When Mother’s Day comes and I have a child who’s one years old, I give my mom a cute animal handprint to put in the kids room in their home. So this year Nate is 1 so I wanted to keep my tradition.
Here the ones we’ve done in the past:
And now for Nathan we did a lion.
I thought it turned out so cute! It’s so simple and a fun keepsake to have. The hardest part was getting Nate to open his hands to make the handprint. I think he liked the feeling of the paint and kept making a fist. I needed Alan for a little team work to make it happen. 🙂
All you do is paint your child’s hand yellow and have them press their hand on paper. I like to use cardstock so it will hold up a little better. Then I painted a circle with yellow for the head, added eyes and a nose with black, and then painted orange lines for the mane. So easy right? And so cute! I’ve kept with the off white theme of frames and buy a new one to go with the handprint.The room in the my parent’s house for the kids is jungle themed so these handprints go perfect with the decor! It’s going to be so fun for the kids to be able to look at their handprints when they’re older. Hopefully my sisters jump in the tradition with their kids too. 🙂