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20 Creative Handprint Crafts for Kids




I know, I know — I said I wasn’t into construction paper projects, but maybe it’s because my kids weren’t bringing home the right crafts! When I was searching for handprint keepsakes the other day, I just kept coming across the cutest handprint crafts for kids.

My girls love paint, making messes, and anything that can clearly be defined as theirs. These handprint crafts definitely fit the bill. Plus, they’re adorable and unique.

If you’re looking for a project for school, home or a party, check out these 20 awesome handprint crafts for kids:

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  • Turkey 1 of 20
    Turkey
    Now that Autumn is approaching, Thanksgiving will be here before we know it. Craft a turkey out of your child's brown handprint.
    Photo and tutorial via Prudent Baby
  • Dad 2 of 20
    Dad
    This craft was designed for Father's Day, but it would be fun for kids to do anytime. They could design themselves, make superheroes or create their own characters.
    Photo and tutorial via Willow Day
  • Swan 3 of 20
    Swan
    This craft takes hand animals to a whole new dimension. Make a 3D swan by cutting out matching hands.
    Photo and tutorial via b3ok Crafts
  • Ghost 4 of 20
    Ghost
    My girls are already planning their Halloween costumes. This craft is a fun way to make a spooky handprint. She also has a great idea for a spider hand, too.
    Photo and tutorial via Meet the Dubiens
  • Monkey 5 of 20
    Monkey
    Dangle a monkey on a vine with your child's handprint. So cute and creative!
    Photo and tutorial via Fun Handprint Art
  • Giraffe 6 of 20
    Giraffe
    I love this giraffe because the kids' fingerprints can make the brown spots!
    Photo and tutorial via Activity Village
  • Owls 7 of 20
    Owls
    Oh, owls. I don't quite get the recent obsession, but I do think this is an adorable craft for kids.
    Photo and tutorial via Rips in My Jeans
  • Tree 8 of 20
    Tree
    Here's another timely handprint craft! I think you could do this with paint, as well, and make leaves out of colored fingerprints.
    Photo and tutorial via The Ribbon Retreat
  • Ballerina 9 of 20
    Ballerina
    Now this is creative! The tutu is a unique handprint project any little dancer would love.
    Photo and tutorial via Meet the Dubiens
  • Peacock 10 of 20
    Peacock
    I've seen a few birds out there, but I really love this peacock! The kids have the chance to go a little crazy with a full plum.
    Photo and tutorial via Sweet and Lovely Crafts
  • Crab 11 of 20
    Crab
    This crab is made from two handprints and looks so fun with real sand sprinkled on the page.
    Photo and tutorial via Snails and Puppy Dog Tails
  • Lamb 12 of 20
    Lamb
    What starts as a hand shape becomes something completely new when you let kids get a little crazy with cotton balls
    Photo and tutorial via DLTK's Crafts for Kids
  • Lilies 13 of 20
    Lilies
    How clever is this? The hand cutouts become the petals of a lily. It's a fun twist on a handprint craft.
    Photo and tutorial via The Trendy Treehouse
  • Flower Pot 14 of 20
    Flower Pot
    I love how a single idea for a hand turned flower can play out several different ways. The potted plant is so clever!
    Photo and tutorial via Fun Handprint Art
  • Caterpillar 15 of 20
    Caterpillar
    I just love Eric Carle, and now we can make The Very Hungry Caterpillar out of the girls' handprints. So cute!
    Photo and tutorial via Snails and Puppy Dog Tails
  • Butterfly 16 of 20
    Butterfly
    Oh, but let's not forget what happens next! I just adore this colorful butterfly.
    Photo and tutorial via Jellyfish Jelly
  • Bouquet 17 of 20
    Bouquet
    Yet another flower craft — love the colors in this boquet!
    Photo and tutorial via Kindercraze
  • Thing 1 and Thing 2 18 of 20
    Thing 1 and Thing 2
    Here is one seriously creative project. I would never have thought Thing 1 and Thing 2 could be made with a couple handprints.
    Photo and tutorial via Little Kinder Warriors
  • Sunshine 19 of 20
    Sunshine
    Several hands turn a paper plate into a sun. This is a good classroom or family project since the hands can come from different kids.
    Photo and tutorial via Activity Villiage
  • Fish Bowl 20 of 20
    Fish Bowl
    I love the handprint fish inside a paper plate bowl. It's a fun way to give the project a little texture.
    Photo and tutorial via Learn Create Love

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