DIY Gift: Handprint Flower & Footprint Heart Toddler Craft
Since becoming a mom, the most meaningful gifts to me involve memories. That’s why I’m all about a sweet DIY gift that involves a toddler craft my daughter will love.
Instead of rushing around trying to find the perfect store-bought gift for family members this year, I instead turned to my crafting bag and set to work with my daughter. We came up with the sweetest little DIY gifts that everyone raved over! The best part? These toddler craft ideas require minimal work, are super-adorable, incredibly affordable, and totally timeless.
While the rest of the world values gifts based on how much they cost, a handmade gift is far superior…because it’s priceless.
Whether you’re looking for a birthday gift or a sweet present that’ll help you save for Christmas, this toddler craft set is sure to steal the show during its gift-opening debut. Get ready to make the perfect DIY gift for family and friends with your little sweetie!
Here’s all you need for each DIY gift:
- A nice 5×7 frame (I love to shop at Hobby Lobby for these at 50% off!)
- Acid-free linen paper, preprinted with whatever phrase you want bordering the toddler craft and precut to 5×7 size (You’ll likely need a few copies of each since accidents happen!)
- Children’s non-toxic finger paint in whatever colors you want to use
- Acid-free colored gel pens
- A few paper plates, paper towels, and anything else you want to use to keep the area as mess-free as you want it
- A high chair is a great way to keep your little one “contained” nearby when covered in paint, too!
- It’s also handy to have another adult or “big kid” nearby to help…that paint gets sticky, and you’ll likely be covered in it as well!
Handprint Flower Toddler Craft DIY Gift
As seen: “Love you, Mimi! From Scarlett, 11 months”
- Very lightly coat baby’s hand (one at a time) in the paint, and then guide it to the left or right side of the page. Press lightly and all along the fingers and thumb.
- Move page away, clean baby’s hand, and then repeat with the other hand.
- Allow to dry, and then draw on the final touches of the flowers, like the stems and leaves. I even added a little grass to the bottom edge of mine.
- Place the toddler craft in the frame after it’s completely dry.
Voila! Gorgeous gift!
And, if your baby’s hands are too large to fit side-by-side, you can always just do one hand.
Footprint Heart Toddler Craft DIY Gift
As seen: “Papaw has my heart! From Scarlett, 14 months”
- Very lightly coat baby’s foot (one at a time) in the paint, and then guide it to the left or right side of the page, with the heel angled in to make one half of a heart. Press lightly, being sure to peel “up” so you get baby’s toes, too.
- Move page away, clean baby’s foot, and then repeat with the other foot. Be sure to connect the heels and watch your angle as you press down so it completes the heart.
- Allow to dry, and then place the toddler craft in the frame.
It’s ready to give!
♥ Pin this for later!
Get your free 5×7 templates for these sweet toddler crafts right now!
I’ll email you the exact templates I used for these crafts. Just sign up for my mailing list below.
Happy memory-making, friends!
Handmade with love,
Other posts you may fancy…
This free printable Valentine’s Day card for kids is a sweet craft for children of all ages to give their loved ones – especially mom or dad!
Help your firstborn feel included when the new baby arrives with one of these big sister gift ideas that are sure to wow! (Available for big brothers, too.)
How a 3 gift Christmas helps me buy the best Christmas presents – without losing the focus of the season! Includes Christmas gift ideas everyone will love.
Take a gander here, y'all
If you’re searching for short stories for kids, books for baby, or toddler books filled with meaningful moments to create in baby’s first library, this list sure takes the cake!
Have what you need in your baby medicine kit for that first crazy year – rather than going out to find it all at 3am one morning!
Take control of your family’s finances! Get out of debt and curb your spending (but with a sense of freedom, too) via a zero-based budget.