These cute DIY Leaf Handprint Hand towels are a cute way to dress up your kitchen for the fall season. Handprint crafts are such a fun and eeasy way to decorate and keep the memories of when the kids are little!
Leaf Handprint Hand towels
I love making crafts that I can save to remember when my kids were little. As my kids get older the memories of when they were small are even more important to me. I love making handprint crafts that I can add to the kids memory boxes and be able to share with them later.
Handprint crafts also make a great gift for loved ones. They are a special but simple gift that my kids love making and the grandparents always love them. All you need is a few items for a craft store and basic tea towels and you have this great way to save how small your child’s handprint was at this time.
Easy Handprint Crafts
- Pumpkin Handprint towel
- Ghost Handprint towel
- Turkey Handprint towel
- Ghost handprint towel
- Reindeer Handprint towel
- Handprint Sun catcher
- Santa Handprint Ornament
- Snowman Handprint Ornament
- Acorn Handprint Towel
Tips for this Craft
Easy Hand clean up. I recommend having a container of baby wipes at the table you were working out so you’re able to wipe off the paint from their little hands before they can get it all over your walls on the way to the bathroom to wash their hands.
Paint the hands vs using a plate. Now I started out painting my kid’s hands with the yellow paint then I moved to the orange paint and finished off with the red paint. I didn’t bother washing their hands in between the colors because it gave some great texture to the flat colors. Try to use a towel that doesn’t have a texture to it so the paint sticks on well. You can have the kids place their hands into a pool of paint on a paper plate but I find that gets kinda messy because then they drip paint everywhere.
Use white towels. You can use colored towels but I find the paint shows up better when you use a white towel.
Allow them to fully dry. It is important that you let the paint fully dry before moving the towels.
Do not wash the towels if using kid safe paint. If you are using kid safe paint like washable paint then you are not going to want to use these towels as a hand towel. The paint will come off and lighten in the washer.
Use Fabric Paint for being able to wash and use towels. If you want to be able to use the towels in your kitchen as handtowels and not as a decorative item then you will want to use fabric paint.
DIY Leaf Handprint Hand towels Supplies
- Two white or cream teatowels
- Red, yellow, orange and dark brown fabric paint – This here is a great NonToxic Fabric paint
- Paper plate
- Foam paint brush – You can grab a 25 pack for around $9 here
- Thin tip paint brush
How to Make DIY Leaf Handprint Hand towels
Pour a quarter size blob of each paint onto your paper plate.
With your foam brush paint your child’s hand with either the red, yellow or orange paint. Press their hand onto the tea towel.
Choose different colors to paint their hand and press it into the towel at different angles. Repeat this until both towels are covered in multi-colored hand prints.
Take the thin paint brush and outline all the hand prints with the brown paint.
To make the leaves veins you will paint a thin line down the palm of the hand print. Off of that line, you will need to make smaller lines going off the side on an angle.
Allow the paint to completely dry before use.
Follow the directions on your fabric paint when washing your towels.
Fall Crafts for Kids
- Handprint Witch Canvas
- Kids footprint Ghost
- Fraken FootPrints Canvas
- Handprint and footprint Monsters Canvas
- Halloween Slime
- Easy DIY Halloween Wreath
- Popsicle Stick Halloween Puzzle
- Potato Jack O Lantern Stamps
DIY Leaf Handprint Hand towels
- Pour a quarter size blob of each paint onto your paper plate.
- With your foam brush paint your child’s hand with either the red, yellow or orange paint. Press their hand onto the tea towel. Choose different colors to paint their hand and press it into the towel at different angles. Repeat this until both towels are covered in multi-colored hand prints.
- Take the thin paint brush and outline all the hand prints with the brown paint. To make the leaves veins you will paint a thin line down the palm of the hand print. Off of that line, you will need to make smaller lines going off the side on an angle.
- Allow the paint to completely dry before use.
- Follow the directions on your fabric paint when washing your towels.
Comments & Reviews
I think you probably meant a quarter size drop of paint.
Doing this with granddaughter tomorrow.
Linda Putnam says
So cute love these ideals
Savannah Baker says
Ah, these are the cutest, and would make such great little gifts! Pinning to make later, because easy crafts are definitely my favorite <3
Oma K says
Could I do this on canvas?
YES!!! it would be cute
I love this idea! Thank you for sharing!!