Easy Hand Print Artwork Tutorial

This is a guest post I did for Jenn last year, but I figured it was a good time to post it, since Thanksgiving is officially over. That means…TIME FOR CHRISTMAS GIFT MAKING!!

I left the tutorial as I wrote it a year ago, so some of the personal info is outdated. I mention The Munchkin’s aversion to messy hands, but I’m pleased to say he doesn’t have that anymore. Yay!
PS: Look at how little The Munchkin was! I can’t believe what a difference a year makes.

With the holidays coming up, we’re all scrambling for gifts to give, and this is a neat idea that is pretty easy to get together. I was able to do it with stuff I already had in the house, but then…I have a craft supplies hoarding problem. Still, even if you don’t have the items already, there aren’t many to pick up.


  • Canvas or paper. I think I had these canvases left over from college? I’m telling you, HOARDER HERE PEOPLE.
  • Paint of some kind. We used finger paints that I got for super cheap at Walmart.
  • Paint brushes
  • Painters tape
  • Scissors