Family Handprint Canvas

Family Handprint Canvas

Family Handprint Canvas

I love crafts with my kids handprints (and occasionally the dogs too!).  I think its such a neat memory to be able to freeze their handprints in time.  They grow so fast but this allows us to hold onto a piece of them.

This project we did for Father’s Day but it really could be for just about anything.  Father’s Day, Mother’s Day, an anniversary – whatever!  I found this project at Conneticut Working Moms.

Materials Needed:

  • 11×14 canvas
  • Acrylic paints (varied colors)
  • Paint marker
  • Paint brushes

This was a very easy project – it just takes a bit of time as you need to allow each layer to dry before proceeding on with the next.

Family Handprint Canvas

For the first layer I painted the canvas a light green color – you can do this in any color you would like or leave the canvas white.  After painting I placed the canvas out in the sun and let it dry for about twenty minutes.

The next layer required the use of hubby’s hand.  I painted his hand and he made his handprint.  I placed it out to dry again.  Repeat this process until you have a handprint from each family member running for oldest to youngest.

After all of the handprints were completed and dried I used a paint marker to put the words on the canvas.  You can write whatever you would like but I liked the message that I found with the project originally.

This summer I don’t think that I will be posting on a super regular basis.  It’s really hard to find the time to write and have as much fun with the kiddos as I want.  We are constantly on the go or just at home in the pool.

Friday we are headed to North Conway for a long weekend – I can’t wait.  Get ready to hear about our crazy adventures that will range from meeting Thomas at a Day Out with Thomas, going up the Mt. Washington Auto Road, and visiting with some bears at Clark’s Trading Post.

So stay tuned I will have plenty to share – it may just be on the delayed plan 🙂   We are trying to enjoy every warm summer minute we can!


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  1. Margaret Cunningham July 13, 2015
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