As a mom of 2 young kiddos, I have no shortage of art work. A lot of our art gets recycled, but the handprint art always gets saved or turned into a handprint snail mail card for Grandma. Here are 34 adorable handprint art ideas for kids. This list includes everything from farm animals to holidays and everything in between. There is even a cactus handprint on this list!
Handprint Crafts for Kids
This list of handprint crafts includes everything from Christmas and Hanukkah art ideas to different types of birds made from handprints and footprints! It’s an all-inclusive list for hours of crafty keepsakes.
Kristin turned a simple brown handprint into a horse with a few black paint lines.
Scarlet turned a white handprint into a cow by adding some spots with finger paint.
Turn a yellow handprint into a giraffe with a few brown spots. Find more details at Activity Village.
Add black lines with a permanent marker to a white handprint to make a zebra! Find more at Crafty Crafted.
Paint the fingers black and the palm white for this cute Panda handprint. Add the face and ears with a black permanent marker after the handprint dries. Panda handprint found via Pinterest.
This lion is made with a golden footprint and brown finger prints. Cute! Find the details at Easy Preschool Craft.
Add a tail and legs with green paint to a green handprint for a dinosaur. More details at Crazy Crafter.
Add to giant ears to a grey handprint for a mouse! Don’t forget the eyes and nose. For more details check out Mommy Minutes.
Two white handprints wrist to wrist make for sweet swan art. Find more swan handprint details at Kissed by a Frog.
Turn yellow handprints into cute ducks. See more at Adventures of Mommy Hood.
Turn a brown footprint into a robin with a red belly, orange beak, and stick legs. Find more at Sweet and Simple Things.
The chicken handprint art is as easy as a white handprint with a few red embellishments and yellow feet.
Find more details at Mommy’s Baby Love.
Turn a black footprint into a penguin and make baby penguins with white finger prints! See more at Kissed by a Frog.
Use four blue handprints to form the feathers. After that dries use a darker blue footprint to make the peacocks body. Add finer print dots in yellow, green, and blue to decorate the feathers. See more from Lila at Sweet and Lovely Crafts.
Water Creature handprints
Grab a sheet of blue butcher paper and make an under the sea mural with lots of kids an their handprints!
17. Gold fish
Find more craft ideas at Mommy’s Baby Love.
Use two handprints to make this adorable crab at Snails and Puppy Dog Tails. I love that they used real sand under the crab too!
The lobster art utilizes hand and footprints! So cute! Find more at Mommy’s Baby Love.
Find more at Jenwa.
And footprints! Both of the insects on this list are made from footprints!
Find more at Pick Ease.
22. Bumble bee
Use a yellow foot print and a permanent marker to add wings, stripes, antenna, and a give your bumble bee footprint a face! Find more details at Mamas Many Loves.
Holiday handprint art
Find the spider handprint tutorial at Housing a Forrest.
Turn any kiddo into Rudolph with 2 brown handprints and a red pom pom nose! See more examples at Little Illuminations.
26. Christmas tree
This Christmas tree handprint idea is a great family craft. Find more details at Sheaffer Told Me To.
27. Santa Claus
Use a white handprint as a Santa’s beard and add red construction paper for Santa’s hat. Finally, use paint for skin color and add 2 black dots for eyes and a smile!
Turn a white footprint into snowman art with a washi tape scarf, marker arms and a construction paper carrot nose.
Turn two red handprints into a heart! Find the heart handprint art tutorial at Rosy Posy.
30. Canadian flag
Canada Day is July 1st and celebrates this Canadian flag handprint craft is the perfect for way to celebrate with the little ones in your life. Find the full tutorial at YMC.
Celebrate Hanukkah with a cute handprint menorah complete with golden glittered candle fingerprints! See more details at Littles Learning Lounge.
Nature inspired handprint art
Use a green handprint and add black marker cactus spines and yellow flowers.
Find the tutorial at Nifty Mom.
These flower handprint tote bags are perfect for Mother’s Day! Find the tutorial at Nifty Mom.
Use multiple yellow handprints, and then finger paint brown in the center. See more at Arts and Crackers.