My girls love doing crafts and I love doing crafts with them. There is just something about seeing creativity flow from their little minds, and little hands, that fills me with joy.
Here is a fun (and easy) craft to do with little ones. I especially love doing this craft because it leaves me with something I just can’t get enough of…lasting memories (and cute little hand prints that I can get all sentimental over as my kids get older).
Since the actual hand print of the craft doesn’t take long go ahead and let your kids play with it first (or save some for after). Once you are ready, flatten it out. I put it against the table which gave me a nice smooth dough to work with. Don’t make it to thin, though, or you will end up pushing your kid’s hand right through to the table (like I did the first time around with Paige.)
Once you get a nice hand print, you really need to make it “pop” or you will end up holding it up to the light and squinting your eyes to really get a good look at the print. We like to use glitter glue for this.
Now you just need to let it sit out and wait for it to get hard. I think it takes a day or two for this to happen.
This is the second time we’ve done this craft. The first time was a year ago, so now we have two sets of hand prints. Olivia was sleeping when we were doing all this but when she wakes up, she will get her hand print done too.
I’ve had their prints displayed on the top of my bookshelf for the past year. I’ve always wanted to get a boxed picture frame to put them in and may have to go out and see what I can find later. I already have that “how can they be growing so fast??” feeling.