These super simple paint handprint art frames are adorable and perfect for gifts! Any parent or grandparent would love this combination of kid art and handprints!
Every year, despite all of my constant nudging to think of something for months, Alex is fruitless on the ideas for what to give his mom.
So I’m stuck just days before Mother’s Day with no idea what to give or make any of the moms in our family.
If you’ve been in this position and have littles, I’ve got you covered.
Today I’m sharing this adorable handprint art that is the perfect for gift for moms, dads or grandparents.
DIY Paint Handprint Art Frames
These frames are not only super adorable, they’re so easy! If you’re like me and always have a few extra frames lying around, it’s even easier. Here’s what you’ll need:
For these handprint art frames you’ll need:
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How to Make Framed Handprint Art
Time needed: 5 minutes.
This handprint art mixes cute finger painting with a paint handprint of your kiddo, making it the best DIY gift for grandparents.
- Get you kid and the area ready.
First, strip your kiddo down to his diaper. Alternately, you could use old clothes. But to be honest, go for the strip down and pop in the tub right after.
As for the area, I highly suggest using a washable highchair since they are comfortable and made to get dirty.
- Get your supplies ready for your handprint art
You’ll need is a frame that comes with a removable paper mat, paint, tape, and a paintbrush.
Use non-toxic washable paint. We used these that I picked up at Target. Loop the tape on one side of the paper mat so it will stick to the surface on the other side.
- Add paint!
I found the easiest way to make sure I got a good amount onto the mat was so apply dollops of paint right to it. When I did that, my toddler would immediately smear them about.
You could also give a paintbrush and a plate with paint!
- Once it’s covered, take the mat away.
This will help to avoid over smearing and making it look ugly.
- Make your handprint.
Using paint probably on the tray, gently pain your toddler’s hand. Before we did this, I hyped Ryan up by showing him how to splay his fingers out to help me. This was key!
Make sure your kiddo knows exactly what to do and how to do it.
Gently press the painted hand on white paper and then firmly press the whole hand and each finger. Lift directly up to avoid smearing.
Let it dry and then place the mat in the frame, centering the handprint art in the mat!
Gift it or keep it for yourself! This is the perfect way to display kids artwork (it would definitely also work with crayons or markers!) without it SCREAMING kid’s art.
So tell me – do you like handprint art? Ever make a DIY gift last minute? How did it turn out? Let me know in the comments!
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