Handprint Doily Fine Motor Craft for Kids

A handprint doily craft is a fun activity for toddlers and preschoolers to make gifts for family and friends. This simple handprint painting activity has beautiful results that kids - and grownups - will love.

Hand print doily craft for toddlers and preschoolers

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Hand prints are a fun way for kids to explore painting activities and crafts hands-on. Painting and tracing hands, finger painting, and pressing hands in play dough, all provide excellent opportunities to engage fine motor and creative skills, while strengthening fingers and hands. 

Kids love making hand print crafts, especially for special occasions like Mother's Day or Valentine's Day. But making hand prints is an activity kids can do any day of the week, just for sensory and creative fun!

Hand print doily craft

What makes hand prints so much fun for kids to make? Is it the feel of the paint on their hands? Is it the excitement of seeing a part of themselves take shape on a canvas? Or is it the fun of sharing a special keepsake with a grownup? It's probably a combination of all of these.

This activity requires few materials and can be adjusted to suit the supplies you have on hand. We used silk ribbon but gift wrap ribbon could work as well. We used a large 10 inch (25 cm) doily but a smaller one would be fine!

Supplies for doily craft

 

Supplies for kids doily craft

 

  • paper doilies
  • narrow ribbon
  • washable paint

  • plastic yarn needle

 

Instructions

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1. Press your child's hand in paint in a tray, or spread paint on the palm and fingers with a paint brush, to cover the hand completely.

2. Press the painted hand onto the center of the doily.

3. Make thumbprints or fingerprints around the perimeter of the doily.

4. Let dry.

5. Lace narrow ribbon through the holes in the doily. You can make holes larger with a hole punch so lacing is easier for young children.

 

 Paper doily hand print craft for kids

 

Help you child tie a bow once the ribbon has been looped through the holes. Leave a little slack at the top for a hanger if possible, or simply add another piece of ribbon with tape.

Be creative with paint colors and ribbons. How about something green for St. Patrick's Day?

This simple hand print activity makes a perfect gift for Mother's Day or any special occasion!

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