Jun 142012
 
 June 14, 2012  crafts, family, Father's Day

Finished Father's Day Hand Print CraftFather’s Day is almost here!  If you are looking for a way to celebrate the special man in your life (and your child’s life!), here is a unique and memorable gift that you can easily make in time for the big day!

*Note to my husband: Don’t keep reading unless you want to spoil the surprise!  Of course, by now you’ve already seen the picture … Oh well 🙂

My husband is a wonderful father to our little Monkey.  He is attentive and thoughtful and will do anything to put a smile on his little boy’s face.  Such an amazing man deserves something special for his big day, even if he is too humble to expect anything.

I knew my husband would love anything made by his little Monkey, and I love the idea of presents that mark the special moments in our child’s life.  He is growing so quickly that I wanted to capture this precious time when he is still our little boy.

So when I ran across this amazing hand print craft, I knew I had found a winner.  (I also love this similar hand print craft, which I will probably do once we have another little monkey running around the house).

The trickiest part, of course, was getting a good hand print from my active toddler.  He loves to have us “draw” his hands, but he is usually so excited that he wiggles a lot, making our drawings at best estimations.  But by a stroke of luck, one day he was in just the right mood and allowed me to do a fairly accurate outline of his precious little hand.Father's Day Hand Print Craft with Monkey

I cut this out and traced it on the back of some wrapping paper.  (Next time I will probably choose a solid color or a small pattern. The wide stripes of this paper made it difficult to get exactly the look I was going for, although I was happy with the final version).

I then glued this wrapping paper hand print onto a piece of poster board I had already trimmed to fit inside a picture frame.  As for the frame, you can go as fancy or simple as you like.  I opted for the simple – let’s call it “classic” – because I didn’t want anything that would detract from what was inside the frame.

I made sure to mark the hand print with the date and later will add my little Monkey’s name.  See how simple?  Now we’re all ready for Father’s Day!

What do you have planned for this Father’s Day?

  12 Responses to “Father’s Day Hand Print Craft”

  1. Lovely idea! We recently did a hand print craft for my husband’s birthday. I posted about it here: http://ziezokenya.blogspot.com/2012/05/bithday-present-for-papa.html

  2. What a sweet idea! Thanks for sharing this at the Kid’s Co-op.

  3. I just love handprint crafts! I usually do the paint ones. This was a good reminder that can trace those cute hands too! And it’s less messy!

    • I am all about less messy crafts! Messy is also fun, but sometimes it’s nice to have a break from it 🙂

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