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Cold Hands Warm Heart Handprint Craft

Cold Hands Warm Heart Handprint Craft

Of all the crafts that I make with my children, I love the handprint and footprint crafts the best because I get to lock a tiny piece of my little ones in time. For a fun winter-themed craft, my kiddos and I made “Cold Hands Warm Heart” handprint crafts last January.



  1. Pour some paint onto the cardboard.
  2. Use a cotton ball to spread a thin layer of white paint on each of your child’s palms.
  3. Press the handprints onto the construction paper.
  4. Wash the paint off your child’s hands.
  5. Cut out the dried handprints from the paper leaving a border in the shape of a mitten.
  6. Cut a large heart from red or pink construction paper.
  7. Glue the mittens onto the heart.
  8. Glue the heart onto a full sheet of paper.
  9. Cut cotton balls in half.
  10. Glue the cotton balls on the wrists of the mittens.
  11. Write “Cold Hands, Warm Heart” across the top of the heart.

Purple Construction Paper, Pink Paint, and Cotton Balls Pink Handprints on Purple Construction Paper

Construction Paper Mittens with Handprints Gluing the Paper Mittens on Construction Paper Hearts

Gluing the Heart on White Paper Cutting the Cotton Balls in Half

Gluing the Cotton Ball Halves on the Mittens Writing "Cold Hands Warm Heart" on the Hearts

Cold Hands Warm Heart Handprint Crafts

For more fun craft ideas, try my Construction Paper Christmas Stocking Craft and Hot Chocolate Construction Paper Craft. For another fun heart craft, try my Valentine’s Day Paper Plate Cow Craft, Valentine’s Day Heart Butterfly Craft, Valentine’s Day Heart Snail Craft, Paper Plate Valentine’s Day Wreath Craft, or Construction Paper Valentines Craft.

Image Credits

Cold Hands Warm Heart Handprint Craft © 2015 Heather Johnson
Purple Construction Paper, Pink Paint, and Cotton Balls © 2015 Heather Johnson
Pink Handprints on Purple Construction Paper © 2015 Heather Johnson
Construction Paper Mittens with Handprints © 2015 Heather Johnson
Gluing the Paper Mittens on Construction Paper Hearts © 2015 Heather Johnson
Gluing the Heart on White Paper © 2015 Heather Johnson
Cutting the Cotton Balls in Half © 2015 Heather Johnson
Gluing the Cotton Ball Halves on the Mittens © 2015 Heather Johnson
Writing “Cold Hands Warm Heart” on the Hearts © 2015 Heather Johnson
Cold Hands Warm Heart Handprint Crafts © 2015 Heather Johnson


  1. Scott

    January 14, 2016 at 1:47 pm

    This is one where I prefer to let them do handprint crafts at school. That way the teachers are responsible for the cleanup!

    • Heather Johnson

      January 14, 2016 at 5:44 pm

      My daughter is surprisingly clean with the paint!

  2. Christy Doucette

    January 14, 2016 at 4:38 pm

    These are darling! So fun! I’d love to try them with my daughter.

  3. Sarah Silvernail

    January 14, 2016 at 6:18 pm

    This is adorable! Adding it to my list of crafts to do in February with my little one 🙂

  4. Chastity Beene

    January 14, 2016 at 6:46 pm

    This is the perfect card for valentines day. I agree, handprint crafts are the best – I always save those.

  5. Marly_ms

    January 14, 2016 at 7:19 pm

    Oh dear, these are beautiful and cute. My daughter would like to do this one for Valentine’s Day. Awesome.

    Mhar Sefcik

  6. valmg

    January 14, 2016 at 8:42 pm

    Those cards are too cute! The only downfall with cards like these is that they’re so cute I want to save them all!

  7. Petra Škofić

    January 15, 2016 at 2:16 am

    This is so adorable! And a great way to make lasting memories with little ones 🙂

  8. Paula Huie *ProductJunkieCA

    January 16, 2016 at 12:27 pm

    I love handprint and footprint crafts too! bittersweet reminders of how fast they grow lol Plus they make great homemade gifts for family 🙂

  9. Tabitha Luczak

    January 16, 2016 at 11:23 pm

    I love handprint art!! Such a cute idea 🙂

  10. Jenn symczak

    February 5, 2016 at 5:07 pm

    Aww, this is just such a cute idea! I love the hand prints, such great memories to look back on when you see them♡

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