Kids Handprint Project on Wood

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With Mother’s Day around the corner, I wanted to do an easy project to preserve my kids small little hands that I could look back on! With six little hands, I know that they won’t be little for long!

I purchased all of my supplies at Walmart, including some handcrafted Hallmark Signature Mother’s Day cards for their grandmothers!

In this digital age, the art of sending a physical card often gets lost. I think that giving a physical Mother’s Day cards offer an opportunity for creativity and reflection and shows a lot of heart and effort! I love it when my kids pick out Mother’s Day cards for me and sign their name inside – it melts my heart that they took the time to pick it out and creatively write/draw inside! Pairing a beautiful Hallmark card with this easy DIY gift idea is sure to be a hit with that special mom in your life.

Supplies for Creating DIY Kids Handprint Art on Wood

rustic wood pallets (can be found pre-made at Walmart)
white acrylic paint
clear acrylic coat to protect the prints
foam paint brush
vinyl cutter (or you can use a paint pen if you trust your own handwriting skills)

Directions for DIY Kids Handprint Art on Wood

Step 1 | Clean Hands

Clean off little hands and make sure they are clear of any grime!

kids handprint project on wood

Step 2 | Pour and Paint On

Pour the paint into a paper plate. I recommend painting on the paint rather than dipping to make sure you get the paint on it.

kids handprint project on wood

Step 3 | Press Their Hands On Wood

Slowly press their hands down on the wood. Make sure you lift their hands carefully so you don’t smudge the handprint. This might be hard if your surface is rough like mine, so make sure you press down for at least five seconds with a little bit of pressure.

kids handprint project on wood

This might be hard if you have a two year old as well when you tell them to spread their fingers! You might practice on paper.

kids handprint project on wood

Step 4 | Draw On Your Phrase

You can put just about anything – the year, a cute saying, the family name – I wanted to put “let them be little.” Since I didn’t trust my handwriting, I used a cutting machine to make a stencil and paint over it. If you want to try the pen route, check out my other tutorial on how to write on pallet wood with a paint pen.

kids handprint project on wood

Slowly, lift the vinyl once you are done painting over it.

kids handprint project on wood

Step 5 | Clear Coat the Art Project

As a totally optional step, you can add a clear acrylic coat to protect the prints. Let it dry overnight.

Step 6 | Gift the Kids Handprint Project

Now you can either hang it on your wall or gift it to the grandmother in your life! Pair it with a beautiful Hallmark Signature card and you are on your way to the top of their list!

This is a beautiful keepsake that any mother or grandmother would cherish. It can be passed down from generation to generation! Check out additional Mother’s Day inspiration ideas Mother’s Day inspiration at Walmart with Hallmark greeting cards. 

kids handprint project on wood

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let them be little handprint wood art sign



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  1. I have a sealed cutting board that I can putting handprints on. I used kids craft paint and it peeled up. Will an acrylic paint work better? Is that safe to put on kids hands?

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