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Handprint Heart

Handprint Heart

February 2, 2011 Sarah Coggins
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I mentioned in Monday’s Shoot and Edit post that we pulled out the paints over the weekend to create more handprint art. I confess, I still had our son’s Christmas Tree plaque hanging so it was definitely time for a change. I found a wooden heart plaque at Michael’s and painted it white. Then with Trent’s help holding whichever hand we were painting, I put red paint on our son’s hand and helped him place it on the plaque to create a handprint heart.

Handprint Heart

After the paint had dried. I sealed it with Mod Podge just like our other plaques. On the back I added a picture hanger and used a Sharpie to jot his name, age and the date we made it.

A quick and easy art project. One I know I’ll treasure as the years go on and his little hands grow larger.

Supplies: wooden plaque; acrylic paints; brushes; Mod Podge; picture hanger.


  • emily February 2, 2011 at 10:42 am
    Such a simple, but beautiful project. That will definately be a keeper as he gets older. Amazing how big they get so fast:) Hope all is well with you! With all this snow here in New England I am seriously wishing I lived in one of the more southern states!
  • scrapchick February 2, 2011 at 5:04 pm
    Turned out nice! Cute idea!
  • Bonnie February 3, 2011 at 10:56 am
    How fun! Those hands will grow so fast!
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