I may be a little obsessed with hand print art. There is just something about seeing my sweet little ones’s hand prints hanging on my wall that make me smile. I did a whole series of hand print art for Christmas that I proudly display across my piano and I was so sad when I had to finally put it away. I wanted something to hang for Easter and came up with these darling little bunnies. They were really easy to make, well as easy as painting a toddler’s hand ever is, and they turned out so cute!
You will need:
- a colored canvas or a white canvas and paint
- white paint
- sponge brush
- pink paint
- a black marker
- wet wipes
I usually sit with my toddler in my lap and the canvas on the floor in front of us. I use a sponge brush to paint her hand completely white and then press it down onto the canvas. The trickiest part about this hand print art is that you need the fingers separated vulcan style. I used both hands and held her two fingers together on each side.
After the white hand prints dry completely, take a small dab of pink paint and make a triangle in the center of the palm. Fill in the gap between the two fingers with pink for the years. Set aside to dry again.
After the pink has dried add eyes, a mouth and whiskers with a sharpie.
I am going to be very sad the day my girls are too big for hand print art, so I am going to enjoy it every holiday while I can!
Masshole Mommy says
That is such a cute idea. I bet my parents would love some of these made by my boys.
Michele Katsaris says
SO CUTE! I want to try this and I don't even have kids haha xx http://www.felinebykatsaris.com
Heather Lawrence says
Aww! Those are adorable! Sharing this with my day home friends. One family is expecting their third so this would be so sweet with all of the kids hands together.
Fatima Lora says
These are too cute! I would've never thought about making hand-print bunnies. I'll try it with my toddler today when he wakes up from his nap he loves painting so this should be fun for him. Thank you for sharing!
ana de jesus says
Aw your bunny print art is so cute and simple to make. Aw yes children grow up too quickly!
These are adorable…. Im thinking they would be a perfect gift for some grandparents I know!
That is way TOO cute!! That is definitely something you'll want to display every Easter!
Jenn @ BecauseImCheap says
Super cute craft! I love activities that kids can do together like this 🙂
This is such an adorable idea for a keep sake for the holidays! I wish I had done this when my girls were little!
Brittany Lockwood says
I love hand print art! It's so cute. I've never thought about making hand print bunnies, such a great idea for Easter!
That is so cute. I have so many handprint projects from my kids. I love that you put it on canvas.
Veronica Pototska says
This is so creative! Who could ever imagine that hands could also be bunnies! Love this idea
Tanya @ Moms Small Victories says
I love making handprint and fingerprint art with the kids. This would be perfect for Easter cards to give their grandparents. Pinning to my Easter board.
This is such a cute idea! I have wanted to do some more canvas type art with my kids, I think it is a great memory to have 🙂
Laura - Eye Candy Creative Studio says
this is such a sweet craft to make with your kids. Savor it now as they get big so fast but you will always have these 😉
Koninika Patel says
These are so adorable and creative. You have a wonderful sense of art in your work. I like the colors and themes in your work. Do you have an etsy shop ?
Tough Cookie Mommy says
Handprint art is such a fun and creative way to make memories with your children. I would love to do this every year with my boys to compare how their hands grow from year to year.
Eileen Kelly says
I am loving all the wonderful ideas I get from amazing websites.My sis is a single mom and I have take care of my niece while she is at work a lot. I have been trying to get an Easter craft for my sister. This is it! She will love it and an always memory of these days! Pinned for me to use next week
Stacey D says
This is so adorable! I used to do lots of hand print art work with my kiddos when they were little. Great memories!
What an adorable idea! I wish I had done more hand print art work when my kids were little. On a canvas, this is a great craft for kids.
I really love these – it's so sweet to have art with children's hand prints, especially because they grow up so fast. Thank you for sharing this sweet idea 🙂