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Handprint Art & Crafts For Kids

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 Craft Ideas

Since we have lots of different handprint projects, we’ve divided them up below according to themes or seasons. Be sure to check out all the kids hand print crafts and save the ones you like best for later!

collage of handprint art projects

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.

Handprint reindeer crafts

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. You’ll love seeing your child’s handprint preserved in such a cute craft!

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!

handprint santa craft

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

Father's Day Card Craft For Kids | Make this easy DIY minion card craft for Dad this Father's Day. It's a cute handprint idea Dad will treasure for years! #fathersday #fathersdaycrafts #fathersdaycards #handprintcrafts #handprintart #minion #minioncrafts #toddlers #preschoolers #kidsdiy #easykidscrafts #homemadecards

This year we transformed sweet little handprints into a handprint 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.

This adorable handprint pirate craft is a fun idea for kids to make in the summertime or to give Dad to tell him he’s the grrr-eatest Dad alive!

Tell Dad he’s out of this world with this handprint alien card from Disney’s Toy Story! This is a great handprint craft for toddlers since it’s super simple!

Mothers Day Handprint Craft

DIY Mother's Day Card Idea | Make this handprint cactus card for Mom this May. #preschool #mothersday #mothersdaycrafts #handprintcrafts #kindergarten #kidsactivity #mothersday #mothersdaycrafts #mothersdayactivities #kidsart #cactuscrafts

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 Crafts

Love animal handprint crafts? You’ll want to make every one of these simple ideas.

2 handprint octopus crafts

Aren’t these octopus handprint crafts so cute?! Be sure to download the template to make this ocean themed craft super easy to create.

purple and white handprint unicorn crafts

Little girls will love making this simple and cute handprint unicorn craft! It’s a girly way to save your kids’ handprints for the future!

arctic animal walrus craft

This handprint walrus is a super adorable winter craft idea for children to make!

hand holding handprint horse craft

This horse handprint craft is a must do activity if your kids are learning about farm animals or if they just love horses!

easy handprint owl craft for toddlers

Craft this handprint snowy owl when it’s winter and too cold to go outside with the kids!

handprint lion craft

This simple handprint lion craft is so adorable and preserves your child’s handprint for the future. Download the free template to make it super easy!

handprint hedgehog craft

This simple handprint hedgehog craft is a fun fall handprint craft for kids! It comes with a free template so it’s super easy to make.

If your children are fans of the ultra-popular Mo Willem’s pigeon books they’ll have a blast making this handprint pigeon craft.

hand holding handprint duck craft

This duck handprint craft is one of our favorite farm animal crafts of all time! It’s simple to create too!

handprint flamingo card

This handprint flamingo card craft is a fun summer art project for kids of all ages!

picture of bald eagle with handprint wings

We recently made this handprint eagle craft in preparation for the Fourth of July, but you could use it any time of year when learning about birds or North American animals.

Rabbit Craft For Kids | Make this DIY handprint bunny art project for Easter or springtime. It's easy enough for preschool and kindergarten children, plus it comes with a free printable template. #kids #easter #eastercrafts #easteractivities #preschool #teachingkindergarten #simpleeverydaymom #bunnycraft #handprintcrafts #ideasforkids #artprojects #kidscrafts

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.

Grab some paper, glue, and scissors and make this handprint monkey craft. It’s simple and comes with a downloadable template.

Handprint Craft For Kids | Toddlers, preschool and kindergarten kids will have fun making this chicken art project. It's great for when learning about the farm or for the spring time. #kids #kidsactivities #kidscrafts #craftsforkids #activitiesforkids #ece #earlychildhood #handprintcrafts #springcrafts #farm

Your kids won’t be able to stop giggling when they make this chicken handprint art. 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.

Kids will get a kick out of this silly double handprint crab craft that’s super simple to make.

cardinal craft

This wintery cardinal handprint craft uses two of your child’s handprints to make this cute cartoon bird on a branch. Using cotton balls adds a fun dimensional aspect to this project that your child will enjoy!

bear art activity

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!

Ocean Art For Kids Idea

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.

easy dinosaur art project idea

If your kids love dinosaur activities, they’ll flip for this dinosaur handprint craft that turns their handprint into a wild Stegosaurus!

Turkey Crafts For Kids | Make this easy handprint turkey this Thanksgiving. #kidscrafts #craftsforkids #kindergarten #turkey #turkeycrafts #ideasforkids #earlychildhood

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.

handprint robin craft

This handprint robin is a sweet and simple craft that’s easy and cheap to make!

Nature Themed Handprint Crafts

Planet Earth Craft For Kids | Make this fun handprint Earth craft to celebrate Earth Day! It's a simple idea for teaching kids! #earth #earthday #earthdaycrafts #kidscrafts #craftsforkids #preschool #prek #kindergarten #ece #earlychildhood #preschoolcrafts

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.

handprint tree craft

Transform your child’s handprint and arm into this beautiful fall handprint tree craft, complete with 3d falling leaves!

handprint campfire craft

This handprint campfire craft is a fun and easy activity to do with the kids for summer or fall. Grab the free template to make your wooden logs in no time flat!

pom pom and paper apple tree craft

This handprint apple tree is a simple fall craft that’s so adorable and easy to make too!

Halloween Handprint Craft

cute zombie craft

This handprint zombie craft is simple, cute and totally non-scary. Great for the little zombie lover!

hand holding handprint witch craft

This cute and easy handprint witch craft is a great Halloween activity for preschool and kindergarten children.

How to make skeleton handprint art for kids #kidsactivities #boredombusters #earlychildhood

Learn how to easily create this skeleton handprint craft with your child’s hand, some white paint, and black card stock! It’s simple yet spooky!!!

This cute non-scary Halloween handprint bat craft is perfect for toddlers, preschoolers, and kindergarten children.

handprint ghost art project

Want to paint instead of cut? Make this easy handprint ghost art project for Halloween!

St. Patrick’s Day Handprint Craft

handprint leprechaun 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.

Miscellanous Handprint Craft Ideas

Turn your new favorite Toy Story 4 character, Forky, into a simple and fun card to give to Mom, Dad or friends with this handprint Forky craft for kids!

This jumbo flashcard handprint apple craft is a fun and easy back to school craft for kids starting the new school year.

hand holding handprint mermaid craft

This mermaid handprint craft is a fun activity for girls to do for summertime!

Hand holding Thing 1 handprint craft

This handprint Thing 1 printable craft is a fun and simple handprint craft that’s easy enough to do with toddlers! Make it for Dr. Seuss Day or anytime you want!

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 🙂

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