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Easy Kids’ Handprint Art for Mother’s Day

This Mother’s Day craft is one that you can treasure year after year – use this cute handprint art on canvas to measure the growth of your children!

Skills Required: Beginner. You’ll be tracing hands with a pencil, cutting out, and Mod Podging to make a handprint canvas. It helps if you’ve used Mod Podge before, but it’s not required.

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I LOVE Anna from My Life and Kids. She is hilarious! She’s also a great Mod Podger. Do you remember her Pottery Barn knock-off LOVE canvas or her joyful holiday tray? Anna is really good. She is back with a Mothers day craft for kids, and you are going to love this handprint art as well.


Hi, my name is Anna, and I *love* Mod Podge (almost as much as I love eating Crisco out the can). I had three kids in three years, and now I spend my days wearing mom jeans, driving a minivan and blogging at My Life and Kids.

I drive my mother nuts, exercise in my underwear, and sometimes I can be serious.

For the past two Mother’s Days, I’ve made a very special project for myself: handprint art. Our tradition is only two years old, but I know it’s one that will last – and I want to share the instructions on how to make it!

Handprint Art

Gather These Supplies

  • Mod Podge Matte (you can use the Paper version, but you don’t have to)
  • Foam craft brush
  • Craft paint (optional)
  • Scrapbook paper
  • Scissors
  • Canvas – one for each hand

Before you start: this is optional, but if you like, you can paint the canvas with acrylic craft paint and let it dry. You’ll probably need a few coats. Let dry completely before beginning.

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Step 1: Trace your kids’ hands on any paper you can find. Choose your scrapbook paper. I like to use Amy Butler scrapbook paper in coordinating prints.

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Step 2: Trace your kids’ hands onto the paper you chose. Cut them out.

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Step 3: Coat your entire canvas with Mod Podge. Can you tell that my Mod Podge is “loved?

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Step 4: Place your scrapbook paper hand on the canvas. Cover it with Mod Podge.

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Step 5: Add your finishing touches. I like to add a small heart in the palm of each hand with the child’s name and age. I add another coat of Mod Podge to keep it in place.

Step 6: Repeat as necessary with each hand. Let them dry for 24 hours.

This mothers day craft for kids is one that you can treasure year after year - this cute handprint art is a perfect gift idea!

Hang them on your “handprint” wall and see how much your children have grown in just one year! Try not to cry. Thanks for having me Amy! It’s always fun at Mod Podge Rocks!

This mothers day craft for kids is one that you can treasure year after year - this cute handprint art is a perfect gift idea!

Handprint Art

Yield: 1 canvas
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Active Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Difficulty: Easy
Estimated Cost: $5

Learn how to make the cutest handprint art with kids! This canvas is a fun project for a classroom activity or Mother's Day.

Materials

  • Mod Podge Matte
  • Scrapbook paper
  • Canvas - one for each hand

Tools

  • Foam craft brush
  • Scissors
  • Pencil

Instructions

  1. Trace a child's hand on the paper of your choice. Cut out.
  2. Coat a canvas with Mod Podge.
  3. Place the scrapbook paper hand on the canvas. Smooth thoroughly and let dry for 15 - 20 minutes.
  4. Cover the canvas with Mod Podge and let dry.
  5. Add any finishing touches like a heart with the child's name and age.
  6. Repeat as necessary with each hand. Let dry for 24 hours before displaying.

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Sara devito

Thursday 24th of October 2013

I plan on doing this as Chrismas presents to the grandparents, but I wanted to write a personalized message on the canvas as well, can I mod podge over the entire canvas after I have written on it, or will that smear whatever is written? Thank you!

jeannine: waddlee-ah-chaa

Tuesday 4th of June 2013

Thank you for the inspiration. Your canvases are so beautiful. My children put their own artistic spin on their canvas hand prints. Again, thank your for sharing. You rock!

Elly Hughes

Saturday 11th of May 2013

absolutely love this. Going to make this with my grandchildren in the morning to give to their moms for Mother's Day. I've been trying to find something to do with them for my daughters and this is perfect.

Margo

Sunday 5th of May 2013

What a great and meaningful idea!

Unknown

Sunday 13th of May 2012

I just finished the project, it took me a whole 20 minutes for a pricless gift! Were on a tight budget & the canvases were kinda pricey so I just bought an 8 x 20 canvas and put all the kids on one canvas. I love it! Thank you soo much for posting! P.s. it was my first time using mod podge, I loved it!

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