You know I love a good hand print craft, so when my girlfriend Mindy (yes, the same Mindy who wrote this lovely post) stumbled upon these at an amusement park…
…she took a picture of them to show me. How cute are they? Apparently, they are called Handimals (hand print + animals). I just had to try and make one, right?
They were all so sweet, I couldn’t really decide which one Annabelle and I should attempt. So, I started snooping around online and on Pinterest for more ideas. When I saw this peacock hand print pin, I knew I had a winner. Unfortunately, the pin leads to a Facebook page, so there is no tutorial. The Belle and I were just going to have to wing it…
First step was to get a nice little hand print. Always easier said then done. We picked blue for the body of our bird…
Once it was dry I pulled up the Pinterest image and used it as my guide. I used both paint and colored sharpies to draw on the feathers, face and legs.
When I was (somewhat) satisfied with my feathered friend, I let it dry. To be honest, I’m not too crazy about his little head. But when I texted a picture of it to Mindy, she talked me off the crafting ledge and convinced me not to chuck it. So, I framed it and added Annabelle’s name and the date.
There it hangs out in the corner with Annabelle’s “Laugh Until Your Belly Aches” t-shirt that I framed for her awhile back.
For these she had to paint Megan’s palm one color and her fingers another, and then quickly get a clear hand print before Megan could close her hand and mix the colors all up. That’s impressive work, mama!!
I thought these hand print crafts were so sweet. There are so many different fun animals to choose from and they make adorable (and original!) artwork for your little one’s room.
P.S. Looking for more hand (and foot!) print crafts? Check out these posts:
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