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Wallpaper Handprint

Arty Crafty Kids - Wallpaper Handprint Collage

Having kept rolls and rolls of wallpaper for that inevitable rainy day, we challenged ourselves to create something special for the girls new playroom and I think we did just that, with our very simple Wallpaper Handprint  keepsake craft.

I am a huge fan of handprint crafts and keepsakes and this particular craft has been a real head turner, catching the attention of EVERYONE!

An ideal craft for a special Birthday, Mother’s Day of Father’s Day gift.

To make your own Wallpaper Handprint keepsake, very few materials are needed:

Foam (or card)
Wallpaper of various patterns and colours. If you don’t have any at home, why not collect some samples from the local DIY store!
PVA Glue
Sticky Tape
A Picture Frame

To get started, simply cut the wallpaper into strips.

Arty Crafty Kids - Wallpaper Handprint

Next, draw around your crafty kids hand and cut the print out.

If you’re wondering why I’ve chosen foam as a base over card, I have a few reasons:

  • Foam comes in a range of gorgeous vibrant colours
  • It’s easier to cut and creates nice smooth lines
  • Doesn’t wrinkle when lots of glue is applied!
  • It’s also really cheap to buy!

Arty Crafty Kids - Wallpaper Handprint

Using lots of glue, apply the first wallpaper strip.

Arty Crafty Kids - Wallpaper Handprint

Add further strips of wallpaper, alternating the patterns and layer the paper to avoid gaps.

Arty Crafty Kids - Wallpaper Handprint

Once the handprint is completely covered with wallpaper, secure the ends with two strips of sticky tape.

Arty Crafty Kids - Wallpaper Handprint

Now for the really fun bit, turn over and check out the results!

Arty Crafty Kids - Wallpaper handprint

I hope you love our Wallpaper Handprints as much as we do!

If handprints are not for you or would like to try something a little different, why not not try cutting out shapes of animals, cars or flowers?

 

 

 This post is our final instalment of #junkplay challenge

and we’ve had a great time playing with various junk materials!

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About Helen 68 Articles
My name is Helen and I LOVE getting creative with my kids! Inspired by my kids, Arty Crafty Kids is our home for our artsy craftsy projects and creations and if your kids are anything like mine, then they’ll love getting stuck in with the paint, glue and glitter and at times, getting Super Messy!

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