The Adventure Starts Here: SPD: Father's Day Craft

Thursday, June 20, 2013

SPD: Father's Day Craft

This was Chris' First Father's Day, so in addition to some store bought gifts, I wanted to make a craft for him with Noah.  So I immediately went to Pinterest to get some inspiration.  Enter this super easy handprint craft.  I knew this was right up my alley since I was working with a 7 month old :)

I looked online to see what paint I should use.  It seemed like tempura paint was the recommended kind.  But the craft store guy said that since I was just putting it on paper, fingerpaint was the way to go and easier to wash off Noah's hands.  I would have needed to use tempura paint if I was putting it on something like a shirt that would need to stay on after washing.  

One afternoon when my mom was over, we got to work (she was my photographer).  At first I just tried dipping his hand in the paint, but that got too much paint and didn't create a very clean handprint.  

So we started over, and this time I sat him in his high chair and used one of my makeup sponges to apply a thin layer of pain on his hand.  We did one hand at a time and it turned out pretty well.  

Make sure to have lots of wipes nearby, even with less paint it was VERY messy.  It also helps to have a helper to take away the paper so you don't get it messy before you are able to clean up.  

While the example I found on Pinterest was on construction paper, I used plain white card stock, just used a black sharpie for the writing, and then made it look nicer by putting it in a black frame.  Chris loved it and plans to display it on his desk at work.  

I'm linking up with Steph and Katie for
Saw it. Pinned it. Did it.


  1. This is too cute for words!

  2. Super cute! I love messy fun!

  3. Love this! And Noah actually looks like he really didn't mind it in which Drew would have spazed out at that age!!

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  4. How cute! I have seen this floating around and it is so adorable. What a great first father's day gift. Visiting from the SPD link up :)


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