Tracing little hands has to be one of the sweetest, simplest DIYs that exists. It forever marks the size and shape of that tiny hand and makes a great memento. That's why I chose to trace my son's and my hands for my mom's Mother's Day card this year:Since I truly think you're never too old (or too young) to make cute crafts of handprints, I traced my thirty-something-old hand and my infant son's hand as a pair on watercolor paper and a handmade paper with flower seeds in it. Tracing a four-month-old's hand isn't easy, but it was made marginally possible by sneaking it in during nap time. I chose to write a quip about holding hands because she will, in fact, be holding our hands when she holds the card itself on Mother's Day.
What cute hand-tracing projects do you like to do with your children? Please share in the comments below! And read some more ideas in our post, Ideas for a Handprint Keepsake?
Regina is an architect who lives with her husband and son in Lawrence, KS. As a LEED Accredited Professional and longtime contributor to Apartment Therapy and The Kitchn, her focus is on healthy, sustainable living through design.
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