I’ve shared a few pictures on Instagram of the handprints I regularly do with Toddler H, some of the cards we’ve made for grandparents, for Father’s Day and for any occasion we can think of. I’ve also recently discovered that this handprint method works brilliantly for toddler artwork too, and it’s not too messy!! Win win!
We use a brilliant invention, a HUGE paint pad, just like an ink pad for stamps. Ours is from Hobbycraft and is non-toxic, so I’m happy using it on Baby B as well.
Here are a few examples of prints we’ve done over the last couple of years…
Top tips for good kids footprints:
1. Push their hand/foot firmly into the pad to ensure coverage – those insteps can prove difficult!
2. Push the paper/card into their foot to get the instep on the paper.
3. Have lots of card to make lots of lovely presents and easy mementoes!
This handprint method is so easy and quick, it’s brilliant as it makes no mess and I just wipe her hands after (and she washes them in the sink too). Goodness knows where her hands could end up on the way to the bathroom, so I definitely recommend having a baby wipe handy!
I’ve a few Christmas handprint/foodprint designs I’ll share in November, so keep an eye out for that post too x