Paper Handprints Keepsake Father’s Day Gift (Learn & Link W/ Linky)



This Father’s Day we decided to make a fun craft for my husband’s desk. It only took about an hour to make, the longest was was trying to get a baby to keep her hand still while I traced it!  My kids and I all participated in making it and I did not have to buy a thing!

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Cardstock (various colors)

Glue stick, scissors, fin point markers

Picture frame


My kids chose what color cardstock they wanted to use for their hand cut out. Then I traced all of their hands including my own. Then I cut them all out and made sure there were not marks from the marker where I traced. Then I cut out the size of what the inside of the picture frame is so that this piece would be what we would glue to.

father's day handprint materials

I started with my hand on the bottom (yellow) then with my 5 kids hand cut outs oldest on the bottom and the baby on the top gluing them on top of each other, staggering them so that the one below it was not fully covered.

fathers day handprint glue

The with a fine point marker the kids that can write their names wrote them on their hands, I wrote the 2 little ones on their hands. Then the 3 oldest took part in writing a sweet message on the baby’s hand cut out — we (heart) you.  At the top I wrote Happy Father’s Day 2014

fathers day hand craft 

Then added it inside the picture frame. In our homeschool group we have a freebie table and last year someone put out 2 white picture frames by Ikea still in the package, I snagged them. Glad I did! I added the hand cut out craft inside the picture frame!  My kids cannot wait to give it to him Sunday, hopefully he does not see this post before then! 


What about your kids, are they making their dad a Father’s Day gift? If not this one is super easy to do! 


Do you have an educational post? Could be homeschool related or not (no giveaways please). Crafts, recipes, summer fun, etc. are welcomed! 

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  1. This is such a cute gift! I love how you put the handprints together, so you can see the difference in the various children’s hands. This will make a great gift for a special daddy!

  2. Such a beautiful gift for Father’s Day! Love little handprints!

  3. This is such a super cute idea! My kids would love to do something like this. I need to go dig out the construction paper! Thanks for sharing.

  4. What a great Father’s Day idea for the whole family! I’d frame it!

  5. Oh!! That is such a special idea. I love all projects using feet/handprints!

  6. Very cool Idea!

  7. That is an awesome gift idea! I am sure any dad would love to get something like that πŸ™‚

  8. My husband love receiving handmade gifts like this. This is definitely a cute idea.

  9. This is a truly wonderful gift idea. I love the nesting of the hands it makes you feel like a happy family loves together πŸ™‚ Great job!

  10. What a cute idea! I think this would be nice even if you have older kids who think this kind of gift is too young for them

  11. What a cute keepsake! I love how adorable it turned out. Will have to try this with my 4 kiddos!

  12. That simply adorable. Also it’s easy to make. A keepsake!

  13. How adorable. I cannot wait until the day that Matt and I have children and they are able to make us heart warming gifts for Mothers & Fathers Day!

  14. Aw, that’s such a great idea for a handmade present! Handmade is always the way to go in my opinion πŸ™‚

  15. I think homemade cards and gifts are the best, especially when it turns into a keepsake! Wish I had more from when my kids were little!

  16. This is a very cute twist on a tried and true craft project. I’m helping my Dad sort his tools out this year

  17. Great idea! We have a handprint for each of the kids at various ages, i should make something like this to show them off!

  18. What a cute idea! I’m going to have to do this!

  19. I love this idea. What a wonderful keepsake! I did something similar when my two oldest were little but I put it on a t-shirt.

  20. What a cute idea! I think homemade gifts are truly the best ones!

  21. What a cute Father’s Day gift! We used to do crafts like this for my husband, but the kids are grown now so we just take him out for a family dinner.

  22. What a sweet gift! Bet your husband will be so touched.

  23. I love the easy crafts that are also priceless. THanks for sharing! Love this.

  24. Maria Oller says:

    Such a lovely idea I seen something similar in pinterest but made with paint, this one is way easier and not so messy

  25. That is adorable!!! Something to cherish for a lifetime!!

  26. Oh my goodness! TI love it! This is the cutest gift ever and I know Dad will love it too! So special.
    Have a great weekend! πŸ™‚

  27. This is such a cute idea for Father’s Day! We might make one of these for my husband this year!

  28. This is an adorable craft and a great way to honor dad!! I know your hubby will love this!!!

  29. Such an adorable idea!

  30. Ann Bacciaglia says:

    What a great idea. I loved doing crafts like this when my kids were younger. Handmade cards are the best gift.

  31. Amy Desrosiers says:

    This is a very cute Father’s Day gift idea! I love the different hand sizes.

  32. What a cute craft idea! Terrific now and again in a few years when everyone can compare how much they’ve grown!

  33. Really cute and so inexpensive! Love that it’s something all the kids can participate in, too.

  34. I absolutely love this, my kids and I did something similar last year

  35. Okay, that is such a totally sweet gift idea. I almost just want to do it with all of us, including Hubby as a decoration in the family room. It would be one we would cherish for years

  36. I’ve been looking for a craft to make for Father’s Day. This one is super cute!

  37. Super Cute! I love yours because you have so many hands!

  38. Such a personal and heart warming gift idea. Not to mention little hands are so cute.

  39. I love this! Handprint and footprint crafts are my favorites!

  40. I’m pinning this one. I saw in on Twitter this morning and said I was gonna when I got to your blog today. πŸ™‚

  41. This is so cute! Love all of those different sized hands.

  42. That is really cute! There are only 3 of us in this family total, so ours would look pretty lame compared to yours. πŸ˜‰

  43. This is a really lovely gift idea for the father! I’m sure every father can apreciate this. Adorable!

  44. We are definitely making this this year. So cute and so easy and so fast (a necessity when one didn’t have time to do anything else because the recipient was on vacation all week and I didn’t think ahead to make something earlier).
    Thanks for sharing.

  45. This is a super cute and easy craft. LOVE IT!

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