At momstown, we are experts at creating beautiful keepsakes crafts at our Baby Basics Program. Handprint crafts are adorable and moms love to capture those tiny fingers at every stage!
The issue with handprints is babies just love holding their tiny (and curiously strong) fists closed as soon a drop of paint touches them! We've all tried to pry those little fingers open and sometimes it's just end up as blob of paint that doesn't even come close to resembling a handprint.
Here are some tips for getting those little handprints perfect every time:
1) Use a wipeable surface – Eventually you will get that hand print even if it's not perfect! Plates are great for that! You can attempt the hand print over and over until you get one that comes close to resembling a hand.
2)Wait till baby is sleeping – Babies are pretty heavy sleepers and getting that handprint while they sleep is a great option!
3) Trace the hand – When push comes to shove and you need the handprint to turn out the first time (like T shirt, etc.) you've gotta cheat a little. Trace the baby's hand so you still get the size of their hand to capture the moment in time. Then dip the traced hand print in the paint and Voila! This is also a good idea if using something that typically stains the fingers like acrylic paint.
4) If all else fails, resort to the feet – Footprints are MUCH easier and just as cute!
Read more of momstown Edmonton's great ideas and crafts on their blog.