Family Mittens

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! 


  1. Oh, I love this. Super idea. I wish I had done it when Cory was a baby too!

  2. What a CUTE CUTE CUTE idea! I loveeeeeeeeee it!!! Happy New Year!!

  3. Cute idea, Cindy! I'm sure your sister loved the canvas for her family of four!

  4. Oh my goodness this project is adorable! You come up with the best ideas Cindy.

  5. Super cute! I am wondering how you display and store ALL these projects that you do. You do so many projects both of your own and with Trevor. Do you save them all?

    1. Excellent question. No, I do not save the majority of what we make. Here's a post that explains my procedure.

  6. How stinkin CUTE is this?!?!? I love it!!!!


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