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Fingerpaint Handprint Card

A few weeks ago (well over a month ago already) it was my mom’s and my mother-in-law’s birthday. Their birthdays even happen to be on the same day! I wanted to make something special for each of them with my 8 month old son. Art, however, can be tricky with a baby. This craft is a little messy, but well worth it!

To make this fun and colorful card, start with painters tape. I like the green frog tape the best. I have found that masking tape is too sticky and will take off part of the card stock when you take the tape off. Stick a few rows of tape together and trace and cut out your pattern. I used my son’s hand-print, but you could use other patterns too.

Next, place it on the card stock.

Then, let your child add some color! (Toddler tip: If your child still likes to put everything in their mouth, have them suck on a pacifier while they paint)

Then, when the paint is dry, peel off the tape and decorate as you wish.

The nice thing about this craft is that the possibilities are endless! Here’s the inside of the card Micah made for my Mom. This would be great for Mother’s Day!

Happy Micah. Happy Grandma. Happy Mama. Mission accomplished!

Nikki Stenson

I am a wife to my husband, Matt and a Mom to my son, Micah. I live a simple life and eat a lot of oatmeal.

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