I love to make things that will capture a piece of my family forever. I have made a couple different art pieces that will preserve my family’s finger prints and hand prints and wanted to share them with you. These are easy, everyone gets to be involved, and it’s a great gift idea for Mother’s/Father’s Day, Christmas, Birthdays, etc.
You will need the following: Colored poster board White paper Picture frame Scissors Glue Optional “family” mirror sticker (mine came from the Dollar Tree)
Acrylic Paint in colors of your choice (I’m using Apple Barrel Paint)
First I drew a heart shape on my piece of paper – this is the shape I wanted in my picture frame.
Have your family members take turns dipping their fingers in paint and pressing it into the heart shape. We did some practice runs so they could see how much paint to use. Let dry completely
Cut your poster board to the size of the frame you bought. Cut your heart out and Mod Podge it into your poster board. You can leave it simple with the heart only or put your optional mirror sticker on underneath.
Put your art into your frame. We love our family artwork, and now I have fingerprints and hand prints forever.
Here is another option for heirloom art. For this one we each picked our favorite colors, dipped our hands in the paint and placed on the paper. Let the paint of each person’s hand dry completely before adding the next persons. For those of you who are interested, here is a Fall Family Fingerprint Tree we made.