Tuesday, October 21, 2014


Crafting can be a great way to enjoy time with your kids, and what says 'love' more than capturing your child(ren)'s handprint(s) to create truly personal mementos?  But how do you decide what method is most appropriate for your child(ren)'s age range and abilities?  Here are two of our favorite ideas that can work for any age:

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Stepping Stones:  There are many stepping stone kits that can be used to capture handprints or footprints; they're perfect for the yard or garden and make beautiful gifts!  All instructions are included and the craft does not require a long attention span, though some kits offer mosaic tiles that the child can place onto the stone along with their print, if desired.

Paint Print Stack: Using white card stock and several different color acrylic paints, capture your whole family's handprints, one inside the other!  Start with a dark color paint for the family member with the largest hand, allow that print to dry. Then, use a light color paint and the next size down hand and carefully align that print with the first print.  Continue alternating dark and light paint until all prints are captured (works best with five or fewer prints).  Makes a beautiful wall-
hanging and keepsake framed with a simple matte!

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