Little handprint flowers is easy and a keepsake you’ll love for a lifetime. I’ve done these for gifts for the grandmothers and for me as well 🙂 The Cotton Tote was done using Fabric Paint
which with canvas being so thirsty, really coat your kids hands and press quickly! For the paper we use Acrylic Paint. I prefer using acrylic over tempura paints as it’s darker and less squishy for the kids. They already like to play with the paints as its being put on, I don’t really want to encourage that till we’re done! I do have a stack of paper they can make their own prints on once mommy is done getting her print! This is great as a playdate for a playgroup too, even better if done at a park on a calm day.
For the paper handpring flowers, we used acrylic paints. I prefer these over tempura as they are more vibrant. *If any acrylic gets on your clothes, soak in white vinegar before washing. If you do the feet first, you have a better idea of where the handprint flowers will go. I put the paper on the floor and have the kids step down onto the paper after brushing the paint on with a foam brush. It tickles
Once the feet are dry, you can add the flowers. We framed ours!
For the handprint flowers on a canvas bag use fabric paints and sharpie pens to decorate. You can use the tempura paints for the handprint flowers, but I worry the color will fade over time. Canvas is very thirst so glop on the paint! I will touch up the handprints with paint if too much is missing. Just use your pinky and go slow. I used different green sharpies for the grass. I think we’re going to try aprons this year!