If you’re looking for a creative handmade gift, I’ve put together a 2013 calendar template that’s ready for your child’s handprints.
Grab one of the handprint poems for the front page of your calendar. There’s space at the bottom for you to add names and the date!
Then browse through this list of handprint ideas, each with a picture and description, to choose the ones you’ll use for your calendar:
- Apple Tree
- Bald Eagle
- Candy Cane
- Butterfly & Caterpillar
- Fall Tree
- Heart (fingerprints)
- Native American
A few tips from our experience:
- Have your children wear smocks or old clothes. Clip hair back away from face.
- There’s beauty in imperfection, so don’t worry about smudges or other “mistakes”.
- We usually do only one or two different designs at a time rather than trying to work through all 12 pages at once. Washing hands in between each one gets a little tiresome!
- When using multiple colors, it’s always easier if you let the bottom layer dry first, but it’s not necessary for most of these.
- Have fun!