After working on the Handprint Owls, I thought it would be fun to try a different handprint craft.
It couldn't be simpler. I traced our hands on colorful patterned paper, cut them out, added a white cardstock cuff to each, inked the edges, and layered them onto a sheet of light blue cardstock. Then I cut out a heart and handwrote in our name and the date.
I liked the way it turned out and thought my sister might enjoy one with her family's handprints on it. For more than a decade, they've been hoping to become a family of four. 2013 will always be a special year for all of us who have been praying along with them for the baby they've wanted so desperately.
Rather than work with a cardstock background, I painted a canvas light blue and then added white snowflakes. I traced and cut out the handprints, including Allison's darling little yellow ones. Arranging them was a bit tricky, as Kari and Timothy's hands are almost exactly the same size. It took a bit of maneuvering to make them both show and not look odd. Brian's hands were too big to both fit on a single piece of paper, so I had to creatively piece the right mitten together. Once they were arranged and I adhered them to the canvas, it was time to make the heart. Rather than handwriting their name and the date, I printed it and then cut out the heart around it.
I wish I had thought to make one during Trevor's first Christmas!