Ok ladies… Father’s Day is fast approaching! (It’s Sunday June 17th for those who need a reminder)… I just made this for my husband, the wonderful father of my two little girls, for part of his Father’s Day present and I truly think this will melt ANY daddy’s heart!
What you will need:
- paints – a different color for each hand (I used acrylic paints)
- canvas or nice piece of paper (I used a canvas)
- your hand
- Permanent marker of paint pen (optional) *I used Elmer’s Painters (paint in the form of a pen which works really well for writing with paint)
Step 1: (optional) – paint the background. I used multiple browns to create a wood-like looking background.
Step 2: Without telling him why, ask for a handprint from the daddy being celebrated.
Step 3: Once his handprint is dry (and he is not around) add your handprint directly on top his using a different paint color.
Step 4: Repeat this process with the kids’ handprints (oldest to youngest). *FYI – it’s difficult to get a newborn’s handprint. They tend to keep the hands clenched. You can tell I had a little bit of difficulty with my 3 week old daughter’s handprint but I think it’s still pretty cute nonetheless!)
Step 5: (optional) – add a meaningful quote about family or fathers. I chose to use one of my favorites – “All because two people fell in love.” Another idea (perfect for father’s day) is “Anyone can be a father but it takes someone special to be a daddy.”
I hope this inspires you to get creative for that special father in your life!
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Oh that is creative and lovely! I am going to have to try it! 🙂