27th July 2014

3 Ideas for Handprint Art

Wilfred turns 6 months in a few days time. It’s a cliche, but the baby days go so quickly and he will be a toddler in the blink of an eye. So to capture this time in his life (complete with squidgey thighs, gorgeous giggles, and splayed frogs legs when he sleeps), I decided to create some handprint artwork today to remember just how little he once was. Of course I couldn’t leave out Stanley, so we wanted to create a few pictures where he could get involved too.

We decided to create animals from their handprints, to make artwork we could frame for their nursery in Dubai. After a bit of research online for inspiration, we settled on camels, elephants, and dinosaurs – and here’s what we created…

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Here’s a few pictures of us creating the pictures – although there are no pictures of Wilfred as our concentration was firmly on getting a 6 month old to place his hand in the correct spot without smudging the paint all over the paper (obviously this happened… We luckily had a few gooduns)…

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photo 2

photo 4 copy

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If you try them out, I’d love to see your artwork!