Handprint Project

Recently, I attempted an adorable project. I wanted to make little paint handprints of my 6 week old baby. Seems simple right? Wrong… Let’s just say, I understand now why they send you home from the hospital with your infant’s footprint, not their handprint.

Here’s what I did:

  1. I got together some paint, blank index cards, a wet washcloth, a dry washcloth, a sponge brush, and some baby wipes.


2. Now, you need an adorable baby! I put Xander on a big beach towel and took his shirt off so we wouldn’t ruin it.

3. Put some of the paint on a notecard, use the foam brush to paint it on your babies hand, and do your best to stamp his or her hand on a clean, blank notecard. Repeat as many times as you’d like, then clean off that cute little hand. (Don’t worry, I took him to the bathroom and washed his hand a lot better. That paint is a pain to get off their nails!)

4. Give up on the hands, because let’s face it, taking a handprint of a baby is hard.

5. Repeat step 3, except with a foot, because it is so much easier!

6. Clean up your mess and give these cute little prints to all your family members! Don’t forget to write their name and the date you did the project.


Quote of the project:

“It looks like an alien got into a bunch of paint in here!”

– My Husband


Leave a comment below to let us know how this project worked for you!



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