Ideas for Gifts With Toddler Handprints

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Ideas for Gifts With Toddler Handprints
Arts and crafts projects that use toddlers' handprints make great gifts for family members. (splodged hand print on watercolour paper image by pdtnc from Fotolia.com)

Gifts made from the handprints of toddlers are endearing to receive and fun for children to make. You can make gifts such as hand towels and flower pots with handprint designs on them. Calendars, cards, aprons, T-shirts and wall hangings can also be made with handprints. Beautiful paper flowers can be made from handprints that are rolled up with straw or pipe-cleaner stems, and a card made of two hands with a relevant poem inside makes a keepsake family members will cherish.

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Children's Handprint Gift Ideas

Disney hosts an online video with instructions to make a handprint apron and also gives instructions for handprint dish towels. The site offers online plans for a "handy tray" that kids can make as a present as well. Kaboose offers a touching poem about children's handprints that makes a memorable addition to any handprint gift, and it also offers instructions for a handprint wall hanging. Busy Bee Crafts for Kids suggests making a gift jar with handprint ornamentation on the outside of the jar and candies inside.

Ideas for Gifts With Toddler Handprints
You can make aprons, dish towels and greeting cards using handprints. (background with hand image by Alexey Klementiev from Fotolia.com)

Handprint Crafts Collections

The Free Kids Crafts website has more than 40 handprint crafts activities ranging from handprint T-shirts, cards, ornaments, bats, butterflies, bouquets and an apron. Artists Helping Children offers website tutorials for several gift ideas using handprints. Instructions for Easter lilies and other flower bouquets made out of paper handprints and pipe cleaners or straws are available on the site in addition to American flags, casts, family trees, Mardi Gras masks and magnets all made out of handprints. These sites also offer a wide assortment of holiday gift ideas using handprints including Advent calendars, Halloween bats, fall wreaths and Easter baskets. Many children's arts and crafts websites, in addition to educational sites, include instructions for handprint activities for young children.

Ideas for Gifts With Toddler Handprints
Handprints can make beautiful paper flowers. (hand vector image by nezezon from Fotolia.com)

Handprint Calendars and Flower Pots

Handprint calendars make great presents. ABC123Kindergarten gives hand-painting themes for each month, along with a hand-painting poem. For instance, one month uses the handprint to look like rain, and the poem for that month is about rain. Handprint flower pots are easy to make with young children. Paint pots white and let them dry. Then let children paint their hands and put handprints on the pots. Dry for a gift with lasting memories.

Ideas for Gifts With Toddler Handprints
Hand print flower pots make useful gifts. (flower pot image by TNK from Fotolia.com)

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