*Picture frame (any size will work...pick something that will fit your project)
*Lettering - I used my Cricut for this. You could just as easily use stickers, vinyl letters, stenciled letters, etc.
*Hot glue and a glue stick
*Paper - Something to put it all on. I recently ordered a huge roll of pattern paper for making sewing patterns. It is kind of see through so I also used some cute wrapping paper behind it that slightly show through. You could use card stock, wrapping paper, etc. I also used construction paper for the lettering.
1. Cut whatever paper you are using to fit the frame. This is the wrapping paper I used behind the pattern paper:
2. Paint your kids hands and press down onto paper (Can I tell you how hard it was doing the 8 month old's?):
3. I did a strip of ribbon above and below the hand prints to frame them. Cut two even strips and use hot glue to adhere to the paper (I only glued the ends, I would recommend a dot in the middle of each strip also to keep it in place):
4. Now to do the names by the hand prints. Be creative here! I wanted to match the polka dot theme I already had going to I used red, green and blue construction paper along with my Cricut and cartridge punch set to create the boys' names:
|Used my Cricut to create perfect circles|
|Punched the boys names into the green and red circles using my cartridge punch set|
|Glued the red and green circles onto the blue ones for this multi-color look|
|Their names applied to the paper with a glue stick|
6. Finally, I put it into my frame (polka dot wrapping paper first, hand print paper on top):
I am really pleased with all of the color in this project. So much more fun than a basic hand print. We couldn't wait to share this with daddy so we opened presents earlier this week and he loved it!!