My girls love to do handprint art and I always love to see their little fingers and toes in fun pieces of art.
We had a few rainy days recently and decided to make some Springtime handprint and footprint art to decorate the playroom.
Some of these turned out really cute so hopefully you get ideas to create masterpieces with your little ones. I absolutely love turning these little art projects into cards for the Grandparents and these Springtime handprints would be perfect cards to send to Grandma and Grandpa for Easter!
My girls especially love the footprint art and there is nothing better then the torrent of giggles that come from painting the bottom of little feet. So fun!
Four Leaf Clover Handprint – this is a really basic one- just four handprints facing in or facing out to make your clover!
Chick Foot print– oh goodness do my girls love footprint art! This is just a footprint and I painted the bottom of the foot yellow and then no paint on the toes. I added two V shapes for chick feet and then a beak and two eyes. Cute for Easter!
Footprint Carrot- this one I painted the toes green and then the foot orange to make a carrot! I added little stripes in the same orange color and filled in a little of the arch of the foot.
Sunshine! This one I might make again as a canvas for the playroom. I love the bright yellow color. I painted just the fingers of one hand yellow and then had my little one stamp her hand down in a circle shape. I drew a circle in the middle of the page before she started and we just aimed her palm for the circle each time to make the fingers (or rays of sunshine) uniform all the way around. I added a smiley face with a Sharpie.
Dr Seuss Handprint- these little fishes are cute on their own but we have One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish from Dr Seuss so we made the little fish to go with the book. Perfect for Dr Seuss’ birthday on March 2nd! Try to keep the thumb close to the palm so it looks like a little fin on top. Ours were spaced a tiny bit too high.
Birds and leaves with fingerprints- I love this one too and it was the favorite of my 6 year old. I just painted the simple start of a tree with branches on the page. She used her thumbprint to stamp down and create birds. I added in eyes and a beak with Sharpies. Then she made leaves on the branches with her pointer finger and I painted in little V shapes to represent grass. She used her pinky finger to stamp in circles and make flowers.
We had a tiny smear situation with the paint so we made a few falling leaves to cover that up :).
Ladybug Footprint Art- this was also pretty easy- just paint the heel black and the rest of the foot red. I added legs (do ladybugs have 4 or 6? I think mine is missing 2 legs) and spots and we did google eyes which the girls thought was a riot.
My 4 year old loves the Ladybug Girl series of books so that is a great one to read when you do these.
Butterfly Handprint Art- there are lots of ways to make butterflies with hands as the wings. I think it looks cuter with hands as the wings and then draw in the body of the Butterfly. My little girl really wanted to make a Dragon Fly specifically so we used her foot as the body and added googley eyes. Very cute 🙂
Robin Handprint Art- this was easy and I just did a handprint in blue. I used Sharpies to color in eyes and a beak and brown paint to make a nest. I also used a different shade of blue to (try) and create a wing.
Bunny Handprint Art- For this one I just did white paint on the palm and two fingers to make a bunny face and ears. I didn’t think this one turned out as well but the girls got a kick out of it and it is cute for Easter.
I hope you will consider following my Pinterest Board with craft ideas for kids for lots more fun projects!