Perfect for valentines day, mothers day, fathers day and more! This handprint lovebird card is so sweet and easy to make and Is a great home made card for a variety of occasions
Here’s what we used
Paper and card
Eye stickers/googly eyes
How to make our handprint lovebird card.
First start by painting your little one’s hand and then printing it down onto a piece of paper before putting it aside to dry.
Once the hand print is dry cut it out and glue it on to the front of a folded card.
Cut out a heart shaped wing and glue it onto the handprint bird.
Give the little love bird an eye and a beak.
Next take a marker and draw on two little bird legs.
Depending on the size of the child’s hand there may be a small gap left, if so fill in it with a cut out heart shape and finish off by adding a personalised message to the front. Once dry your card is ready to gift, my little girl loved making these for her friends!
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 know, I know.. ANOTHER Christmas tree craft in may! Like I have said before though, if I don’t get the ideas down whilst there fresh I’ll have forgotten them by December! How adorable is this little fingerprint Christmas tree craft though? I came up with the idea for them whilst making our embellished Christmas tree and fingerprint apple tree. It’s sort of a mix of the two. I’m so in love with them, personally I think Christmas isn’t Christmas without all the kids crafty bits and Bob’s. They’re so simple and easy to make too so are fab for toddler groups and preschools!
What we used.
Green and yellow card
Cardboard tube (if you use tp roll you will need to make smaller trees. we used the tube from inside of a silver foil roll and then cut it down to length)
How to make our cute fingerprint Christmas tree craft
Take your piece of card and fold it in half. Draw a curve starting in the bottom right corner going up to just past the halfway line of your fold. Your curve should look like a quarter of a circle.
Cut out your shape and fold it in half at the point trim of any excess so that your curve is even all the way around.
Open your shape up and you should see four equal sections. Now for the fun part, cover three sections of your tree in little ones brightly coloured fingerprints. Put your tree aside to dry.
Whilst your tree is drying, take your tube and cover it in brown paint to make your trunk. Then put your trunk aside to dry too.
Once your tree is dry, optionally take your marker pens and add some swirly lines to join up your fingerprint fairy lights.
Now take your glue and cover your undecorated section with it. Pull your glued triangle round and stick in place on the back of your other end triangle to make a pyramid shaped cone.
Cut out a star and add it to the top of your tree. Then, finish off by balancing your tree on top of your trunk! Aren’t they just the sweetest? A perfect keepsake to look back at year after year!