Handprint painting is one gift that dad will treasure forever after you give it to him this Father’s Day. I have a quick and easy idea to get toddlers, babies, and even older kids involved in creating a fun gift this year. Dad is sure to love the results! This one was originally posted over at Crafts Unleashed where I am a paid contributor, however, I am posting it here in case you missed it.
Supplies needed for this handprint painting:
- Autograph Mat
- Picture Frame
- Craft Paint (three colors)
- Paint Brush
- Gift Tag (print our version here)
- Decorative Tape
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 can pick and choose the colors for your mat based on your gift recipient. Then start that handprint painting! My tip is to use a paint brush to paint the little one’s hand them help them add it to the picture frame mat. Older kids of course will need less help. You will also want to protect your work surface to avoid accidents.
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. 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 on the gift tag.
This will let dad know that he is the best hands down!
Dad will love this special gift and being able to look 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!
Grab your supplies and get started on this fun Father’s Day gift idea today. It will look great hanging up in your home or in dad’s office.