Craft Trends – Hand Print Art

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By Craft Trends Contributor, Gillian from the blog Dried Figs and Wooden Spools. Check out our Craft Trends board on Pinterest!

When I was little (really little) my kindergarten teacher helped the kids in my class to make the requisite hand print and poem art for our parents and it hung in our house the whole time I was growing up. It’s there now, actually, right along side matching ones for my brother and now my own kids. And that classic handprint piece is always going to be a cherished childhood artifact. But handprints can be so much more than just handprints. So put on your apron, dig out the tempera paint and get ready to paint up some little fingers.

Would you like to have a fish?

Or maybe a lobster?

How about a whole rainbow of hands for a teacher? Butterflies, catterpillers, flowers, you can build a whole garden of handprint art.

Want more ideas? Check out our craft trends pinboard for more handprint art and send us some of your ideas!


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About Gillian

Gillian Grimm lives in Charlottesville, Virginia where she balances writing, cooking and crafts with eight chickens, two kids, a dog, a cat and a husband. As the daughter of a Journalist, she grew up all over the United States, switching schools, towns and newspapers every few years and loved every minute of it! She now works as a freelance writer, primarily in the craft industry but with a few forays into travel writing, narrative non-fiction and educational matters. Gillian was recently published in the literary journal the “The Northville Review”. You can find more of Gillian’s work at “Dried Figs and Wooden Spools”.

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  3. Emily

    Can you use poster paints on t-shirts and then somehow make permanent? Want to make a t-shirt for our teacher with the kids, but am afraid to use fabric paints in school due to safety and liability. Yet don’t know if regular classrom tempera paints can be made permanent to withstand washing…Any suggestions? Thinking I may have to trace hands and use felt to sew on, but it’s not the same or as cute. Many thanks

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