Show Dad how special he is with a one-of-a-kind handprint painting DIY gift for Father’s Day! He’ll treasure handprint gifts like these forever.
Father’s Day is around the corner! Have you figured out the perfect gift for him yet? If not, I have some great ideas he’ll love.
Dads who love to joke around will appreciate these Funny Gift Ideas For Dad and show Dad how special he is with this Free Father’s Day Printable Card. Of course, every father will appreciate receiving a Trophy for Dad to show him how special he is!
But there’s nothing as special as a handprint Father’s Day gift. It’s unique and made with the hands of his special little one. No one will find another like it in the entire world.
I have a quick and easy idea to get toddlers, babies, and even older kids involved in creating a fun gift this year. Handprint painting is one gift that dad will treasure forever after you give it to him this Father’s Day.
Note: If you want even more Father’s Day craft ideas, check out my Father’s Day Fishing Gifts, DIY Grill Storage, and DIY BBQ Rub Gift projects!
How To Make A Handprint Painting
This is a super easy craft that ANY dad will love the appreciate! Here’s everything you need to know to make a special handprint Father’s Day gift.
Gather this list of supplies in order to complete the project. It looks like a long list, but this project goes quickly.
- Autograph mat
- Picture frame
- Craft paint (three colors)
- Paint brush
- Gift tag – print our version here
- Decorative tape
Handprint Painting Instructions
Grab your little one and let’s start crafting!
Start with an autograph mat that is made for the picture frame you have chosen. These types of mats have plenty of room to add your handprints.
You will also want to protect your work surface to avoid accidents.
Pick and choose the colors for your mat based on your gift recipient. Then start that handprint painting!
Pro Tip: Use a paintbrush to paint your little one’s hand and then help them add the handprint to the picture frame mat. Older kids will need less help of course.
Allow the mat to dry completely.
In the meantime, you can print our gift tag if you wish. We printed our version on white card stock.
Then, cut it out with scissors.
Once the mat has dried, add the mat to a frame along with a fun picture of the little one who helped with the project.
Tape the gift tag to the completed frame with a bit of decorative tape or you can even wrap it up and tie it on the gift tag.
This will let dad know that he is the best – hands down!
Dad will love this special gift and enjoy looking at it year after year to remember just how small those hands really were. Handprint painting like this is one of my favorite gifts for parents!
I’ve seen readers ask a few questions about this handprint gift project. Here are the most common questions I’ve seen. If your question isn’t on this list, please leave it for me in the comments!
What kind of paint do you use for handprint crafts?
You can use either acrylic paint or tempera paint. Tempera paint is washable and works really well. It can still be washable even after it dries and gets exposed to water.
Acrylic paint, on the other hand, becomes permanent once it dries. But it doesn’t really matter if this paint is permanent since it will be protected behind glass.
Does acrylic paint wash off hands?
Yes, it will wash off hands! If the paint is still wet, you may only need water to wash off the paint. If the paint has dried, you may need to scrub thoroughly with soap and water, but it should still come off.
More Handmade Gift Inspiration
Do you love this handprint painting and want more DIY gift ideas? Try the links below!
- Autograph mat
- Picture frame
- Craft paint
- Gift tag
- Decorative tape
- Protect your work surface and grab your frame and mat.
- Grab the paint colors you want to use and paint your little one's hand then make handprints.
- Let the paint dry thoroughly.
- Print out your tag and cut it out.
- Once the paint is dry, put the frame together, complete with a picture of your little one.
- Use decorative tape to attach the tag to the frame. Give Dad his new favorite gift!
This is so doggoned cute Angie,you come up with the best ideas. Makes me wish we still had little grandkids.
I made 2 different jars and a wreath for grand daughter from graduation gifts you shared recently. But now daughter says that’s too much junky stuff all over house. Told her it was for Tiernan for her room and she told me Tiernan doesn’ t want my crap either, she hasn’t even gotten to see it yet. She doesn’t want any of my crafts in her house she said. Seems I can’t do anything right according to her. But I tried and had such a good time making them for her. Sure hope your kids treat you better.
Did you have wonderful Mother’s Day yesterday?
I did have a great Mother’s Day Jane! Hope you had a great one too! Keep creating no matter what!