My daughter has gone from a baby to a toddler in the blink of an eye. Just the same, my little boy is quickly becoming a little man. Saving these precious moments in time is so hard to do. I wanted to come up with a fun keepsake craft for them to make. There has always been something about saving their little hands in time that I have loved, which inspired these ombré hand print art pieces. I LOVED making this project! It was so much, for so many reasons. J was able to do this one with minimal guidance… which was a big gulp, he didn’t need mom’s help. At least V still need a little assistance, which made me feel good. I love when the kids art is actually something you really want to hang in your home and treasure forever.
What you will need to create your own Ombre hand print art:
Making your Ombre hand print art:
We created these again for Valentine’s Day this year! Check out this short video tutorial.
Start by taping off your letters. Rub the edges down. When mixing the paint, start with a good amount of white.
Only add a little bit of your color.
Then have you kiddo use their hands as a stamp across the top. Add a little more color and do the next row, more color, next row, etc.
Work your way to a nice dark bold color. Let you canvas dry completely before removing your tape.
Pull slowly and try to remember which piece of tape is on top. This will make your life easier!!
Then enjoy your ombré hand print art creation! Their hands will Never be this small again!
I hung mine over my art desk; because let’s face it, their little hands inspire me.
If you are loving this project, you’ll love these!
Little Miss saw these and is now begging to make one! Looks like we’ll be adding this project to the weekend to-do list!