This adorable hand print robin craft makes a lovely little keepsake and looks gorgeous on the front of a card!
Aren’t Robins just the cutest little birds? They always remind of my late Granny who was completely obsessed with them. She owned loads of different little Robin decorations and would sit in her chair by her French doors and watch them through the glass. They always seemed to bring her so much joy and now whenever I spot one out the window I think of her. My son never got to meet her as she passed away when i was in my teens at the good old age of 98! We talk about her from time to time though, when he see’s a picture of her or asks about the little robin that we put on the tree. He loves to hear all about his family and i love that he wants to know more!
Here’s what we used
White and Coloured Card
1) forward facing robin
Take your brown paper and cut out a round egg shape for the robin’s body. Draw around little one’s hands and if need be help them to cut them out. Glue the hands either side on the back of your egg shaped body.
Cut out a smaller egg shape for the Robin’s red belly and glue it at the bottom of the body. Now give your Robin a beak and some eyes – we just cut out two white circles and used a black marker to draw on the details.
Finish off this adorable hand print Robin craft by using your marker to draw on two little legs and feet!
2) Flying hand print robin
Cut out a round egg shape for the Robin’s body. Then draw around little ones hand and help them cut out the hand print if necessary. Glue the handprint to the back of the body on one side as you can see above.
Cut out a smaller egg shape for the Robin’s belly and glue it inline with the opposite side of the Robin’s belly. Then give your Robin an eye and a triangle beak.
Draw on two curved lines for the legs and some little lines for the feet and your hand print robin is finished!
I absolutely love this cute hand print jellyfish craft. We made these to go on my sons door, which with all of the fun ocean crafts that we have been making lately is turning into something of an ocean display board. These little jellyfish look so cute and the best part is they’re super simple and easy so they’re perfect for preschool aged children to make aswell as older kids.
Here’s what we used.
How to make our cute HAND PRINT jellyfish craft.
First we start off with the fun part! Take your paints and paint little ones hands in your chosen colours. Print the hand prints down with fingers spread apart and then put aside to dry.
Once dry, take your markers and draw several squigly lines down from between the four fingers to make the jellyfish tentacles. If your marker is thin you may need to go over the tentacles to thicken them up.
Optionally finish off by giving your jellyfish some eyes. We used eye stickers but if you dont have these you could simply cut some out of paper and use your markers to draw on the details. Aren’t they just the cutest?!
After a few days off crafting we’re back again with yet another ocean themed craft! How adorable are these cake liner hand print hermit crabs? We’ve been watching a lot of national geographic documentaries lately and my little guy’s fascination with all things under the sea has grown even more than before. Which is exactly why you may have noticed a sudden influx of ocean themed crafts! We like to use these little crafts as a fun expansion when learning about new creatures. This craft was particularly great as my little guy was able to make his almost all by myself and it was simple enough for me to help my 1yo make!
Here’s what we used
How to make our cake liner HAND PRINT crabs
To make our seaweed background. My little one painted her fingers and the top half of her palm and then we printed all across the bottom. We also added a couple of colored hand prints to make the coral.
To make the crabs body, draw around little ones hands and cut out the hand prints.
Flatten your cupcake cases to make your shells. Then, position your hand prints and cases on your paper before gluing them down.
Finish off by giving each of your crab two eyes. For the crabs facing forward we just stuck the eyes flat and for the ones facing to the side we cut out two red rectangle stalks to stick the eyes on. Don’t these little cake liner hand print hermit crabs just look adorable?!
With my son being off school we’ve been missing our walk to and from. Usually on our walk we can see the sheep that belong to a local farmer. We were talking about those fluffy sheep when my little guy suggested that we should make our own sheep. I’m pretty sure he meant a real one but that’s a little bit beyond my powers! So, instead we came up with this cute fluffy hand print sheep craft. It’s not as good as a real fluffy sheep but it’s still pretty cute!
You will need
White and black card
To start off, draw around your little one’s hand and then cut out the hand print to use as a template.
Draw around your template hand print to make 6 or 7 more (depending on your little ones hand size), then cut them out. We used 7 hand prints including our template one.
Take your glue and stick the palms of your hand prints down together in a circle wreath shape to make the sheep’s fluffy body.
From your black card, cut out the acorn shape of you sheep’s head and then stick it down in the centre of your sheep as you can see in the picture above. Then cut out two long rectangular legs and using your glue, secure them in place on the back of your sheep.
Now give your sheep two eyes, we used eye stickers but if you don’t have these you can simply cut out two white circles and then use a black marker to draw on the details. Next, cut out two small white circles for nostrils and two pink circles to make the rosy cheeks. Glue all of your face pieces down and your super cute hand print sheep is finished!
Did you like this craft? why not check out this roarsome hand print lion!
I’m absolutely in love with this adorable hand print bunny card. Anyone who’s visited the blog already will probably know that i think there is no better keepsake craft than a hand print one. These little hand print bunnies are particularly gorgeous, They look great on cards for Easter or for a birthday and are really very simple to make too!
You will need:
Paint and paintbrush
First you’ll need to make the shape of your bunny’s face. To do this, take your chosen colour of paint and paint the palm of little one’s hand, their index (pointy) finger and their baby finger. Print the hand down onto the paper.
Use a finger or thumb to spot on some pink paint to make the bunny’s twitchy nose.
Give your little bunny two googly eyes. If you’re using ribbon instead of pre-made bows then tie it into a bow now. Glue your bow down at the collar of your bunny.
Take your black pen and draw on some cute whisker spots and a few straight whiskers as shown above. Finish your card by adding your own special message to the front. Isn’t he a cutie!