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kids hand print artwork

I wanted to capture my kids hands and personalities at this age in their lives. My oldest is almost 10 and my baby is 3 1/2… I realize there is limited time where they not only WANT to craft with mom but also that their cute hand prints would look good displayed on our wall. It’s like catching a moment in time, literally; their hands will never be this small again, (sniffle.) Take a peek at how they chose to transform a simple hand print into kids hand print artwork!

I grinned that mini-me 9 year old craft diva went for the detailed peacock, my rough ‘n tumble 7 year old jock chose the scary monster while his 5 year old sensitive animal loving brother created a squishy squid and their sweet baby sis captured the loveable giraffe.

Curious how I made these? We did a Sunday afternoon art project using pure white card stock and acrylic paint. I was really, really, really careful about my littles not getting paint anywhere else on the paper… I gave them a separate piece of paper to get their doodles out After the paint dried, we used a Sharpie marker to make the pictures come to life through the cute little details:

Although they’re not true to size (which is another fun option) I love the stage of these characters that my kids are into right now.  Each one describes their individual personalities that will last for years to come.

Easy kids hand print artwork, great idea to preserve their cute hand prints for years to come! |via lollyjane.com

When their projects were dry, I uploaded to Shutterfly’s site, selected a 12×12 canvas prints to print it on, positioned the hand prints and added it to my cart! Easy peasy. Promise! Visit 25 more Hand Print Ideas too!

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Also, I’m sure you remember a sign or two displayed in your parents homes growing up and I want my kids to remember one growing up in my home that is both pretty and meaningful…

I am really liking the fun polka dot element mixed with the classy brushed nickel. It’s a fun mix of my eclectic personality but still a powerful saying.

 

Clearly I love me some aqua and mustard, visit more of my home decor ideas like my Colorful Farmhouse Family Room:

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My Colorful Porch Decor:

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My Farmhouse Dining Room:

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  1. Hi there..Just to let you know I was notified as the winner by Blogher and I’m informing you in the 72 hour period you requested Thanks Kelli!

  2. I love the books I make with Shutterfly that capture the most special memories. We lay them on our coffee table so that we can remember how lucky we are.

  3. I’d love to add a wall decal of one of my favorite travel photos to my spare bedroom. I think it would really add a totally different feel to the room.

  4. Christmas is right around the corner! Would love love love to use kids hand prints for gifts:)

  5. OH……..looks like so much fun! I would LOVE this! Lots of fun decor ideas for my son’s room!

  6. We’re working on finishing our basement right now. So far it’s pretty blank and boring. I’d love to dress it up with some fun family artwork!

    coriwestphal at msn dot com

  7. I’d like to make my family room feel like home with Shutterfly Home DΓ©cor products.

  8. I would love to add some personal touches to my kids rooms. They love seeing what they create on the walls.

  9. I’d love to make my girl’s bedroom more personal. With a new little one in the family we need to get some decor/ art for the room that includes her. So far the room just features the eldest girl’s face.

  10. I would love to spruce up my son’s bedroom as well as my living room, I love shutterfly and they offer really cool stuff.

  11. Terrific ideas! I had no idea that Shutterfly had this Home Decor line. I will definitely check it out.

  12. I would like to make my dining room feel like home with Shutterfly Home DΓ©cor products so that my friends can enjoy foods and such beautiful art works when we have fellowship gathering several times a year.

  13. Your creations are fun and absolutely art works. I would love to make my kitchen feels more like home with the Shutterfly products. So beautiful.

    amy [at] utry [dot] it

  14. I would love to make our living room more personal, right now it is very drab and no personality….although I love the kids room ideas too

  15. Those handprints are so darn cute!! I would love to do something like that with my kids. And I LOVE shutterfly! Thanks for the great giveaway. πŸ™‚

  16. I have a brand new granddaughter, my first, and I would love to do her handprints now and later to show her how different her hands are. Love all these ideas. I would love to have some homey touches for my kitchen. This site is the best.

  17. What an amazing giveaaway and there are endless things that you can make and do to remeber those pricless moments in your life. I never realized that you can make plates and cups etc. What an awesome idea. I see Christmas presents in my future. Thanks for the amazing ideas. Love it

  18. I would love to Shutterfly my apartment and share with my mom. The canvas I want. The book she would display along with her 21 other 8×8 albums. Both our living rooms

    Without reading how u made your prints, they appear to be art sold. Via pottery barn! I love how bright and vibrant they are.

    Oliviatheservicedog at hotmail dot com

  19. I LOVE shutterfly and this giveaway is amazing! I would love some prints or goodies for my kitchen and living room!

  20. I’ve used Shutterfly so many times for photo books. I would like to decorate my living room with the photo cubes.

  21. We have a new home with no photos! I’d love to put some in my craft room and living room!!! Thanks for a chance to win and have a great day!
    kmassmanATgmailDOTcom

  22. I like the fleece blanket with picture printed on it. Fun for picnics and family fun time in the fall and winter months. I also thought the plates with pictures was a way to make a personalized thoughtful gift.

  23. The hand prints are super cute! Reminds me of the Turkey Hand Print art we did a couple of years ago! They made the cutest Christmas Ornaments from Shutterfly. We love Shutterfly!

    Thanks!

  24. My living room is in desperate need of some personalizing. I have two big walls with nothing on them! Thanks for the chance to win.

  25. I LOVE Shutterfly! I have used them for all sorts of things and was excited to see the addition of the plates! I think I am going to make some for Christmas presents this year.

  26. This would be GREAT for my nearly naked living room walls. Thank you Shutterfly and Lolly Jane!

  27. There are sooo many rooms in my home in need of an uplift, but it sould be awesome do use some of my youngest ones art to decorate his room. I also LOVE the birthday plate and cup idea!

  28. I just skipped into my second trimester and am starting to get the “nesting” bug. I have been eyeing up the future baby room and would love to “shutterfy” it with some prints and canvases! It would be perfect!

  29. That is the neatest idea using hand prints to make that kind of art! I’ve been wanting to redecorate the kids room with some of their own art work, but they are 3 and 1 so it’s kind of hard to get their attention long enough to really do anything :p This gives me an idea to use their hand prints to great something for their room using super heros (since they LOVE them so much) Thanks for the idea! And this giveaway is amazing!

  30. I love shutter fly! I would love to do a gallery wall with large canvas prints with my kids pictures and a couple with inspirational saying.
    I also love your hand print idea, I’m going to do this with my 4 little ones πŸ™‚

  31. I just love this idea. I would more than LOVE to make something very similar as well. I’ve already got my eye on their canvases, but I haven’t do it yet.

    Thanks for the inspiration.

  32. I really need some help in making my living room and kitchen areas more homey. These Shutterfly projects would be great!

  33. Love Shutterfly even more after seeing all of these awesome home products. I would love to bring some of them into our childrens’ bedrooms. Currently they are each getting a makeover. Thanks for this opportunity!

  34. The handprints on canvas are soo cute! I love how you made some of them into animals and such, too! What a great way to add some color and personality to a little one’s room! Thanks for sharing!

  35. I love the handprint artwork and the plate/cup too! Lots of fun could be had if I win…thanks for the chance!

  36. I need more personalized art work, etc.. in my home, something that has meaning for our family and I think I could do that using Shutterfly!

  37. I lOVE the hand canvas! Very cute! I would love to use shutterfly to add some cute stuff to my daughters rooms and spice up the hallway… This would be awesome, excited about this giveaway!! Already brainstorming fun projects!! πŸ™‚

  38. Wow!! I love shutterfly. They are my favorite website. I would totally use it in my living room. Or my kitchen. I can’t decide.

  39. I love shutterfly! I would love something for my newborn daughter’s room. Which we haven’t even started painting since her gender was a surprise!

  40. What wonderful ideas! I am a word freak and would love to add to my boys’ bedrooms and the family room gallery wall with Shutterfly home decor products!

  41. Oh how I love shutterfly! My living room/play room needs some major help in the home decor area! This would be perfect for it!

  42. This is so wonderful for personalizing; I am sparse in what I choose to hang on walls because I want it to have meaning! I would like to decorate my master bedroom and master bath with personalized wall hangings and/or mementos. Thanks!

  43. I love handprint art and these are seriously cute. After 5 years in our house, I still don’t have anything on my family room walls. I just can’t decided what to do. I love Shutterfly and I’m sure they could help me out!

  44. I would β™₯ to spruce up my daugther’s room.
    Thanks for such great ideas & Shutterfly for great products.
    My daughter β™₯ art at school and is always coming home w/ drawings. This would be a perfect way to turn those art projects into tangible things we can use in our home. Thanks so much!

  45. What great ideas! Our kitchen/living area would be great to do a couple of these projects. I especially like the handprint idea….and on CANVAS! Fantastic giveaway!

  46. Oh, I’d love to spruce up my kitchen, bath, bedroom, family room, do I have to pick just one room?

  47. Wow, all of these ideas are so cute. I love the canvas prints or the plate & cup. Would love to have a special “birthday” plate for my kids. πŸ™‚

  48. Love those handprint canvases! Adorable! My lack of decorating skillz leave my whole home in need of sprucing up! I have many bare walls that need something to pretty them up! πŸ™‚

  49. The acrylic print option is just beautiful! I know just the spot that I would hang it in my home πŸ™‚

    Thank you for the opportunity!

  50. Oh I LOVE those handprints! I have 2 littles and we do a handprint on a 6X6 canvas each year on their birthday and their hanging up in the playroom as artwork. They would love turning them into animals like this and displaying them. Shutterfly being able to print them is awesome! Thanks for the idea!

  51. Oh my goodness. I’ve already loved Shutterfly. This would just be a cherry on top. I would plan to decorate my livingroom, kitchen, and/or bathroom with all their cute stuff!

  52. I would love to jazz up our little apt living room with some of the kids artwork! Thanks so much for the chance!

  53. Would love to use it to help design the nursery for our new little guy. He is going to need his own room pretty soon!

  54. Wow these products are adorable! I especially love the canvas and the mounted sign. Thanks for sharing πŸ™‚

  55. I love Shutterfly so much, I’ve been using them for about a year since my son was born. I would love to use some of their Home Decor line to spruce up my kitchen/living room open concept. And some of them would make super great Christmas gifts this year.

  56. Totally inspired me for a weekend project! I would love to do these and turn them into cavases like you did. PERFECT!!

  57. Love the canvas art! What a great idea to do it on paper first instead of canvas. Love it! Would love to win this Shutterfly giveaway!!

  58. I would enjoy making the front foyer and our kitchen more
    homey with these fun decor items…
    Many thanks, Cindi

  59. Those hand prints are adorable! I would love to spruce up our play room for my kids!

  60. I would love to decorate my living room with Shutterfly’s help. So excited about this giveaway.

  61. Oh how adorable! I remember making Turkeys with my hand when I was in school but the “Frankenstein” looking one is by far my favorite!! What a fantastic, fun project!

  62. i absolutely adore those handprint artwork canvases!! i would LOVE to spruce up my home with some shutterfly home decor. i’d add some touches to the nursery awaiting our first baby and our living room too!

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