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How to make kid’s ombré handprint art on canvas

Kids will love to make this fun ombré handprint art. Parents will love that they make a fantastic keepsake that they will be proud to hang on their walls.This fun ombre hand print art is created using your kids hands for stamps. The monochromatic colors create this fun ombre effect.

Ombre Handprint Art

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 handprint art pieces. 

This project is perfect for kids as young as toddlers to big kids! If a messy type of craft gives you a bit of anxiety, you don’t want to miss our tips for painting with toddlers.

J was able to do this art project with minimal guidance… which was a big gulp, he didn’t need mom’s help. At least V still needs a little assistance, which made me feel good. I love when the kid’s art is actually something you really want to hang in your home and treasure forever.

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Toddler canvas art supplies:

How to make this toddler keepsake:

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. This fun Ombre hand print art is created using your kids hands for stamps. The monochromatic colors create this fun ombre effect.

When mixing the paint, start with a good amount of white. Only add a little bit of the color. Then have your kiddo use their hands as a stamp across the top. This fun Ombre hand print art is created using your kids hands for stamps. The monochromatic colors create this fun ombre effect.

Add a little more color and do the next row, more color, next row, etc. Work your way down to a nice dark color. This fun Ombre hand print art is created using your kids hands for stamps. The monochromatic colors create this fun ombre effect.

Let your canvas dry completely before removing the tape. Pull slowly and try to remember which piece of tape is on top. This will make your life easier!! This fun Ombre hand print art is created using your kids hands for stamps. The monochromatic colors create this fun ombre effect.

Then enjoy your ombré handprint art creation! Their hands will Never be this small again!Ombre Hand Print Art

I hung mine over my art desk; because let’s face it, their little hands inspire me.

These art projects are perfect for toddlers too!

  • Rainbow bookmarks Use construction paper to create these fun bookmarks. It even sneaks in some much needed fine motor skill practice!
  • Ombre Bookmarks These bookmarks use paint to create a fun ombre look. They make a great gift from kids too!
  • Toddler Keepsakes If the level of paint in this project makes you nervous. Check out this similar project that uses stamps instead!

 

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Wednesday 15th of March 2017

[…] Another idea for including the first initial of your child’s name on the wall is to make ombré hand print art. The result is a gorgeous, layering of colors on canvas. You can go with any color of paint to match the room, and buy white paint to create different shades. Check out the full post that gives details on how to make the craft here. […]

CourtneyLynne

Tuesday 27th of October 2015

Omg this is super cute!!!! Hand print art is some of my daughters favorite things to do! So need to try this.

Susie

Wednesday 28th of October 2015

You really should! You will treasure it forever!!

MommyMarie

Monday 26th of October 2015

These are dorable, what a great christmas gift for grandparents!

Susie

Monday 26th of October 2015

That is what Kimberly mentioned above! Like I told her they might be hard to let go:)

Lauren

Monday 26th of October 2015

I love love love this.. Such a cool project!

Susie

Monday 26th of October 2015

Thanks Lauren!! You will have to get those kiddos hands done before they get too big!

Kimberly Cox

Monday 26th of October 2015

This is an awesome idea. I may just do these as a 2nd present for the grandparents for Christmas. Thanks for sharing :)

Susie

Monday 26th of October 2015

They will be hard to let go :) but the Grands will love them!