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Homemade Mothers & Fathers Day Gifts From Kids


My children surprised me this past Mother’s day with a piece of art that I will cherish for the rest of my life. While gazing at it and marveling at how fast they have grown it dawned on me that this would make a great gift for Dad, too! He could put it on the wall or desk in his office, on his bedside table… all depending on how big you make it!


It’s very simple… first choose your paper colors (my daughter used archival/scrapbooking paper) making sure they all coordinate well. Then trace everyone’s hand and cut it out. I have four children ages 3, 5, 15, and 20… that is why it looks like it has adult hands mixed with the kids. It would be just as awesome if it were Mom and Dad’s hands in the background so it’s just a matter of choice.

Starting with the largest in back stack them even at the wrist and angled enough that you can see the rest of the fingers. Then secure them to the background paper (she used 8 1/2” x 11” paper and cut it down to 8×10 to fit the frame before taking hands down). To remember when they were done she used sticker letters and spelled out Mothers Day 2012. Then she framed it!

Very simple… Very easy!



  1. brett says

    i’m SO stealing this lalalalala

  2. What an awesome idea, I love it! I was going to try and make a mold of my son’s hand for Fathers Day but I think I’ll try this instead 🙂 Looks like it will be a lot “cleaner”

  3. Love it! For my father I could do mine, my children’s and my grandchildren’s. How awesome!
    Gladys P

  4. How funny u done this… I saw on Pinterest and we have it put up for our Father’s Day gift as well!! Ours is very colorful!

  5. That is so cute, Heather! I think this could be great for Grandparents gifts too. Thanks for sharing!

  6. Lindsay C. says

    So incredibly cute! I will have to do this!

  7. Christina Skinner says

    What a great idea! So simple yet meaningful and captures a moment in time. Love!

  8. Hannah says

    What a great idea! Definitely doing this for fathers day!

  9. Bekah Kuczenski says

    I love the handprints in the frame, such a cute idea!

  10. Sabrina Radke says

    This is such a sweet personal gift! LOVE it!

  11. What a great idea! It looks so artsy and modern….yet very personal. Love it!

  12. Linda says

    This is very cute!

  13. Elena V says

    Very creative and I like the colors.

  14. Carole Ingram says

    I’m so going to do this for Father’s Day but I ‘m going to put magnets on the back so that he can put it in his work locker!! I did something similar as a CHristmas Gift last year from the Grandparents. The girls use their handprints to create a “Christmas Tree” on canvas…but now that we have a new baby in the family, I might have to do another little Christmas Tree with one of his hands to put with the other one. This idea is even better then mine since you can use this year round ! 🙂

  15. Michelle Feliciano says

    I love this idea! I will be doing it with my husband, me and daughter.

  16. This is simple and so unique! Great gift idea for mothers, fathers and grandparents.

  17. Tiffane says

    Love this idea 🙂

  18. Sarah Osborne says

    I so want to do this!

  19. Jennifer Mae Hiles says

    I love this idea! So original and creative! I love the choice of earthy colors. Looks like you have some little artists in the family. I would love to do one of these with my girls!

  20. kelly willis says

    wow i love these i think i will make one for my mom for christmas

  21. jamie braun says

    omg! this is sooooo perfect. have to admit, i’ll be stealing this idea too! my hubby will just love it!

  22. Pamela Halligan says

    I love it! I’m always trying to think of things the kids can make for their dad that is heart felt, and pretty easy. This is perfect. Thanks for sharing.

  23. Vickie Couturier says

    I love that ideal,an im going to help my grandsons make that for their dad for fathers day to put on his desk at work,thanks for sharing

  24. Very cute idea! It would even be great for grandmothers as well. Love this idea. Thanks so much for sharing.

  25. Julie Morrow says

    LOVE this!!! Thanks for the great idea–I know what we are gonna do for Father’s Day now 🙂

  26. marissa lee says

    this is too cute and easy to do..will be doing this with my little one for her grandparents,,

  27. Debbie Welchert says

    I have five grandchildren and this would make such a great gift for my daughter. She would just love it.

  28. Jo-Ann Brightman says

    I know that when my kids made me things for a gift I treasured them and still have many of them. I hope that my grandsons will create a keepsake for me in the future.

  29. Marti Tabora says

    This is a fantastic idea and I’m definitely going to give it try. Thank you for sharing it.


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