I have such a soft spot kids handprint art. Seeing my babes tiny hands stamped or traced on to paper is one of my very favourite things. I look back so fondly on the tiny handprints of my now 11 year old – so I get as many as I can of my littlest two now.
With spring in the air, we have been clearing out, tidying, and refreshing our home. As I looked at our downstairs room I felt it needed a bit of brightness. It is a nice sunny place, and the place we spend a lot of our indoor time in. The room is always full of busy kids having fun – so I decided we needed some bright art for the walls.
I decided to combine my love of kids handprint art and my need for some new wall art. We kept it nice and simple and stamped handprints in the shape of the letters. So simple, and yet exactly right for that playful space.
To make this kids handprint art:
It really couldn’t be much simpler (which is very much the way we like things around here). First, I found some cute 8×11 frames (a 4 pack for $10 fit my budget nicely). Then, I took construction paper and stamped Sammy’s hand in the shape of each letter. He painted his hand himself … each and every time. Each and every time. I did say it was simple, but I did not say it was quick.
We used a different color for each letter and spelled the word PLAY. A nice bright handprint word that fits our space perfectly. Of course this method would work for any word. It would be very cute for a little ones name to go on a bedroom wall.
This was a great way to brighten a space and keep that space personal, while adding some colorful art.