Easy kids handprint & footprint art for handmade gifts | Kids crafts

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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

Quick and easy handprints and footprints - kids crafts and art - perfect gifts for family and grandparents

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    September 11, 2017 at 8:59 am

    Awh this looks like a lot of fun #bigpinklink

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    The Mummy Bubble
    September 12, 2017 at 4:09 am

    Oh wow these are brilliant! I would love to do some handmade xmas cards this year so I may give these a go! Brilliant idea x #bigpinklink
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    Gemma Nuttall
    September 17, 2017 at 11:35 am

    Ah, love these and how many different uses the prints could have like cards, mini canvases and calenders etc.
    Thanks so much for joining #bigpinklink

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