Making handprint crafts is one of my favorite creative activities to do with my children. My kids love playing in the paint and sink water, and I love capturing a small piece of my babies in time. For a recent fall season craft, my kids and I made autumn leaves. My daughter used her handprint to make her leaves, and I helped my son use his footprint (because making handprint crafts with a wiggly infant is extremely difficult) to make his leaves.
- Blank paper
- Red, orange, yellow, and brown nontoxic paint
- Brown marker
- Scrap cardboard
- Cotton balls
- Pour a small amount of red paint on the scrap cardboard.
- Use a cotton ball to spread some red paint on your child’s hand (or foot).
- Press the handprint (or footprint) on the blank paper.
- Wash the red paint off your child’s hand (or foot).
- Repeat the first four steps with the orange, yellow, and brown paint.
- After the paint dries thoroughly, use the brown marker to draw stems and veins on the handprint (or footprint) leaves.
For another fun autumn craft, try my Indian Corn Autumn Wreath Craft.
Handprint-Footprint Autumn Leaf Craft © 2015 Heather Johnson
Handprint-Footprint Autumn Leaf Craft 1 © 2015 Heather Johnson
Handprint-Footprint Autumn Leaf Craft 2 © 2015 Heather Johnson
Handprint-Footprint Autumn Leaf Craft 3 © 2015 Heather Johnson