Father’s Day Handprint Art

If your kids love to get their hands a little dirty they are going to love making this Father’s Day Handprint Art. Hands can make wonderful paint brushes, it’s amazing just how many things you can make with them.

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Father's Day Handprint Art Idea for Kids

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Raise your hands if you love handprint art! We are quite the fans – we had the most wonderful handprint flower art to share with you for Mother’s day – and it sure works well for Father’s day too.

Father's day handprint idea.

Father's day handprint idea for kids.

We are really happy to have a fun and personal project to share for Father’s day too – these handprint father’s day portraits will make a great canvas art project or a pretty unique kid made Father’s day card.

Father's Day Handprint Art

How to Make a Father’s Day Handprint Art

What you need:

  • variety of paints – different skin tones, different hair colors and a selection of colors for clothes
  • paint brush
  • canvas or card

Optional to make a tie

  • scissors
  • glue
  • card stock in various colors
  • markers

Step by step tutorial

Prepare your paints and canvas or card.

We will start by making the handprint face. Paint the palm part in the desired skin colors. Paint the fingers with the desired hair color. You don’t have to color the thumb.
We do recommend the paints are a bit more on the wattery side for them to not dry to quickly.

Press the hand on the canvas or paper – on the upper half of the area with the fingers on top.

Was the hand thoroughly. While the hands are being washed, the paint on the canvas or card will dry.

Turn the canvas upside down.

Continue with painting the hand (same hand or different one). Paint the palm in the color of the shirt you want your handprint person have. Also paint the thumb and pinky finger in the same color, except for the tips.

Paint the tips in the color of the skin tone you used for the head.

Paint the other three fingers in pants colors.

Press the hand on the canvas to get the image as it’s show on the picture bellow.

If you want to add a fancy tie to your art, cut it out from construction paper.

Make it fancier by adding patterns.

Glue it on your handprint art.

Draw eyes, mouth and nose with a black marker.

You can also use wiggle eye stickers or googly eyes.

Fathers Day Art

Project contributed by Jacquelyn W.

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