Handprint Wrapping Paper
Activity DesignerJulie Kirkwood
There's nothing cuter than little hands and feet! The grandparents, aunts, and uncles will love this personalized gift wrap.
We have been doing this fun project each year since my oldest child was a toddler, with pudgy hands and feet. My kids are getting bigger now (though my youngest at 3 still has some pudge on him), and it's still fun to slather paint on our fingers and toes and make these fun holiday wrappings.
What You'll Need
How We Did It
Next, we set up the footprint area, which consists of a chair at one end of the paper bag, along with our paint tray. At the other end is a towel to land on and another chair to sit in while the painter gets his or her feet wiped off .
I was grateful to have my husband's help painting kids' toes so I could take pictures for you today. We used a foam paintbrush, which covers a lot of area and doesn't tickle quite as much.
Daddy used baby wipes to get the excess paint off of our son's feet. We let the red paint on the paper bag dry, then did this again with green paint.
Next, we made the hand prints. We placed another paper bag on the table and the kids coated their hands in paint. They concluded that painting yourself is fun!
Next, I had them write their name under some of their prints and their age under others, because I know that this is wrapping paper that the grandmas aren't going to toss in the recycling bin. In fact, we have a set of this wrapping paper made when my two oldest kids were 4 and 2 that is still making the rounds of family holiday gift-giving, four years later!