Keepsake prints are so easy to make and are great gifts for family and grandparents. The twins grandma lives in Newcastle and only get to see the boys every few months buts she loves to see how they are growing, Keepsake prints do just that they show how they are growing bigger and make great little gifts.
We talk about making a canvas print but you can just as easily use cards of even just paper. Its extremely easy to do messy but easy.
Hope you have fun creating yours we certainly made a big mess in the garden doing ours.
What you need
Canvas board – you can get the boards or blocks and you can pick them up from various places for a few pounds just look out in the pound shops you don’t need to go to a craft shop.
Poster paint in the colours of your choice – again you can pick these up in the pound shop or supermarket for £1 or less sometimes.
Some little cherubs hands and feet. Usually your own kids will work.
Definitely a bucket or warm soapy water for afterwards LOL!!!! (check the photos below).
How to do it
You can do it one of two ways and it really does depend on the age of your children.
Babies and younger children – Easiest way is to use a paintbrush and paint a good layer of paint on their hands and feet, (I would recommend you do one at a time) then print on the canvas holding the hands and feet tight and placing it on.
Older children you could put the paint on a small plate get them to pop their hands and feet in and make sure there well covered and get them to place print on the canvas.
This is a really fun messy play time for kids, but it can create a lovely keepsake gift for grandparent or to display on your wall as a reminder how they grow up so quickly.
We did ours for Nana who live far away so she has something to remind her of the boys.