First Time Mom and Losing It: DIY Daddy and Daughter Hand Print Artwork & #Printable

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

DIY Daddy and Daughter Hand Print Artwork & #Printable


I wanted to make something cute to place on the wall of my daughter's room. Since she is such a daddy's little girl I decided to scour Pinterest for some ideas. I came up with this pin which is beautiful but I knew I could do it myself. If you don't want to do it yourself you can definitely check out the website attached to the pin.

This is my version:
  • white acrylic paint
  • black acrylic paint
  • several sheets of card stock
  • printer
  • picture frame
  • foam brush
  • black marker
  • printable
  1. Take parent's hand and using black paint and foam brush, paint entire palm and fingers. Place hand on card stock and gently press each finger and palm onto card stock. You want to make sure you press from the very tips of the fingers all the way down to where the wrist is. You don't want to go too thick with the paint because you want to see some of the lines and wrinkles. In anticipation of not getting my daughter's print the first time I had my husband make several prints on different sheets. I think we did a total of four prints. 
  2. Let air dry completely. I let mine dry over night but a few hours should be plenty. 
  3. Take baby's hand and paint with the white paint using a clean foam brush. Carefully hover hand inside parent's palm print. You want to center it as much as possible. Press down gently like above. It took us a couple of times to get it just right. 
  4. Let air dry completely.
  5. Using card stock print out printable. To print the printable: Click on the link, Download, then Direct Download. Save onto your computer where you can easily find it. Then Open the file, press File.. Print and pick the Actual size option.
  6. Using a marker print the names your want, Daddy and Me, Daddy and Name of Child, etc.
  7. Using double stick tape, tape title to artwork.
  8. Place inside frame and hang! 
If you create one of these I would love to see it! Please add your link in the comments :) 


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35 comments:

  1. This is so cute! I wish we could do one like this on our next baby.

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  2. This Is So Adorable Must Do With The Kids Daddy Wil lLove Thanks!

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  3. How precious! I wish I'd done something like this when my girls were younger. I'll have to suggest it to my sister. Her little ones are still little :)

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  4. This is such a cute idea. Mine are older now but I still think it would make a neat gift for his mom. thank you for sharing

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  5. I love this! I am going to Michael's tomorrow to get all of the supplies!

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  6. I am a SUCKER for handprints crafts!!! I already pinned this and will be doing it. I saw one similar for Christmas but it was all the kids hands inside from biggest to smallest. Thanks for sharing!

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  7. So sweet! Love it! I want to do this for father's day.

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  8. Beautiful--- I Did a hand print with me & my son and then daughter & Daddy in their scrapbooks =D I like the frame!

    You could always do her and print every year on a paper then cut out and place on top of each other.

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  9. How cute. I want to do something like that wit my daughters.

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  10. This is very cute to do...and makes a lovely memory. Having it framed and hung on the wall is a beautiful thought!

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  11. This is adorable! I'm sharing this with my SIL, she's currently looking for hand print art ideas ;)

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  12. I love anything with baby handprints. This is a unique and fun idea. I really love it.

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  13. This is great and a sweet activity for Dad and lil girl.

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  14. I'm amazed you were able to do this with a baby! I don't think my son would sit still enough.

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  15. What a great idea! She'll treasure it!

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  16. So cute! great father's day present!

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  17. That is a perfectly wonderful craft. I'd like to do that with my granddaughter!

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  18. This is so cute! I think we'll have to make something like this with my two boys!

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  19. That's super cute! I'll have to do that with my littles! :)

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  20. This is really a good idea.. It is a very cute idea!

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  21. Super cute! Hopefully we can do something like this when Baby J and I visit his dad next month.

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  22. This is a cute idea, and super easy! Thank you for sharing.

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  23. I totally want to do it myself, it's so personable this way. I can hardly wait for hubby to come back home and do fun stuff like this with our daughter. Thanks for the tip, it's so cute.

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  24. I'm back today to pin it. I think this would be an awesome Father's Day present!

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  25. That's such a cute souvenir. Such a lovely gift idea too.

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  26. What a great idea! This would be so fun to do for Father's Day! Thanks for sharing :)

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  27. This is very beautiful and a fun art project to do. I have to say it's frame-able too

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  28. What an adorable idea, to keep forever!

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  29. My mom sent me something like this on FB the other day, except it was more like the cross-stitched one in your other post. I told her it was cute, but mine and my husband's hands would be overlapping because he has small hands for a man. lol

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