Cute Handprint Art Ideas

Those tiny hands with chubby little fingers won't stay that way forever. That's one of the bittersweet things that moms quickly notice. Remember your kids' hands just as they are right now by making some handprint art together.

handprint art ideas

Handprint art can be adapted to any holiday or occasion, but you don't need a special reason to create with your hands. Making art is just plain fun.

You'll love filling your memory boxes and scrapbooks with these fun handprint art ideas for kids. You'll find superheroes, handprint animals, handprint gifts for Mom and Dad, and so much more. Remember to use washable, non-toxic paint when crafting with littles. It's messy, but it's so worth it!

Check out these family handprint art ideas too!

Handprint Art from Messy Little Monster

We have loads of fun handprint art ideas for kids right here at Messy Little Monster. From handprints that look just like Dad to cute ornaments to hang on the tree, you'll love these sweet handprint projects.

handprint art

Father's Day Handprint Art

Tots and preschoolers will have such fun making their handprints look like Dad in this Father's Day Handprint Art activity! Not only is this a fun Father's Day gift, but it's a terrific way to celebrate Dad on his birthday and for other occasions throughout the year.

Father's Day Handprint art

Clay Baby Handprint Ornament

Celebrate baby's first Christmas with an adorable Clay Baby Handprint Ornament! What a sweet way to preserve those little handprints and enjoy them every Christmas to come. You can also use this idea with toddlers and preschoolers; they'll love making handmade ornaments for the tree.

Baby Ornament Handprint Art

Salt Dough Handprint Bowl Keepsake

Our Salt Dough Handprint Bowl Keepsake is such a treasure for moms, grandmas, and even teachers. Each time you put your jewellery, change, or keys in the bowl, you'll smile thinking of the child whose cute handprint helped make it for you.

Salt Dough Handprint Art Bowl Keepsake

The Incredibles Superhero Handprint Art

Do your kids love The Incredibles? So do we! You'll have so much fun making your favourite superhero family with our cute Incredibles Superhero Handprint Craft.

The incredibles superhero handprint art

Spiderman Handprint Craft

Marvel fans are going to love our Handprint Spiderman craft. Use this idea to make something fun for your child's room, like a canvas for the wall, or a photo frame for a shelf. While you're at it, make this Hulk Handprint craft, too.

Spiderman superhero handprint art

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Handprint Craft

Use those handprints for Turtle Power! Our Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Handprint Craft is super fun and cute, and it's an excellent craft for boys especially. You can turn these handprints into a lovely card for someone, or create some Superhero Coasters for Dad on Father's Day.

Turtles superhero handprint art

Batman Handprint Craft

Let your little superhero make this cool Batman Handprint craft! It would make a super card for Father's Day.

Batman superhero handprint art

Handprint Giraffe Art

If you'd like to make some charming nursery decor with your toddler or preschooler, take a look at our Handprint Animal Canvases. The giraffe is perfect for a room that's done in a safari theme.

Giraffe handprint art

Cow Handprint Craft

Keeping with the animal theme, how cute is this cow handprint. This would be so much fun to make as part of a farm theme or after a visit to see some cows. 

cow handprint craft

Handprint Poem

Sometimes less is more! How about making a simple handprint to display alongside a handprint poem printable! These handprint poems make great gifts for family.

handprint poem printable

Family Salt Dough Handprint

Get the whole family together to make a salt dough family handprint. This makes such an adorable keepsake that you will want to treasure forever.

Salt dough family handprint art

Penguin Handprint Art

If you have any salt dough left over have a go at making this adorable penguin handprint. This would look equally as adorable printed onto card or a canvas too!

penguin handprint art

More Fun Handprint Art Ideas

Looking for even more handprint ideas? Check out the creative projects below. You'll find lots of ways to turn your child's handprints into treasured keepsakes.

handprint art ideas for kids

Handprint Rainbow Painting

Let kids explore colour blending and mixing in a really hands-on way with this gorgeous Handprint Rainbow Painting from Kids Craft Room.  This colourful craft is a great choice for spring, summer, St. Patrick's Day, or anytime you'd like to add a little colour and cheer to your home.

rainbow handprint art

Handprint Alphabet

Create a unique craft for each letter in the alphabet with this super fun Handprint Alphabet activity from The Best Ideas for Kids. A is for apple, B is for bee, C is for cow—you get the idea. You'll find examples of each animal or thing in the post, so it's easy to recreate these with your kids. It's a wonderful craft for kids who are learning their letters. Work through one each week!

abc alphabet handprint art

Mother's Day Handprint Card

Show Mom just how special she is with a handprint card that looks just like her! These Mother's Day Handprint Cards from Non-Toy Gifts are just adorable. You could also make one for Mom's birthday or anytime you want to show her how special she is.

Mother's Day handprint art

Chicken Handprint Art

If you're studying farm animals, you have to make this cute Handprint Chicken Art by The Inspiration Edit! You could also use this general idea to make a handprint turkey for Thanksgiving.

Chicken handprint art

Seasons Handprint Art

This Seasons Handprint Art by Babies to Bookworms is a beautiful way to mark the beginning of each season. You can create them all at once with the kids or piece by piece as you enter each season. It'll make a beautiful art display in your home.

Seasons handprint art

Fox in Socks Canvas

Make these Fox in Socks Handprint Canvases by The Inspiration Edit in honor of Dr. Seuss Day. This craft is a wonderful extension of the popular Fox in Socks book, so it's a great activity for the classroom as well as at home.

fox in socks handprint art

Spring Chick Handprint Craft

Peep, peep! When spring is in the air, make these sweet little Spring Chick handprints from Kids Activities Blog to celebrate. You could turn these into a cute Easter card to send to grandparents.

spring chick handprint art

Dinosaur Handprint Art

Any dino-loving kid will have a blast making this Dinosaur Handprint Art by Simple Everyday Mom. This activity would make a fun addition to a dinosaur unit study or after a trip to a dino museum or park.

dinosaur handprint art

Elephant Handprint Art

Looking for a family project? This Elephant Handprint Art from Rainy Day Mum is perfect! Create a mom, dad, and baby elephants, or whatever your family looks like. Make this craft as part of a jungle theme.

elephant handprint art

Handprint Pop Art

Made in the style of Andy Warhol, this Handprint Pop Art from Red Ted Art is an excellent activity for art class at school or home. If making this at home, it would make a wonderful Mommy and Me or Daddy and Me activity where the parent's handprint is the larger one, with the child's handprint being the painted one.

handprint pop art

4th of July Handprint Art

Our American friends will enjoy this 4th of July Handprint Art from Artsy Craftsy Mom. You'll learn how to make Uncle Sam and a bald eagle—two classic American icons.

4th of July handprint art

Franz Marc Expressionist Handprint Art

Inspired by Franz Marc's Blue Horse paintings, this Expressionist Handprint Art by Pink Stripey Socks combines colours, emotions, handprints, and animals. Use the opportunity to talk about how specific colours make you feel.

horse handprint art

Handprint Earth Day Art

It's so important that we teach our children from a young age to take care of the earth. This lovely Handprint Earth Day Art from Non-Toy Gifts really reinforces that concept by showing that the earth is in our hands.

Earth day handprint art

Handprint Doily Craft

This Handprint Doily Craft from Preschool Toolkit combines a handprint craft and a lacing activity. This gives kids plenty of fine motor practice while making a keepsake their parents or grandparents will love.

paper doily handprint art

Camping Handprint Art

Nothing is better than a warm campfire when you and your family are enjoying the outdoors. Create a keepsake to remember your adventure with this beautiful Campfire Handprint Craft with fingerprint fireflies by Fun Handprint Art.

camping handprint art

Leprechaun Handprint Art

When St. Patrick's Day comes around, make a cute Leprechaun handprint like this one from Coffee and Carpool to bring a little luck into your life.

leprechaun handprint art

What's your favourite piece of Handprint Art in this list?

handprint craft ideas for kids

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