This is an easy, fun home decor project to do with the kids. It’s a great way to capture their handprints and footprints and display them in a cute way in your home for years! These Cute Easter Handprint and Footprint Craft Ideas are so cute to make, just be sure you have plenty of wipes on hand!!
These little keepsakes are priceless, handprint, footprint and fingerprint art is ALWAYS a great idea. This print art has it all, the chick is a handprint, the carrot a footprint and finally the bunny is a heal print with fingerprint ears! You really can’t go wrong with these cute Easter critters. Since our carrot was only five weeks old and siblings three and five years, the canvas’s didn’t need to be very big. Certainly use your judgement when selecting the canvas size, you could also have all three characters on one canvas.
Cute Easter Handprint and Footprint Craft Ideas
What you’ll need:
For the Bunny:
- a 4″x 4″ canvas
- yellow, light pink, dark pink and black paint
- child safe white paint
- *optional – pink glitter and glue*
For the Chick:
- a 4″x 4″ canvas
- light green, orange, white and black paint
- child safe yellow paint
- *optional – orange glitter and glue*
For the carrot:
- a 4″x 4″ canvas
- light blue, dark orange, green paint
- child safe orange paint
- *optional – green and orange glitter and glue*
Step 1 – The base coat. Firstly, using the indicated colours, apply a base coat to your canvas. You may need to apply two coats, if so allow the paint to dry completely between each coat and once again when thoroughly painted.
Step 2 – The hand/foot/finger print. Above all, be sure to have plenty of wipes or paper towel handy for clean-up!! The bunny requires a painted heal and two (or one) painted finger. The heel should be painted in white paint and then pressed onto the canvas, this will create the bunny’s head/upper body. Allow this to dry before adding the finger print ears. Painting one finger is a little easier to maneuver then two. To create the chick, apply a generous amount of paint to the hand and press onto the canvas, set aside to dry. The carrot is created by applying a generous amount of paint to the foot and pressing it onto the canvas. Once again, set aside to dry.
Handprint and Footprint Ideas, Easter Critter Keepsakes. Fun for everyone!
Step 3 – The Details. Now for the sightly tricky part. The bunny requires eyes, a nose, a mouth and some whiskers painted in. Also some pink on the ears to give the bunny some character. The Chick needs eyes, eyelashes and a beak. Finally, the carrot needs some darker orange lines painted in to represent the gradations seen on a real carrot and some green on top for the stem. Paint these details as you see here or create your own character features!
*Step 4 – Optional glitter* We love everything that sparkles so it was a must to add sparkle to these cute critters. To create some sparkle, we used some all purpose glue and crafting glitter. The bunny has pink glitter added to accent the ears and nose, the chick has orange glitter on its beak and finally the carrot has orange glitter along the dark orange gradations and green glitter for the stem.
In short, you will never tire of these Cute Easter Handprint and Footprint Craft Ideas! If you’re looking for some more Easter critters check out our Cute Critter Treat Jars or if your looking for a beautiful decor piece see these Modern Easter Eggs in a Graphic Pattern. Happy Crafting!
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