Handprint Craft For Kids (No Paint!) ~ Great Gift For Mom, Dad & Grandparents

This handprint craft for kids makes a nice gift idea for moms, dads, and grandparents! We put our finished product in an inexpensive frame so it will be easy to display for years to come. It only cost pennies to make, but the end result is priceless!

kids handprint craft gift idea

Materials Needed:

  • Colored Paper (Solid colors work best for the background and we used patterned papers for the handprints)
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Picture Frame (8×10 size)

Tip: Choose paper colors that will match your home’s decor.


1. Select the background color paper. We chose black. Trim background color paper to fit photo frame.

2. Use a pencil to trace each child’s hand and about 3-5 inches down their wrist. Use a different color/pattern of paper for each child. Carefully cut it out so you have the outline of your child’s hand and wrist.

3. Start with the largest handprint cutout and glue it to your background paper. Trim the paper at the wrist as necessary for it to line up with the bottom of the paper.

Important Tip: Before you use glue, make sure your handprint layout works! Lay out each child’s handprint, one on top of the other, from largest to smallest. Trim handprint outlines as necessary so that they can be arranged to fit on the paper the way you want them. (See finished product example)

4. Glue each child’s handprint (from largest to smallest) one on top of the other. The wrist area of the handprint outline should always line up with the bottom of the paper. You will need to trim the wrist parts of the smaller handprint outlines so that each handprint can be seen. See finished product example.

5. Allow glue to dry and put your finished handprint craft in the frame. Enjoy!

Tip: I wrote the names and ages of the kids on the back of our craft. Years from now, we may not remember when we did this!

Questions on how this craft is done? Please feel free to ask me in the comments below. Tips on how this craft can be done better? I hope you will share your thoughts in the comments below.



  1. That is a very nice personailsed gift!

  2. md kennedy says:

    How beautiful and original! Too late for Mom’s Day for me and my siblings, but Dad would love this for Fathers’ Day.

  3. Janet W. says:

    That is such a nice, sweet gift that would be cherished!

  4. Sandy VanHoey says:

    I would love for my daughter to do this for me of my 3 grandchildren from her, then my other daughter do it for that grandson and my son as well for all my other grandchildren. I could have 3 on a wall with all my grandchildrens handprints. Love it!

  5. Julie Wood says:

    How nice to make a handprint for Mom or Dad or Grandparents. I am going to have my sister and I make these for Father’s Day this year!

  6. This are really nice I like them. They would be great for Mothers and Fathers Day gift from the children. Also could do these for the grandparents also. I do genealogy and these would be cute to make and keep in there too. thanks

  7. What a cute idea I would love to have this for a gift as I’m sure any parent or grandparent would love this for a gift.

  8. samantha s says:

    This is such a beautiful and simple way to really get my little boys handprints without the mess and cleanup! Thank you so much for sharing this wonderful idea because I’m excited for the whole family to do this for father’s day.

  9. For a longer term project, trace the child’s hand every few years then frame it. This would be especially good for an only child.

  10. Robin Wilson says:

    I think this is a really pretty “twist” on hand-print crafts. I think it would be cute to find, or print perhaps, paper that had each child’s name or initial ~ I am going to try and make this with my great-niece for her dad! Thanks, just love this!

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