Look! A Hand-Traced (Grand)Mother's Day Card

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.

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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?

Images: Regina Yunghans

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Regina is an architect who lives with her husband and children 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.