DIY: family hand print art

Mar 28

every parent loves their child’s hand and foot prints. children grow much too quickly so anytime you can capture a precious moment and save it forever – you’ll do it. i especially love anything my kids do with their hand and foot prints. i love to capture that moment in time while they are small. especially those chubby toddler hands.

to capture my family just as we are today, i created this with the help of my kids…

isn’t that sweet?!

recently i found this great piece of family hand print art online and fell in love!…

isn’t that amazing?! i still have plans to create our own version of a family tree using our hands/arms, but that may happen this coming summer or fall. in the meantime, i was itching to put together a fun family art piece using our hands.

then i saw amy’s version over at home happy home


love, love it! simple, easy and cute. and even better – it was something i could do with the kids last week while they were home on spring break.

we love it! i went for lighter colors because i wanted the piece to blend into our decor – and look spring-ish.

i also love that this project cost me = $0! i had all of the supplies on hand.

here is how i made our family hand print art. i chose a silver frame i had in my frame inventory…

and some pretty scrapbook papers…

then, i traced each family members hand…

since our boys are close in age, their hand size is almost the same. to keep from confusing the prints, i added their birth order number to the paper…

here’s our middle guy…


and our daughter – the youngest…


then, i traced mommy and daddy’s hands. i cut out the hand prints, flipped them over to hide any pen/pencil markings, and glued them on the background page…

i wrote our family name and the month/year we did this project. i used pencil to keep it simple – i worried ink might take away from the handprints…


i framed it…

and that was it! super easy and very special!…

i encourage you to do the same with your family…and your family could include anyone – grandparents, aunts, uncles – maybe even pets!

comments +

  1. Amy says:

    Yours looks fantastic! Love those tiny hands! Thanks for sharing.

  2. It's beautiful! What a great project! I really love this! 🙂

  3. Nadia says:

    I so want to do this now thank you for sharing 🙂

  4. What a sweet project. I love everything about it- the sentiment, the cost, and how it captures such a fleeting moment in time. So glad you linked up to Point of View!

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