*This post has been updated since the original post*
One of my favorite kinds of kid’s crafts are any that have to do with there little hands or feet. I love hand prints & tracings. My daughter and I have been dabbling with tracing a lot lately. She loves trying to trace her hand. It is adorable,really. She will trace hers & then say “Mama, trace hand toooo?” Absolutely, baby!
Their sweet little hands make such wonderful keepsake art. It will be such an “awwwwww” inducing memory to look back on in the future. Here is a Valentines inspired craft featuring the whole family’s hands.
What you will need:
Construction or scrapbook paper
Tracings of your hands
Place your hands (mommy, daddy, baby) on a piece of construction paper.
Outline each hand.
Cut around the outlines of each of your hands.
Place hands in an overlapping pattern to form a heart in the middle.
Using a glue stick, glue them into position over a contrasting color.
Flip over & cut any excess to the contrast paper so that only the heart shape shows.
Glue the hands & heart to another piece of contrasting paper.
Use a stencil to trace out your saying.
Let the marker dry & glue dry.
Place your new creation in a frame.
We have since made a new family heart using our family hand prints instead of the cut-outs.
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So cute and love that Mai asked you to trace her little hand for this one! 🙂
Good morning, Janine. Thank you. She loves to trace her little hands. It is too cute. This was a fun one to make.
This is the sweetest Valentine craft I have seen. Pinned it to my Valentine Board. Thanks for sharing!
Oh yay! Thank you for the pin. I was pretty proud of this one. It made me smile. 🙂
I’m with you, I love incorporating the hands and feet into crafts. They can be awesome keepsakes. A few years go we made my mother in law a stepping stone for her garden and cemented the handprints of both my sons on the stone. I think it will be just awesome to look back on years from now and see how small they were.
Awww, that sounds really sweet. Great idea. I will have to try that one too.
SWEET! I really really should do this. There are 3 of us too. Thank you!
Your welcome. Thanks for stopping by.
So sweet. My husband would love it if I made this with the girls.
It was a fun and easy craft & it looks super cute in person.
You are right! This is a great keeper and grandmas would love getting this too on a visit to keep for their walls too.
Thanks Grace. I bet Nanna would love something like this. Thanks for the tip.
Such a cute idea! I have two kids so picking which one to include in this project would be a little difficult. 🙂
Super cute. I need some ideas for the kids-thanks!
This is really cute! I made something similar in November with my son, but never blogged about it. I love yours. Pinned on my board of homeschooling ideas. Thanks for sharing!
This would make such a neat keepsake. Thanks for sharing. I found your post on the Pin It Party Pinterest Linkup.
I LOVE this! I can see this being a great Mother’s Day present too! Stopping by from LOBS.
What a fab idea! Thanks for sharing on #LOBS! ~A~
kids are so adorable when they do projects, my kids are all grown up and i have cherish everything they did, its all hung up in my house Have fun with them
What a cute idea! I’ve seen the hearts made with two hands, but I love the three! I’m featuring this tonight at my link party and pinning!
Thank you so much Alexis. That is wonderful. I appreciate the feature and the pin. 🙂