprint and footprint canvas also makes a great keepsake present for a grandparent.


  1. Great ideas! Love the penguin & chick! The sandpaper hands are cool too!

  2. what a wonderful blog.

    i just found you in the web. but i´ll come back, I´m sure;-)))!

    Greetings from hamburg, germany!

    andrea (3 children, 3,5,7 years old)

  3. love the handprint butterflies:) happy moms day to you 2 gals!!


  4. Thanks so much for linking to our project! :)