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Anniversary Family Handprint Craft

Anniversary Family Handprint Craft

I love making handprint crafts with my daughter. Because my husband and I celebrated our fifth wedding anniversary last Thursday. I decided that I wanted to make a handprint craft with my entire family. Before our anniversary, I looked on sites like ediblearrangements.com to find the perfect gift for my husband to show how much I love him. All the time as well I was wondering what kind of gift I would receive from him. I wouldn’t say I was expecting diamond anniversary rings (though I think there are many ladies out there who would, but I had my hopes high for sure. I realized after we gave our gifts, our kids are a huge part of our marriage and that we should do something to signify that! so, after browsing ideas for a while, I ultimately decided to make an anniversary family handprint craft with my husband and daughter to celebrate our marriage, which includes the birth of our beautiful daughter. I used our favorite colors — blue, purple, and pink — but you can choose the colors that the members of your family like best.

Materials

  • Nontoxic paint
  • Blank paper
  • Paper plate or scrap cardboard
  • Cotton balls
  • Cotton swab or paintbrush

Instructions

  1. Pour one color of paint onto the cardboard.
  2. Use a cotton ball to create a thin layer of the paint on your first family member’s palm.
  3. Press the handprint onto center of the paper.
  4. Wash the paint off the hand.
  5. Allow the first handprint to dry thoroughly.
  6. Pour another color of paint onto the cardboard.
  7. Use a cotton ball to create a thin layer of the paint on your second family member’s palm.
  8. Press the handprint onto center of the first handprint.
  9. Wash the paint off the hand.
  10. Allow the second handprint to dry thoroughly.
  11. Pour another color of paint onto the cardboard.
  12. Use a cotton ball to create a thin layer of the paint on your third family member’s palm.
  13. Press the handprint onto center of the second handprint.
  14. Wash the paint off the hand.
  15. Allow the third handprint to dry thoroughly.
  16. Continue layering handprints until you make a print of each family member.
  17. Use a cotton swab or a paintbrush to write the following saying around the handprints: All because two fell in love … now 3! (Replace the 3 with the number of members of your family.)

Making handprint crafts is a great family activity that captures a small moment in time. To celebrate a special anniversary, try making an anniversary family handprint craft with your entire family!

Blue, Purple, and Pink Paint with Cotton Balls and Paper Making a Blue Handprint
Layering the Purple Handprint on Top of the Blue Handprint Writing the Words in Purple on the Handprint CraftWriting the Words in Purple on the Handprint Craft
Layering the Pink Handprint on Top of the Purple Handprint Anniversary Family Handprint Craft
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Anniversary Family Handprint Craft 2013 Heather Johnson
Blue, Purple, and Pink Paint with Cotton Balls and Paper 2013 Heather Johnson
Making a Blue Handprint 2013 Heather Johnson
Layering the Purple Handprint on Top of the Blue Handprint 2013 Heather Johnson
Writing the Words in Purple on the Handprint Craft 2013 Heather Johnson
Layering the Pink Handprint on Top of the Purple Handprint 2013 Heather Johnson
Anniversary Family Handprint Craft 2013 Heather Johnson

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Written by Heather Johnson

Heather is a writer, librarian, linguist, wife, and mother who loves her husband, children, dogs, and cats. She has a bachelor's degree in English with a minor in creative writing and master's degrees in library and information science and English studies with a concentration in linguistics.

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