This is a gift for an adult to make with a young child. It's a poem with a handprint and an optional photo of the baby/preschooler.
What you'll need:
- Small child in play clothing.
- Print out of handprint poem (make extra copies).
- Optional small photo of child.
- Water based paints - finger paints or tempera paints.
- Bowl or something to hold the paint.
- Brush or sponge to apply paint to child's hand.
- Paper towels or some other way to do a quick cleanup!
How to make it:
Here's the poem for you to copy, format and print in your favorite word processor, or you can print out this version :
- Sometimes you get discouraged
Because I am so small
And always leave my fingerprints
On furniture and walls
But every day I'm growing --
I'll be grown some day
And all those tiny handprints
Will surely fade away
So here's a little handprint
Just so you can recall
Exactly how my fingers looked
When I was very small
Put a date here
Love, put child's name here
What to do:
- Print the poem (make extra copies).
- Apply the paint to the child's hand, then press their hand to the paper near the poem. This might take several attempts to get a good print, patience is the key.
- Clean that little hand, before you get handprinted, too!
- Personalize with the date and name (if it isn't already).
- Let dry, then glue on a photo, if desired.