Hand print crafts are simple and fun to do with little ones. Not only that, but if you keep a few, over the years they become precious keepsakes that show you just how much they’ve grown.
I just had to try a few more hand print crafts after the ones we did for Thanksgiving… So I decided we’d make hand print wreaths.
I debated about making the wreaths all in green and then gluing red berries or bows to them once they were made. But I opted to use red and green paper so I could work on simple patterns with the toddler while we crafted.
First I traced the preschooler’s hands. I stacked the paper up and cut out a bunch or red and green hand prints at one time. I cut the inner circle out of a paper plate and showed her how to glue them on. At 4 she is pretty good at patterns, so I let her go to town while I traced and cut out hand prints for the 2 1/2 year old’s wreath.I could barely keep up with the little guy as he grabbed little hand prints to add to his wreath!
I guess I should have explained what a wreath was a little bit more… Peanut decided it must be some kind of fancy Christmas hat. (Pretty creative, I thought. And it does actually make a cute hat!)
Just when I thought they couldn’t be any funnier with the wreaths, we had a lion show up!
Any craft a kid can play with and be creative with afterward gets points in my book!
The wreaths did make it to the doors, but they are hanging on the door knobs, where they can be easily accessed should there be a need for a fancy hat or lion’s mane in the future.
I’ll be sharing another hand print craft very soon…
Have you done any hand print crafts?