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5 Spring handprint crafts for kids

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Handprint keepsakes

Spring has sprung, reminding sentimental mommies that your youngster is seemingly growing overnight! Want to capture a moment in your child's growth with a fun and easy crafts for kids? From handprint butterflies to handprint photo blossoms, these five spring handprint crafts for kids are so cute you'll want to keep them forever!

Crafts for kids

1Spring handprint chicks

Once you lay your peepers on these adorable sprint chicks, you'll realize how quickly they will soon grow and leave the nest!

Materials

  • Yellow paint
  • Paper
  • Markers (optional)

Directions

  1. Use a brush or dip your little one's hand in yellow paint.
  2. Place one to three prints of their hand on the paper with their pinky and thumb spread out from their three other fingers.
  3. Once dry, you or your crafty kid can draw or paint eyes, a beak and some wing and feet shapes directly on the handprint for a frame-worthy keepsake.

2Spring handprint card

It's easy to celebrate spring while letting someone know you care with handprint crafts you can give as gifts!

Materials

  • Colored cardstock paper for card and poem background
  • Color printer, spring images from a magazine or recycled wallpaper
  • Glue
  • Scissors

Directions

  1. Fold cardstock in half and have your youngster trace her handprint with pinky-edge of palm touching foldline.
  2. Cut out handprint and open to resemble holding your hands in a book-like fashion.
  3. Print or cut out a spring image and glue on the left side of the inside of the card.
  4. Print out or write a poem or message on a different color of cardstock, cut and glue on the right side of the inside of the card and give to a loved one.

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3Spring handprint butterfly

Talk about a handy craft! This project also works as a handprint bee by simply changing the body and colors.

Materials

  • Paint in colors of choice for wings
  • Paper in color of choice for background
  • Brown or black paper for body of butterfly
  • Sequins, glitter or embellishments of your choice
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Paint brush (optional)

Directions

  1. Dip or brush hand with paint and place handprints on the background paper facing opposite ways for the two wings.
  2. While paint dries, cut out the shape of a butterfly head and body out of construction paper.
  3. Glue body of butterfly in the middle of the handprints on the background paper
  4. Use sequins, glitter, or embellishments of any kind to decorate your butterfly's body, face and wings and you're done!

4Spring handprint sun

This handprint craft will bring you a little sunshine, even when spring showers strike!

Materials

  • Paper plate
  • Yellow construction paper for 10 or more handprint cutouts
  • Yellow paint
  • Paint brush
  • Markers for tracing and creating face
  • Wiggle eyes
  • Scissors
  • Glue

Directions

  1. Paint the back of a paper plate with yellow paint and dry completely.
  2. Help your kiddo create eight to 10 handprint traces onto yellow construction paper and cut.
  3. Once plate is dry, glue handprint cutouts to the non-painted edge of the paper plate, fingers facing out.
  4. Glue on wiggle eyes and use marker to create a sunny smiling face to create a friendly handprint craft.

Browse through our kids activity center for more free springtime activities and crafts for kids! >>

5Spring handprint photo flower

A kids' craft that combines photos and handprints deserves a round of applause!

Materials

  • Paper for background
  • Construction paper for flower in color of your choice
  • Photo of your child
  • Green paint
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Paint brush (optional)

Directions

  1. Cut the photo of your child into a circle shape to form the center of the flower.
  2. Cut a flower shape from a colored piece of construction paper, slightly bigger than the photo you've cut.
  3. Use green paint to create a stem and your child's hands to form leaves from her little handprint at the base of the stem.
  4. Glue the flower cutout at the top of the stem, followed by the photo of your kiddo in the center for a flower that stays bloomed all year long!

Keep the creativity flowing with more family fun: bring out your inner artist >>

Looking for a way to keep your kids' crafts forever without having them collect dust? Consider scanning or photographing each craft they make and create a photo album or scrap book of their masterpieces over time. You can then recycle the original mementos without the mommy guilt and have something to pass down to your children when they become adults.

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