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Baby Handprint Crafts

Baby handprint crafts are the quintessential baby craft and you absolutely must do at least one project featuring your baby's hand before they grow up! Trust, me you'll kick yourself if you miss out, there is nothing more precious to mark growth than a wee baby handprint or impression. Many of these projects below are ideal for those of us who say "I'm not crafty" too, so don't be scared, jump right in!

In fact, one of the only surviving piece of art I have from my own childhood (thanks to an unfortunate basement flood one winter) are my hands stamped in blue one a piece of construction paper. Sadly, the paper was not acid free and the paint was not colorfast, so it is slowly deteriorating. Use the tips and instructions in these wonderful projects to make sure your keepsakes last!

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Baby Handprint & Footprint Stepping Stone
Create a cement garden stepping stone using your baby's handprint or footprint. This is a unique way to mark growth of a child, with a new stepping stone for each year with their growing hand or footprints.

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Even More Handprint Crafts
These projects are so simple they don't even need instructions, so here is a whole page full of inspirational pictures to get you started! From traditional crafts like cards and canvas to making fabric gift bags.

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Baby Handprint Wall Ornament
Create this beautiful wall hanging ornament out of polymer clay which bakes hard in your oven and can be painted! This simple project produces stunning results and you'll have a beautiful keepsake that will last!

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Baby Handprint Banner
This simple project is great for creating nursery and playroom decor and the banner can be used as birthday or seasonal decoration! Many variations you can explore with this simple project and your child will love to see his/her artwork hung across a room.

salt dough handprint

Baby Handprints in Salt Dough
Really quick salt dough recipe for making easy air dry clay that is perfect for impressions of baby hands and feet. When completely dried, this salt clay can be painted or use food coloring in your dough for colors.


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