There’s nothing sweeter than making handprint art & crafts to preserve your children’s little hands forever!
Over the last year or so we’ve made several different projects using kids hands and we’ve loved each and every one of them.
Handprint art makes a great keepsake for parents and grandparents and can be done with babies, toddlers, preschoolers and beyond!
Whether you plan to make these with your own children or you’re a teacher using them with students, we’re sure these fun ideas will be a blast for kids to make.
Handprint Art Ideas
Since we have lots of different handprint projects, we’ve divided them up below according to themes or seasons.
Christmas Handprint Art
Is there any better homemade gift for a child to give than an adorable Christmas handprint craft? We went a little crazy last year and made some fun winter or Christmas themed projects for young kids of all ages.
This handprint reindeer craft made from paper is one of our most popular Christmas crafts of all time! It’s no wonder since it’s so cute and it comes with a free printable template so you can easily recreate it with your kids.
If making homemade ornaments is a Christmas tradition at your home, you have to make these salt dough handprint ornaments. You can read how to make the easy dough, then choose your favorite character to make at home!
This handprint Santa craft is another reader favorite!! It too uses paper and a free printable template to turn your child’s handprints into Santa Claus’ snowy white beard.
We had way too much fun perfecting this adorable little grinch handprint craft from the latest Grinch movie.
Father’s Day Handprint Art
This year we transformed sweet little handprints into a DIY minion card craft for Father’s Day. Of course, you could use this card for any occasion or even skip the card part and keep it as a simple paper craft.
Mothers Day Handprint Craft
We had so much fun making this girly handprint cactus Mother’s Day card. The little 3d flowers really bring this card to life too!
Animal Handprint Art
We recently made this handprint eagle craft in preparation for Fourth of July, but you could use it any time of year when learning about birds or North American animals.
This sweet handprint bunny craft has to be one of the most sought after projects on the entire site!
We made them in pastel blue and pink for Easter, but you could easily change out the paper for more natural tones like gray and brown to make them go along with an animal theme. They also come with a free printable template so they’re easy to make at home or in the classroom.
Your kids won’t be able to stop giggling when they make this handprint chicken art project. Brushing the paint onto their tiny little hands is a sensory experience they will love to do!
We made this craft while studying farm animals, but it’s also great for springtime lesson plans.
This wintery cardinal handprint craft uses two of your child’s handprints to make this cute cartoon bird on a branch. Using cottonballs adds a fun dimensional aspect to this project that you child will enjoy!
Let your kids express their creative and outdoorsy side when they make this handprint bear craft. It’s a simple painting project for kids they’ll love!
This fun handprint fish craft has been a favorite of kids ever since Finding Nemo came out. Older children will really be able to add the details and make this art project unique to their tastes.
This colorful turkey handprint craft was one of our very first handprint projects! We made it for Thanksgiving but you can do it any time of the year.
Nature Themed Handprint Crafts
This festive handprint Earth craft is perfect for Earth Day celebrations! It comes with a free printable template so students can follow along in the classroom.
Transform your child’s handprint and arm into this beautiful fall handprint tree craft, complete with 3d falling leaves!
Halloween Handprint Craft
Learn how to easily create this skeleton handprint art project with your child’s hand, some white paint and black card stock! It’s simple yet spooky!!!
St. Patrick’s Day Handprint Craft
We can’t get enough of this lovable leprechaun handprint craft! It’s fun for kids to make in the classroom for St. Patty’s Day.
We hope you found tons of new handprint art ideas to do with your kids and students all year round! We’re constantly adding new handprint crafts to this list, so don’t forget to check back often.
If you have an idea you’d like us to make, please leave a comment down below 🙂