Baby Hand Print Leaf Craft For Little Ones

Monday mornings can be quite long.  Another mom and I watch 6 babies (including my own baby) in our homeschool group in the nursery while the older kids are in their homeschool classes.  We read books to the babies, blow bubbles and play with toys but after our 5th week I decided to introduce a craft to them.  I must say it was quite interesting because all of these babies are under the age of two and most of them have never experienced paint on their hands. Their faces were priceless. Since it’s now Fall I decided we would make hand print leaves. 


Washable yellow and orange paint

Brown construction paper 

Paint brush


Paper plate


First on a plastic disposable dish I mixed a bit of yellow and orange paint together so that you could see the streaks of both paints giving the paint a bit of a splotchy look.  Then I painted the little one’s hand.  Trying my hardest to get their fingers spread apart and then gently and yet firmly pressing their hand down on the brown construction paper.  I allowed the hand print to completely dry. Once the hand print was dry I used a pencil and free handed the stem of the leaf and the veins of the leaf. 


It was a simple and yet cute little craft to do with the babies. It took longer to clean up than it did to do the craft!  I hung my baby’s leaf hand print up in our homeschool room. It makes a cute keepsake for the moms to keep and/or display for the Fall season! 


Have you done crafts with your little ones before, if so what type of crafts did you make?  I am looking for future suggestions to do with the babies! 

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  1. That is such a cute craft! I LOVE hand crafts with the kids. They are instant keepsakes!

  2. Absolutely adorable. These Leaves would be so simple to make and a keepsake for years to come.

  3. Amy Desrosiers says:

    This is really cute! I know my kiddos would love to recreate it themselves!

  4. Oh my gosh, that’s just adorable. It would make a super cute table runner for the kids’ table at Thanksgiving!

  5. All of these fall crafts make me wish it would be October already! We are in Florida and it is still SO HOT! Very cute idea.

  6. That’s an absolutely adorable idea. I love the ones that incorporate handprints. They’re not just artwork; they’re such keepsakes too.

  7. Aww, this is adorable! I’m going to have to share with my bestfriend who is getting ready to have a new baby. Such a fun idea!

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