Toddler Handprint Tutorial
- Digital camera
- Tracing paper or equivalent
First, find a low, flat surface that your child can easily reach, such as the floor, a bed, or coffee table. Get your child to place their hand flat on this surface. It might take some time, coercion, and modeling. Take lots of pictures. Try to get a shot from above to get the best perspective with the least distortion. Then, measure your child's hand from the crease in the wrist to the tip of the middle finger. Write this measurement down.
Download the best picture onto your computer. Resize the image until the measurements are life-size.
Lay a sheet of thin paper, tracing paper is best, over the computer screen. A bit of tape can be helpful to keep the paper in place.
Using light pressure, trace the hand image with a pencil. Cut out the resulting handprint shape.
I used my handprint shape to make an embroidery pattern, but you could also use the shape to make a stamp, trace it onto pretty paper to make a card, or get creative with an idea of your own. There are only a few short hours until Fathers' Day. Use this quick and easy tutorial to make something special for the special man in your child's life. Happy crafting!