Sweet Handprint Canvas Keepsake Art


Make a sweet handprint canvas keepsake for a special loved one.  Mom's and grandma's love handprint painting projects, but what about DAD?  

I think Father's might want to have a keepsake of their children's sweet little hands, too!

One idea is this adorable Handprint Canvas Art inspired by Pop Artist Andy Warhol.

handprint canvas

Handprint Canvas

This handprint painting is very versatile and great for any gift giving occasion to create a keepsake of your precious child's {children's} handprint-- don't you just want to remember those little hands forever?!

Not to mention this is a great way to sneak in some learning about the artist, Andy Warhol and printmaking, too!

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Who is Andy Warhol?

Andy Warhol was an American artist who lead the Pop Art Movement of the 1960's.  His most popular works are paintings of mass-produced products-- think Campbell's Soup Can.  He developed a technique involving silk screening an image to create repetitive designs.  You will also notice that his works of art contain POPS of color!

While not recreating Andy Warhol's techniques, we were inspired by his repetitive designs and created this one-of-a-kind handprint art project perfect for Father's Day!

Handprint Painting

What you need:

With three kiddos, I decided to break the canvas into fourths and have each kiddo make a handprint-- one handprint per square.

In the fourth section, I had my oldest write a little message : )

** How you decide to break up your picture will depend on number of children and the size of your canvas.  Other options would be would be:

  • have each child create a handprint canvas- making a handprint in each individual square.
  • create a handprint layer, so the child with the largest hands prints first, followed by another child using a different color, and so on... 
  • instead of using one large canvas, do separate handprints on smaller individual canvases and then glue them together horizontally. 

Next, I painted each section a different color.

Being that I was giving this to my hubby for Father's Day, we chose to use red, blue, gray, and green.

Once dried, paint your child's hand and have them press down in one section of the canvas.

handprint painting

Love how it turned out and hubby got a special, personalized handprint keepsake from his sweet kiddos!

Enjoy another sweet handprint painting idea:  I Love You More Than Keepsake