Hand Print Poem Gift Craft

Homemade Hand Print Gift Idea

Girl's hands printing on a sheet of paper
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Learn how to create a special gift for someone using a child's hand print and this poem. This is a great idea submitted by Lynette K.

  • Age Guideline: 2 Years and Up
  • Time Required: 30 minutes (Does not include drying time)

The above age and time guidelines are estimates. This project can be modified to suit other ages and may take more or less time depending on your circumstances.

Materials Needed:

  • Cardstock or Plain Paper
  • Paint
  • Paint Brush


Make a homemade card or a wall hanging with a hand print on it, and print this poem on it. You can use whatever paper or ​other base you like. Print out this poem by hand or using your printer. Make sure you leave room for the hand print.

My Hand Print

Sometimes you get discouraged
Because I am so small
And always leave my fingerprints
On furniture and walls
But every day I'm growing big
And soon I'll be very tall
Then all my little hand prints
Will be hard to recall
So here's a special hand print
Just so that you can say
this is how my fingers looked
when I placed them here today.

Paint the palm of the child's hand. For a young child, it may be easiest to brush the paint onto a paper or styrofoam plate and press their hand onto it. Once the hand is covered with paint, help them press it carefully onto the paper.

Once the paint is dry, this gift is ready to wrap and give. This gift will be treasured by anyone who receives it!

Hints shared by Ronda: "I put a border around the poem and add the child's name and the year. Poem to the right of the page. Name on the bottom left and year at the top left with hand print in the center."