Remember when your children were born, and the nurses took their hand prints and stamped them onto paper? I bet you still have that paper (I do!). There’s something about children’s hands that is so sweet and innocent. I love holding my children’s hands and just admiring them. The tiny fingers, the adorable little dimples, the lines on their knuckles- those hands have my heart, now and forever!
If you’re a crafty mama, and you want to have your children’s hand prints in art form, these are some really fun ways to create seasonal memories of fall that you can hold onto forever!
source: Having Babies, Raising Babies
1. Hand Print Leaves
You can’t have fall without leaves, and little hand prints make the perfect shape for a fall leaf craft. Make this using different fall colors, and hang it on your wall for everyone to see until the season is over.
Check out Having Babies, Raising Babies to learn how this is done.
source: Frugal Fun 4 Boys
2. Seasonal Cards
If your kids love sending people holiday cards, they’ll have lots of fun with this craft! Something tells me grandma and grandpa would be delighted to get a cute hand print card for fall in the mail.
Head over to Frugal Fun 4 Boys for instructions on making these.
source: I Heart Crafty Things
3. Standing Turkey Display
Want something to display on your table for Thanksgiving dinner? This standing turkey would be adorable! The kids will feel so proud to see their work on display, and you’ll have something fun and festive to show off to your friends and family.
You’ll find all the information on this craft over at I Heart Crafty Things.
source: Happy Go Lucky
4. Halloween Treat Bag
Are you one of those moms who monograms everything? Do you always look for products you can customize with your children’s names? You should totally do this Halloween hand print craft with your kids! Not only can you personalize the bag with their names, you can personalize it with their hand prints. No one else will have the same trick-or-treating bag as them, so they’ll feel pretty special.
Take a look at the “how-to” over on Happy Go Lucky.
source: Glued To My Crafts
5. Campfire Art
Planning a fall camping trip? This craft will get your kids in the mood for the great outdoors. Or, if they’ll be away on a camping trip without you, they can make this and use it as a postcard to send you a letter!
Check out Glued To My Crafts for details on this project.
source: Thriving Home
6. Spooky Spiders
I don’t like spiders in any way, shape, or form. But I know many kids think they are cool. If your little ones dig all things spiders, they’ll love this spooky hand print project.
Thriving Home has the 4-1-1 on this craft, so head over there for all the details.
source: The Preschool Toolbox
7. Hand Print Jack-O-Lantern
This craft is very easy to do, and only requires a few supplies. Once you’ve made the hand print part, your little one can have fun drawing on a face to match!
Take a look at The Preschool Toolbox for a full supply list.
source: This Girl’s Life Blog
8. Hanging Wreath
Don’t spend your money on fancy fall decorations this year. Instead, turn your children’s hands into a work of art to hang on your wall. You can add embellishments to give your decor a little “flavor,” but a wreath made from those precious fingers is the best thing you can lay your eyes on.
Check out This Girl’s Life Blog for information on making this fall craft.